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Lavalloise getaway

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146 KM
from 923 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    Moor points at Laval (© Laval Tourism)
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    Laval old town
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    Château de Laval
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    Château Gontier (©D.Vernier - Mayenne Tourisme)
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    Château Gontier (©D.Vernier - Mayenne Tourisme)
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    The Mayenne valley - the lock at Roussière
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    Castle at Angers (13th - 16th century)
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    Angers: Maison d'Adam (19th century)
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    Terra Botanica - Europe's first plant orientated theme park!

Description of
the boating holiday

Enjoy peaceful cruising on the Mayenne and Oudon rivers

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.

Departure base

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.

Places to see and things to do

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.

Canal boats available

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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!

Michel, Melun