One of the most beautiful waterways in France.
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Average customer rating for this region : 4.6 étoiles 4.6/5 (based on 41 review)
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Near the Loire, the region has many Renaissance castles. Whether on the Mayenne or on the Sarthe on each stage give places to visit a castle. Unfrequented, Mayenne and Sarthe will delight those came for rest and relaxation.

    Here is the list of waterways in river boat in this region
  • > The Mayenne
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Laval, Grez-Neuville, Chenillé-Changé,

  • > The Sarthe
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Sablé/Sarthe, La Suze/Sarthe.

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    The mayenne

    The Mayenne is one of the most beautiful River of France. On your way to the lovely village of Chenillé-Changé, you will pass Entrammes, famous for its Roman baths, Chateau Gontier and its magnificent gardens and then Daon, where you can try your hand at water skiing, while the children can play on the water slides. When you arrive in Angers, make sure you visit the magnificent 13th century castle and La Doutre, the quarter around the port.

    Laval and its Boat Wash-houses. In the 17th century, Laval used to manufacture a lot of textile and the water from the Mayenne river was used to whiten and dyeing cloth. Laval is also the birthplace of the famous "Douanier Rousseau" and of the early 20th century navigator, Alain Gerbault.
    The Lion of Angers is best known for his famous stud farm. During your stop in boathouse, feel free to take a tour on the isle Briand, you will discover the castle of the eighteenth century.
    The Notre-Dame du Port-du-Salut d‘Entrammes abbey, built in the 13th century, was once known for its manufacture of cheeses (they are always available at the entrance door)
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    Activities
    VineyardVineyard
    The wines of Saumur and Anjou, near Angers
    FishingFishing
    The Mayenne is full of fish, especially between Château-Gontier and Daon with pikelets, bass or catfish.
    MonumentMonument
    Dotted with castles, the banks of Mayenne are conducive to the discovery of our historical heritage.
    NatureNature
    Especially on its northern part, the Mayenne is in the wild, as close to its origins. There is little traffic, allowing you to be quiet and calm all year throughout your houseboat cruise.
    BikeBike
    The towpaths, labeled Greenway between tracked and Mayenne, recently refurbished, its the perfect place for bike riding.
    SwimSwim
    Daon, the banks of the river are landscaped beach and you will find water skiing, pedaloes, canoes and water slide.
    The Locks
    1 Type of locks on The Mayenne
    • - Manual locks with a lock-keeper
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    The sarthe

    After visiting Angers, you will pass Morannes and its castle before mooring at the magnificent fortified town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe. Your next stop will be Solesmes, the time to admire the architectural wonders of its abbey. Next is Malicorne that is renowned for its earthenware and 17th century castle, before arriving at Le Mans, the mecca of motor sports enthusiasts.

    City of culture and history, you will find many museums in Angers, especially the ones dedicated to Tapestry, as well as many castles, abbey churches and cathedrals.
    Located 4 km from the Sarthe, near Cheffes (between Chateauneuf and Écouflant), this castle from 1468 has a 43 meter bridge.
    Castle of the 17th century, it has a beautiful park where Madame de Sévigné liked to walk.
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    MonumentMonument
    The sausage of Montbellliard or of Morteau, as well as the language of beef smoked and smoked ham of the Haut-Doubs are local culinary specialties.
    NatureNature
    Less frequented, Sarthe has kept its original appearance.
    FishingFishing
    As Mayenne, Sarthe is a full of fish water.
    SwimSwim
    Spay, to the field of Houssay, you have the possibility to swim, rent canoes and kayaks or do water skiing.
    The Locks
    1 Type of locks on The Sarthe
    • - Manual locks with a lock-keeper
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    information about the locks of rivers and canals Mayenne and Anjou
    Locks

    The locks are electric or manual and manned by lock keepers. They are open on bank holidays.

    the information on the fluvial navigation with self drive river boat in Mayenne and Anjou
    Boating

