During this one-way boating holiday from Sablé-sur-Sarthe to Grez-Neuville, enjoy the tranquility of the Sarthe waters and admire the rich nature and historic heritage that surround it. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy including walks and bike rides on the towpaths, family activities and the tasting of local specialties as you make stops to leave the boat and explore!
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
Cantenay-Epinard: Hiking trails
Montreuil-Juigné: Pedestrian path, castle, library, church, Le Marais, nature reserve with observation point
Feneu: Church, hiking trails, Moulin de Sautré water mill, Château de Sautré
Pruillé: Château du Plessis Macé
Grez-Neuville: Aquarelle gallery, equestrian centre, St Martin’s church
When you reach Grez-Neuville it’s time to return your boat to the base and return home full of great memories from your boating holiday.
Holiday reviews from Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Two weeks of dreams
Spending two weeks sailing on Sarthe and Mayenne is the best experience we've had! The landscapes are beautiful with many castles, stunning properties and charming villages many of which have award for their floral decoration. We will definitely come back!
Romy and Maja, Germany