La Mignonnette


La Mignonnette is a perfect way to spend time on the Loire River. 

La Mignonnette

A couple of weeks ago we went with friends on Sébastien Boudin’s lovely river boat called the Mignonnette. 


We spent a delightful time at the end of the day leisurely enjoying the Loire River.   


We brought our own picnic dinner and wine.  It was a magical way to have dinner with our friends and to see the river from a different perspective.



Sébastien was the perfect captain.  He had fun stories to tell of the history along the Loire River.   


We learned so much from Sébastien about the river, the flora and fauna.  Sébastien’s delightful eight year old daughter, Lily, was his helper for the evening.  You can tell she enjoys the boat and the river.                                                 


Sébastien has built 15 traditional river boats.  The boats are all flat bottomed so they can easily navigate the river.  


For a lovely cruise on the Loire River you can contact Sébastien at [email protected] or on Facebook under Mignonnette.  Sébastien’s phone number is +33 (0) 6 62 85 35 18  We are sure you will enjoy your cruise as much as we did!                                   


Thoughts of foodOur favourite peach crumble is from Orlando Murrin’s book, A Table in the Tarn.  The crumble is made of almonds, brown and white sugar, butter, vanilla and flour.  Very delicious with fresh cream from the market!