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Quaint French Port
Briare Highlights
Quaint French Port
Cross the vast Loire River via the famed Briare Aqueduct.
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Located in the Loire Valley, Briare is an excellent port to visit during a river cruise through France. One unique aspect of this port city is that the Canal de Briare crosses the Loire River, making a great opportunity for water-related activities. Among some of the things you can do while in Briare include waterfront strolls, canal boat trips, checking out monuments, and more. There are also numerous museums and chateaus that you can explore. Plus, you can easily find a few interesting attractions just outside of the city.

CroisiEurope is the only cruise line that currently features cruises departing from Briare. Their barge, MS Deborah, will provide you with an extremely intimate (22-guest) river cruising experience along the Loire River. Since this vessel is much smaller than large ocean liners, you will call upon less-visited ports, such as Lere, Menetreol-Sous-Sancerre, Herry, Marseilles, Les-Aubigny, and Nevers. CroisiEurope is best known for its terrific value, gourmet French cuisine, and impressive itineraries. A great time to visit Briare is between June and September, as that is when the weather is most pleasant and sees the least rainfall.

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Things to do near Briare

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Briare, along with a brief description:

♦ Museums

While not brimming with museums, Briare features a few ones that are worth visiting before or after your cruise! Briare’s most popular museum is the Museum of Enamels and Mosaics. This incredible gallery is filled with buttons, beads, mosaics, machinery, documents, and photographs that are reminiscent of the manufactory of Briare. Discover the history and button and bead production, as well as a large collection of Art Nouveau mosaics. The second most popular museum in Briare is Le Musee does Deux Marines et du Pont-Canal, which is a fascinating gallery focusing around the legendary Pont Canal and its history.

♦ Chateaus

Briare is famous for its numerous chateaus/castles that you can tour. The most highly-rated destination is Chateau de la Bussiere, which focuses heavily on a fishing theme. There is also the Castle of Saint Brisson sur Loire, a 19th century medieval fortress with over 15 rooms for you to wander. Another noteworthy attraction is Chateau de Trouse-Barriere, a beautiful historic manor. Tours are available for all of these sights, and they also make wonderful photo opportunities from the outside!

♦ Briare Aqueduct

When spending time in Briare, you can visit the legendary Briare Aqueduct, which was built to help boats cross the Loire River more easily. This steel structure was built with the help of Gustave Eiffel, who is famously known for designing Paris’ Eiffel Tower. It is the oldest and longest canal bridge in France. Whether you opt for a relaxing stroll along this beautiful structure or go for a thrilling canal boat ride, you definitely don’t want to miss your chance to experience this historic and scenic bridge!

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