News - 2017

Village Improvements

New Village Boulangerie

On 1st March 2017 a new Boulangerie opened adjacent to the Maison Loire et Nature, just a short walk from La Cashette. Fresh bread and a selection of lovely (fattening) pasteries and cakes are baked throughout the week. It is open each day except for Tuesdays. The bread dispencer still exists for use 'out of hours.

New Boulangerie

Village Improvements

Following on from 2016's stage I of the road and pavement improvements through the village, stage II, the area from the Mairie to the Maison Loire et Nature, has been completed over the winter. The whole area has new a parking layout, new kerbing and paved sidewalks, inproved LED street lighting, flowerbeds and speed humps to slow down the traffic in the 30km/h zone. The surfaces match those of the stage I section beyond the church. The existing trees in the square have been replaced with new, less invasive, Cherry trees. The whole area has been resurfaced and tidyed up with new benches etc..

The clock face in the church tower had been upgraded with LED lighting.

Church with new clock face


Town Hall Square


The top of Rue Fernand Obligy has been included in the upgrade and is now part of the 30km speed zone which extends for the whole length of the levee through the village.

Rue Albert Ruelle


The quay remains unchanged with the new benches and tables and bicycle stands, which where added to the quay enabling more people to relax by the river watching the birds, fish and locals doing their thing on the river.

Ferry service continues

The ferry service for tourists linking La Chapelle sur Loire with La Loire a Velo national cycle route on the other bank is to continue this year.  It is voluntary manned by members of the local traditional Boating Association (called Les Bateliers Des Vents D'Galerne.)

The 'free of charge' ferry service for cyclists runs at 9:30am and 4:00pm from La Chapelle sur loire and at 10:00am and 4:30pm from the opposit bank each Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout July and August. Subject to there being sufficient water level to cross the river. Note! Other passengers can be taken, free of charge, at the discretion of the crew.

The boat which takes up to 12 people can also be booked for private trips on the loire at the Maison Loire et Nature situated above the quay.

Brise Chapelonne Ferry Service

Boating Association News

The traditional boating association - Les Bateliers Des Vents D'Galerne - have errected a sturdy boat building platform using from some lengths of heavy railway line from the local recycled line through La Chapelle sur loire.

This is in preparation for the next project which will be flat-bottomed barge-like traditional working boat with a loading ramp at the front. This boat is intended to be used for transporting bicycles across the river.

Toue Cabine under construction

The traditional boating association - Les Bateliers Des Vents D'Galerne - have errected a sturdy boat building platform using from some recycled lengths of rail way line from the local line.

This is in preparation for the next project which will be flat-bottomed barge-like traditional working boat with a loading ramp at the front. This boat is intended to be used for transporting bicycles across the river.

The Bateliers Des Vents D'Galerne choir continues to sing at various local village fetes up and down the river.

Swimming Pool update

Our heated swimming pool is still fully operational in season. We have fitted new carpeting to the deck area over the winter. The pool has a heating system - just like expensive in-ground pools. Although it is still somewhat at the mercy of the weather, generally it maintains 26deg C plus. It extended the season by several weeks each year.

Swimming Pool

Off road parking

The off-road parking and maneuvering area continues to be appreciated by our guests..

Parking Area