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Secret Mayenne : escape the crowds in a quieter part of Anjou

One week
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138 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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    Château de Laval
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    Laval old town
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    Moored at Montreuil sur Maine, Mayenne valley
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    Moor points at Laval (© Laval Tourism)
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    Bac de Menil, on the river Mayenne (© Mayenne Tourism)
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    Château Gontier (©D.Vernier - Mayenne Tourisme)
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    The Nicols base at Grez-Neuville
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Description of
the boating holiday

Your one way cruise from Laval to Grez-Neuville

Discover the charms of river cruising as you sail your Nicols rental boat on the upper Mayenne. First head north from Laval to city of Mayenne, where the surroundings are wilder and less crowded. Then head back down the river past Laval, making a wealth of discoveries on route to the Nicols base at Grez-Neuville.

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

Montgiroux: Château de Montgiroux, Manoir de Morand

Mayenne: Château de Mayenne, Basilique de Notre Dame, Chapelle des Calvairiennes

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

La Jaille-Yvon : Saint Loup Church, hiking trails, outdoor activities at the Base de loisirs Anjou Sport Nature

Chenillé-Changé: Church, water mill, Chateau des Rues

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

Grez-Neuville: Aquarelle gallery, equestrian centre, St Martin’s church

Your one-way voyage finishes at Grez-Neuville where you return your boat before heading home with amazing memories from your trip.

Canal boats available

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An excellent memory
This was our seventh cruise with Nicols and we made even more great holiday memories. Cruising and exploring between Laval and Montgiroux is not to be missed!

Louis, Marseille