During this river cruise in the heart of Anjou, you’ll discover all the charm of this region with its rich historical and natural heritage. Explore castles and mansions and learn about the history of local shipping – all while sailing through ‘Natura 2000’ conservation areas.
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
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
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
Malicorne: ‘Musee de la faienceum’ ceramic museum, ‘Malicorne Espace Faience’ earthenware fun and interactive museum, Chateau def Malicorne, guided tour of the village
When you reach Malicorne, 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.
Holiday reviews from Grez-Neuville
Great tips for beginners
The Nicols team is very nice and gives excellent advice to novice sailors. The boat was very nice, in excellent condition and the river was lovely! We had a great holiday!
Benjamin, Hinton St. George, England