Suggested cruising options Laval*
An unforgettable cruise on the beautiful Mayenne

One week
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153 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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    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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    The Mayenne valley - the lock at Roussière
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    Terra Botanica - Europe's first plant orientated theme park!
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    Terra Botanica - activities around the world of plant life
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    A stop off along the Sarthe river
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    Angers: Maison d'Adam (19th century)
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    Château du Plessis Bourré (15th century)
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    Sablé sur Sarthe marina
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    The Nicols base at Sablé sur Sarthe

Description of
the boating holiday

Essential Anjou

Enjoy a week of sailing one-way on the Mayenne one-way from Laval to Sablé-sur-Sarthe, and make the most of your Nicols rental boat and the beautiful landscapes of this region.  You’ll discover its fauna and flora, its history and master the traditional skills of manual locks.


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

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

Pruillé: Château du Plessis Macé

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

Montreuil-Juigné: Pedestrian path, castle, library, church, Le Marais, nature reserve with observation point

Cantenay-Epinard: Hiking trails

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

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

Briollay: Church (historic monument), laundry

Cheffes-sur-Sarthe: Church of Notre Dame de Cheffes, Castle of Plessis Bourré, Golf course of Champigné

Juvardeil: Swimming pool by river, hiking trails

Tiercé/Etriche: Church, Chapelle du Moulin d’Ivray, hemp ovens

Juvardeil: Swimming pool by river, hiking trails

Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe: House of the river, Boule de fort (a local game), equestrian centre

Brissarthe: Church, hiking trails

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

Pincé-sur-Sarthe: Medieval garden, golf course, hiking trails

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.

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

Canal boats available

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We will come back…again!
We have been enjoying river cruises with Nicols for many years and particularly like cruising on the Mayenne from Laval.  We have sailed five times from Grez-Neuville and there is no doubt that we'll be back again!

Edmund, Nierstein