Set off from Sablé-sur-Sarthe, and cruise your way to the city of Angers. As you sail along the river Sarthe you’ll discover châteaux, charming villages and beautiful hikes. There are many local traditions waiting to be discovered too
The rental of your Nicols boat from the base of Sablé-sur-Sarthe in Anjou is the ideal place to discover this beautiful calm and nonchalant river that is the Sarthe. Its low number of locks will seduce the novice for a first cruise in all serenity.
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.
Pincé-sur-Sarthe: Medieval garden, golf course, hiking trails
Morannes: Aquaculture farm of Anjou, St Aubin’s church, Boule du Fort (a local game)
Brissarthe: Church, hiking trails
Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe: House of the river, Boule de fort (a local game), equestrian centre
Juvardeil: Swimming pool by river, hiking trails
Tiercé/Etriche: Church, Chapelle du Moulin d’Ivray, hemp ovens
Cheffes-sur-Sarthe: Church of Notre Dame de Cheffes, Castle of Plessis Bourré, Golf course of Champigné
Briollay: Church (historic monument), laundry
Ecouflant: Park Anjou Adventure tree-climbing park, Parc de loisir des Sablières (water park), Interpretive village trail, sensory garden in the town hall
Angers: Château de Roi René, cathedral, museum, Terra Botanica amusement and botanical park, parks
When you have explored Angers, it’s time to turn back for the return leg of your cruise. Perhaps visit some of your favourite discoveries as you cruise back to your starting base at Sablé-sur-Sarthe.
Holiday reviews from Sablé-sur-Sarthe
An excellent weekend!
Our long weekend break was excellent -it was a family experience that we want to do again very soon! Passing through the locks is child's play and the lock keepers are very friendly and helpful.