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Suggested cruising options Grez-Neuville*
Cruise one-way on Mayenne and Sarthe

One week
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DEPART :
Grez-Neuville
By :
Laval - Angers
ARRIVE :
Sablé-sur-Sarthe
DISTANCE :
222 KM
TIME :
39h00
LOCKS :
52
from 979 EUROS**
* Cruise suggestions: non contractual information
** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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Description of
the boating holiday

Castles, Heritage and Traditions

Embark on a one-way cruise from Grez-Neuville to Sablé-sur-Sarthe. During your crusie along the Mayenne and the Sarthe, you will visit characterful cities like Laval, Château-Gontier and Angers; sail with your rental boat between towns and countryside in the heart of ‘Natura 2000’ conservation area and discover ancestral traditions such as violin making, the Boule de fort game and trekking

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

Laval: Racecourse ofBellevue-la-Forêt, Lactopôle dairy museum, Chateau de Laval, “Bateau-Lavoir Saint-Julien” historic floating wash-house, museum

Entrammes: Abbey of Port Salut, Roman-Gaul Baths

Château-Gontier: Zoo, “Jardin du bout de monde” - garden at Chateau Gontier, equestrian centre, Convent of Ursulines, St Jean’s church

Ménil: Notre Dame de Bonne Fortune’s chapel, the laundry where painter Degas was inspired , “Le bac de Ménil” ferry crossing, riverside beach

Daon: Leisure centre (canoes, pedalos, swimming), Fountain laundry
 
Chenillé-Changé: Church, water mill, Chateau des Rues

Montreuil-sur-Maine: Mariale’s cave, Chauvon

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

Ecouflant: Park Anjou Adventure tree-climbing park, Parc de loisir des Sablières (water park), Interpretive village trail, sensory garden in the town hall

Briollay: Church (historic monument), laundry

Cheffes-sur-Sarthe: Church of Notre Dame de Cheffes, Castle of Plessis Bourré, Golf course of Champigné

Juvardeil: Swimming pool by river, hiking trails

Tiercé/Etriche: Church, Chapelle du Moulin d’Ivray, hemp ovens

Juvardeil: Swimming pool by river, hiking trails

Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe: House of the river, Boule de fort (a local game), equestrian centre

Brissarthe: Church, hiking trails

Morannes: Aquaculture farm of Anjou, St Aubin’s church, Boule du Fort (a local game)

Pincé-sur-Sarthe: Medieval garden, golf course, hiking trails

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

With your boating holiday on the Mayenne and Sarthe at an end, you can return your boat to the Nicols base at Sablé-sur-Sarthe and return home with fantastic memories of your trip.

Canal boats available

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Nothing but praise for the Mayenne and its tranquility
This is a superb region with the beautiful Mayenne and its peacefulness. Along the way every lock keeper was as nice as the last and the Nicols staff were very friendly and gave us an excellent welcome in Grez-Neuville.

Sébastien, Gastins

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