Marine de Loire Museum



The hull of a "gabare" fitted with a mast and folded sail, lies on the paved ground moored alongside a quay of the Loire... Housed in the former château stables (a listed building dating back to the late 17th century), through real-life reconstruction, this museum retraces the history of bargemen, river transport and river traffic; the epic tale of Loire navigation and the social and economic life it generated in the surrounding area. The highly documented museum is the reference for the history of Loire marine life, and also contains rich collections of earthenware, maps, tools and historical objects, displayed through modern and educational scenography (interactive terminals, films...).

The Châteauneuf-sur-Loire domain was considered in the 17th century as a "little Versailles". The park transformed in the 19th century in an English park and planted with rare species, offers a green setting for the Museum of the Marine de Loire. The museum is installed since 1998 in the stables of the castle, classified as a historic monument. This pleasant setting, freely accessible, offers playground, picnic area and walking paths to the Loire and the port.

Le musée retrace l'histoire de la navigation sur la Loire, les échanges commerciaux, la vie des mariniers, grâce à une collection unique d'estampes, de faïences et d'objets d'art.

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  • Visits
    • Average length of individual visits : 1h
  • Opening hours
    Du 20/05/2021 au 31/10/2021
    Monday 10:00 - 18:00 -
    Tuesday Fermé
    Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 -
    Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 -
    Friday 10:00 - 18:00 -
    Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 18:00
    Sunday 10:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Spoken languages English German
    Languages ​​of the documentation English German Dutch
    Support adapted to families English German
    Multimedia support adapted to families French

La Loire à Vélo

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  • Full adult price : 5,00€
  • Discount rate : 3,00€
  • Child rate (à partir de 7 ans) : 3,00€
  • Free rate (Moins de 7 ans)
  • Other rates (Visite guidée pour groupe d'adultes : entrée + forfait guidage 45€) : 3,00€
  • Other rates (Visite libre pour groupe de 10 adultes minimum) : 3,00€
  • Other rates (Visite guidée du musée pour les scolaires) : 2,00€
Methods of payment

Postal or bank cheques - Cash

Equipments and Services

  • Film projection room
  • Junior workshop
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Temporary exhibitions

Contact and location

Marine de Loire Museum
Ecuries du château
1 place Aristide Briand

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