Suggested cruising options Grez-Neuville*
The intriguing river Sarthe

One week
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Sablé - Malicorne
111 KM
from 979 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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    The Mayenne valley - the lock at Roussière
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    Terra Botanica - activities around the world of plant life
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    Haras at Lion d'Angers
  • 07-angers-distillerie-cointreau
    Visit the Cointreau distillery at Angers (tasting opportunities)
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    The Nicols base at Sablé sur Sarthe
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Description of
the boating holiday

Discover the heart of Anjou by boat

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.


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

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

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.

Canal boats available

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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