Canal boat holidays in Anjou

Hire a canal boat and enjoy the pleasures of a boating holiday in the Anjou region of France.
At only two and half hours from Paris and located between the Loire and Brittany regions, Anjou has more than 300km of navigable rivers dedicated purely to river tourism and waiting to be explored!

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Hire a canal boat in Anjou for your boating holiday

Famous for fine food and wine and historic castles and abbeys, the Anjou boasts a superb network of rivers that lead you to the many treasures that the region has to offer.

The three Nicols bases provide boating holiday itineraries on the Sarthe and Mayenne rivers for exploring the many riches of the Anjou – which is best done from the water!

Whether it’s the forest covered hillsides, riverside mansions or charming villages, we’re sure you and your crew of family and friends will love everything about Anjou including captaining your very own stylish self-drive canal boat (no previous experience needed!).

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Canal boat hire on the Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon rivers

In Anjou you are guaranteed peace and tranquillity on the waterways as your boating holiday transports you to the many small flowery villages that are dotted along the Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon rivers. Each village is steeped in local history and bursting with charm.

The waterways here are some of the best equipped in France. There are plenty of water stops and mooring pontoons while the man-made locks of the region are open every day and easy to use – even for first time cruisers.