Suggested cruising options Sablé-sur-Sarthe*
Nature and heritage in southern Sarthe

One week
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Angers - Grez-Neuville
166 KM
from 923 EUROS**
* Cruise suggestions: non contractual information
** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    The Nicols base at Sablé sur Sarthe
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    Sablé sur Sarthe marina
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    Château du Plessis Bourré (15th century)
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    Angers: Maison d'Adam (19th century)
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    A stop off along the Sarthe river
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    Terra Botanica - activities around the world of plant life
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    Terra Botanica - Europe's first plant orientated theme park!
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    The Mayenne valley - the lock at Roussière
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    The Nicols base at Grez-Neuville

Description of
the boating holiday

Your boat rental on the Sarthe

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!


Departure base

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.

Places to see and things to do

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.

Medieval garden, golf course, hiking trails

Aquaculture farm of Anjou, St Aubin’s church, Boule du Fort (a local game)

Church, hiking trails

House of the river, Boule de fort (a local game), equestrian centre

Swimming pool by river, hiking trails

Church, Chapelle du Moulin d’Ivray, hemp ovens

Church of Notre Dame de Cheffes, Castle of Plessis Bourré, Golf course of Champigné

Church (historic monument), laundry

Park Anjou Adventure tree-climbing park, Parc de loisir des Sablières (water park), Interpretive village trail, sensory garden in the town hall

Château de Roi René, cathedral, museum, Terra Botanica amusement and botanical park, parks

Hiking trails

Pedestrian path, castle, library, church, Le Marais, nature reserve with observation point

Church, hiking trails, Moulin de Sautré water mill, Château de Sautré

Château du Plessis Macé

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.

Canal boats available

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Holiday reviews from Sablé-sur-Sarthe

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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

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