During this one-way boating trip, follow the course of the Sarthe to Angers, before sailing on the Mayenne to the city of Comtale Laval. During this beautiful week of sailing, you will be be seduced by the charming cities, châteaux and abbeys and the joy of cruising through the heart of navigate in the heart of this ‘Natura 2000’ conservation area.
The rental of your Nicols boat from the base of Sablé-sur-Sarthe in Anjou is the ideal place to discover this beautiful calm and nonchalant river that is the Sarthe. Its low number of locks will seduce the novice for a first cruise in all serenity.
Sablé-sur-Sarthe: Castle park, guided tour of the ancient town centre, The museum of the flying man, art gallery of the Chateau de Villeneuve, ‘Espace Henri Royer’ with Picnic area, Playground, Mini golf, Pool and jetty
Pincé-sur-Sarthe: Medieval garden, golf course, hiking trails
Morannes: Aquaculture farm of Anjou, St Aubin’s church, Boule du Fort (a local game),
Brissarthe: Church, hiking trails
Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe: House of the river, Boule de fort (a local game), equestrian centre
Juvardeil: Swimming pool by river, hiking trails
Tiercé/Etriche: Church, Chapelle du Moulin d’Ivray, hemp ovens
Briollay: Church (historic monument), laundry
Ecouflant: Park Anjou Adventure tree-climbing park, Parc de loisir des Sablières (water park), Interpretive village trail, sensory garden in the town hall
Angers: Château de Roi René, cathedral, museum, Terra Botanica amusement and botanical park, parks
Cantenay-Epinard: Hiking trails
Montreuil-Juigné: Pedestrian path, castle, library, church, Le Marais, nature reserve with observation point
Feneu: Church, hiking trails, Moulin de Sautré water mill, Château de Sautré
Pruillé: Château du Plessis Macé
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
La Jaille-Yvon : Saint Loup Church, hiking trails, outdoor activities at the Base de loisirs Anjou Sport Nature
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
After exploring the Mayenne and Sarthe rivers, your boating holiday comes to an end at a Laval, where you will return your boat to the Nicols base and head home with many great memories for your trip
Holiday reviews from Sablé-sur-Sarthe
We will be back next year!
As always, this boating holiday was very pleasant and the Nicols team is extremely friendly. This was our third river cruise and we will be back for even more next year!
Ivanova, Sant Cugat del Valles (Spain)