Step aboard and set sail for a week of discoveries - exploring castles, museums, abbeys and charming villages among the countryside that surrounds the peaceful Mayenne and Oudon rivers.
When opened in the 1980s, the port of Grez-Neuville was boat rental base in Anjou to offer waterways holidays without the need for a license. From its pleasant surroundings, you will It embark on your cruise, soon to be seduced by this natural and charming region.
Grez-Neuville: Aquarelle gallery, equestrian centre, St Martin’s church
Montreuil-sur-Maine: Mariale’s cave, Chauvon
Chenillé-Changé: Church, water mill, Chateau des Rues
Daon: Leisure centre (canoes, pedalos, swimming), Fountain laundry
Ménil: Notre Dame de Bonne Fortune’s chapel, the laundry where painter Degas was inspired , “Le bac de Ménil” ferry crossing, riverside beach
Château-Gontier: Zoo, “Jardin du bout de monde” - garden at Chateau Gontier, equestrian centre, Convent of Ursulines, St Jean’s church
Entrammes: Abbey of Port Salut, Roman-Gaul Baths
Laval: Racecourse ofBellevue-la-Forêt, Lactopôle dairy museum, Chateau de Laval, “Bateau-Lavoir Saint-Julien” historic floating wash-house, museum
Le Lion d'Angers: Briand Island stud
La Chapelle-sur-Oudon: Château de la Loire, mountain biking trails
Segré: Port de plaisance marina, exhibitions, slate mine, St Madeleine’s church
When you reach Segré, it’s time to turn back for the return leg of your cruise that takes you back through the beautiful countryside to your starting base at Grez-Neuville
Holiday reviews from Grez-Neuville
Ideal for beginners
This boating trip on the clean waters of the Mayenne river is ideal for beginners like us. Cruising through beautiful landscapes past castles and charming villages, we found the locks were well maintained and easier to use than expected. For mooring there are many pontoons in all the best locations and facilities, such as water points.