From Laval, embark on a cruise to Angers on the Mayenne. Before docking in the capital of Anjou, sail along the peaceful Oudon River and enjoy the calm and tranquillity. You’ll find many activities to enjoy including bike rides, walking in the green landscapes of the Mayenne, swimming and fishing.
The Port of Laval is an ideal starting point for a boating holiday. Surrounded by nature, yet easy to reach - just one kilometre from the TGV train station.
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 Daon: Leisure centre (canoes, pedalos, swimming), Fountain laundry
Chenillé-Changé: Church, water mill, Chateau des Rues
Montreuil-sur-Maine: Mariale’s cave, Chauvon
Le Lion d'Angers: Briand Island stud
La Chapelle-sur-Oudon: Château de la Loire, mountain biking trails
Segré: Port de plaisance marina, exhibitions, slate mine, St Madeleine’s church
Grez-Neuville: Aquarelle gallery, equestrian centre, St Martin’s church
• Angers: Château de Roi René, cathedral, museum, Terra Botanica amusement and botanical park, parks
As you near the end of your one-way voyage, it’s well worth sailing past the final base at Grez-Neuville to explore Angers. After that, head back to Grez-Neuville to return your boat and head home with amazing memories from your trip.
Holiday reviews from Laval
A soothing stay
We were charmed by the calm of the Mayenne River and its unspoilt natural landscapes. We were especially seduced by the serenity of cruising on the Oudon, a small peaceful river near Grez-Neuville. A soothing stay, perfect for recharging one’s batteries!