A 10-day boating holiday itinerary has many advantages. To begin with, your start day or return to base day will instead fall outside of the peak weekend days. This means that not only may you notice less traffic on the roads when travelling to the Nicols base but that our teams will have much more time to dedicate to going through everything about your boat and navigation on the waterways. Also by stretching to 10-days canal boat hire, you can choose one of our standard "one week" routes and take your time to increase either the number of stop-off points or the time you spend at each, or you might decide to explore further afield with a longer route such as the one suggested below.
When opened in the 1980s, the port of Grez-Neuville was boat rental base in Anjou to offer waterways holidays without the need for a license. From its pleasant surroundings, you will It embark on your cruise, soon to be seduced by this natural and charming region.
Grez-Neuville: Aquarelle gallery, equestrian centre, St Martin’s church
Montreuil-sur-Maine: Mariale’s cave, Chauvon
Chenillé-Changé: Church, water mill, Chateau des Rues
Daon: Leisure centre (canoes, pedalos, swimming), Fountain laundry
Ménil: Notre Dame de Bonne Fortune’s chapel, the laundry where painter Degas was inspired , “Le bac de Ménil” ferry crossing, riverside beach
Château-Gontier: Zoo, “Jardin du bout de monde” - garden at Chateau Gontier, equestrian centre, Convent of Ursulines, St Jean’s church
Entrammes: Abbey of Port Salut, Roman-Gaul Baths
Laval: Racecourse ofBellevue-la-Forêt, Lactopôle dairy museum, Chateau de Laval, “Bateau-Lavoir Saint-Julien” historic floating wash-house, museum
Montgiroux: Château de Montgiroux, Manoir de Morand
Mayenne: Château de Mayenne, Basilique de Notre Dame, Chapelle des Calvairiennes