Suggested cruising options Sablé-sur-Sarthe*
The A to Z of anjou

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153 KM
from 923 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    The Nicols base at Sablé sur Sarthe
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    Sablé sur Sarthe marina
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    Château du Plessis Bourré (15th century)
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    Angers: Maison d'Adam (19th century)
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    A stop off along the Sarthe river
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    Terra Botanica - activities around the world of plant life
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    Terra Botanica - Europe's first plant orientated theme park!
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    The Mayenne valley - the lock at Roussière
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    The Nicols base at Grez-Neuville
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    Château Gontier (©D.Vernier - Mayenne Tourisme)
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    Moor points at Laval (© Laval Tourism)
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    Château de Laval

Description of
the boating holiday

Explore the Sarthe and the Mayenne by boat

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.

      Departure base

      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.


      Places to see and things to do

      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

      Canal boats available

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      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)

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