Suggested cruising options Grez-Neuville*
Cruise to angers: The capital of Anjou

Weekend 2 days
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48 KM
from 490 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 Grez-Neuville
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    Castle at Angers (13th - 16th century)
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    Night time view of the quay at Savatte in Angers
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    Terra Botanica - Europe's first plant orientated theme park!
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Description of
the boating holiday

Take a break in the footsteps of King René

With this weekend cruise, you will sail your Nicols boat to Angers - country of the "good king René".  You will visit the castles, manor houses and religious buildings that King René and his relatives had built or embellished.

Departure base

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.

Places to see and things to do

Grez-Neuville: Aquarelle gallery, equestrian centre, St Martin’s church

Pruillé: Château du Plessis Macé

Feneu: Church, hiking trails, Moulin de Sautré water mill, Château de Sautré

Montreuil-Juigné: Pedestrian path, castle, library, church, Le Marais, nature reserve with observation point

Cantenay-Epinard: Hiking trails

Angers: Château de Roi René, cathedral, museum, Terra Botanica amusement and botanical park, parks

When you reach Angers, it’s time to turn back for the return leg of your cruise that takes you back through the beautiful countryside to your starting base at Grez-Neuville.

Canal boats available

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To do again next year!
This was our first river cruise ... and it certainly will not be the last! The Nicols team gave us great tips on getting us started before departure and my husband loved playing the "captain". To do again next year!

Nicole and André, Reims