Planning to take a boat trip down Little Venise in Eure et Loir? Embark onboard from the village of Bonneval and glide along the canals of Little Venise in the Beauce area. It’s such great way to spend some quiet time in this peaceful medieval town while enjoying its highlights, its hidden gems and local culinary delights.
Experience life afloat in Eure et Loir
Leave the gondolas for Venice and embark on a self-drive cruise through the waterways of the Beauce aboard an electric boat you can hire from the Capitainerie of Bonneval (the harbor master's office). A cruise on "the Little Venice of the Beauce" offers complete freedom and allows visitors to admire highlights from a different angle: bridges, footbridges and wash houses are dotted along the way. When the night falls, heritage buildings come back to life with illuminations during the summer show "Bonneval, lights along the water".
A gentle canoe ride down the river Loir
If you’ve got a taste for canoeing, exploring the rivers of Eure et Loir by canoe gets you closer to nature and allows you to experience our waterways from a totally new perspective. Whatever your level of paddling, you can rent canoes and kayaks at the Club of Bonneval and set off on an expedition on the wild river Loir with your friends or family! Don't expect a rafting-like descent but rather a gentle ride down in company of local ducks and moorhens. This bucolic canoeing trip through the pristine environment of the river makes for great memories that will last a lifetime!
Regional Produce in the Beauce
Bonneval is a delightful medieval town to explore by foot. You’ll discover ancient heritage such as fortifications, moats, turrets and dovecotes but also an array of delightful, small independent shops. Get a taste of Eure et Loir by visiting Les Vergers de Beauce, a quaint little food store managed by a passionate young couple where you can buy the most delicious regional products. Foodies love to browse for exciting treats and speciality ingredients. The expert knowledge and friendly nature of Pauline and Benjamin make this a shopping experience like no other. Gourmets can also order online for food to be delivered directly at their holiday cottage!
Bonneval's Little Venice
Canoë kayak club bonnevalaisBONNEVAL
Visit at your own pace! Visit the "Beauce Venice", a fortified town surrounded by the Loir River, in a canoe, or admire the river, the green oasis that is a haven for birds and dragonflies.Read more
Go with the flow on river LoirLoir Valley
Make your way to the Loir Valley and discover a wonderland full of striking landscapes and winding waterways. Follow the river as it meanders through the heart of the region and take your pick of all kinds of watery fun, from boating and kayaking to fishing and canoeing.Read more
Electric Boats – Capitainerie de BonnevalBONNEVAL
A peaceful trip along the Loir, to discover Bonneval, the Little Venice of Beauce and see its rich medieval heritage from another point of view. New: history of the wash-houses along the river Loir.Read more
Camping car area of BonnevalBONNEVAL
This campervan site is located on the edge of the Loir, near Saint Florentin Abbey and close to Bonneval town centre. At the riverbank carpark, the municipality provides 20 free pitches, as well as facilities for campervan travellers to dispose of ...Read more
Gîte de la Tour du RoiBONNEVAL
A charming house near Paris (only 120 km or around 1hr 30 mins by car or train, train station 7 minutes walk) awaits in the heart of the charming town of Bonneval, known as "The Little Venice of Beauce".Read more