    Anjou is an ideal destination if you are new to boating holidays.

    info on boat moorings without a license in Mayenne and Anjou
    Mooring

    It is strongly recommended you only moor in the designated places.

    information on the access to the bases of the boat rental Mayenne and Anjou
    Bases Access

    Hi-speed (TGV) train stations in Laval, Le Mans, Angers and Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

    infos on the one-way with self drive penichette in Mayenne and Anjou
    One Way

    One-way cruises are only confirmed 48 h before departure.

    info on more services and extras possible with your self drive penichette in Mayenne and Anjou
    Services

    All departure bases have secure car parking. All boats departing from Gez-Neuville, Laval and Sablé-sur-Sarthe have at least one 220 V electric hook-up point and electric toilets.

    Average : 4.6 étoiles 4.6/5 (based on 41 review)
    All the reviews presented come from customers having made a cruise while booking on the site of Cris Boat France on a boat of a partner company.
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    5
    - Boat : Pénichette 1165 FB A - Cruise made on 24/08/2019,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Great, a lot of luck with the weather, beautiful area, quiet very relaxing lack of entertainment at stops guenguettes closed the region should make a famous effort for tourists.''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 935 W A - Cruise made on 12/08/2019,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''A discovery that makes us want to start again ...''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 935 W A - Cruise made on 10/08/2019,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Very well''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Pénichette 1120 R A - Cruise made on 19/08/2019,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Good contact before departure, clear documentation, easy booking''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 935 W A - Cruise made on 15/06/2019,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "Good"
     
    4
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 1130 - Cruise made on 17/05/2019,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''An original experience that is worth a visit''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan 1170 - Cruise made on 26/04/2019,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Grez-Neuville Return

    "auto-translation :''Very pleasant stay''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan Primo - Cruise made on 27/09/2018,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Sablé/Sarthe Return

    "Very good"
     
    5
    - Boat : Sedan 1170 - Cruise made on 13/08/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Sablé/Sarthe Return

    "auto-translation :''I repeat to myself perhaps "A wonderfully atypical moment spent with family"''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 1107 W A - Cruise made on 03/08/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "Super"
     
    5
    - Boat : Confort 900 DP - Cruise made on 04/08/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Grez-Neuville and Sablé/Sarthe

    "Perfect"
     
    4
    - Boat : Pénichette 1165 FB A - Cruise made on 28/05/2018,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Always very good''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Estivale Quattro B - Cruise made on 07/05/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Sablé/Sarthe Return

    "auto-translation :''No problem, everything went well.''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Triton 1050 - Cruise made on 07/05/2018,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Daon Return

    "auto-translation :''Pleasant stay, home very well and followed also because the next day, small breakdown of the boat and we were repaired in the quarter of an hour that followed. What good memories !!!''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Pénichette 1260 R A - Cruise made on 07/05/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Excellent as usual''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Pénichette 1120 R A - Cruise made on 05/05/2018,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "Had a really good time"
     
    5
    - Boat : Sedan 1310 - Cruise made on 04/05/2018,
    Duration : Week-end 2 d - Cruise : Sablé/Sarthe Return

    "auto-translation :''Very good''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Confort 900 DP - Cruise made on 09/09/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Sablé/Sarthe Return

    "auto-translation :''Very successful, to renew in very good weather''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Estivale Duo - Cruise made on 22/07/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Sablé/Sarthe and Grez-Neuville

    "auto-translation :''Good service and availability ''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 1130 - Cruise made on 31/07/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Really good holiday, good exchanges with lockers''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 935 W A - Cruise made on 22/07/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "Excellent"
     
    5
    - Boat : Sedan Primo - Cruise made on 03/07/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Grez-Neuville Return

    "auto-translation :''An excellent moment of break in a welcoming region''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan 1170 - Cruise made on 14/04/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Grez-Neuville Return

    "auto-translation :''Very nice''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 1130 - Cruise made on 14/04/2017,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Peaceful.''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 935 W A - Cruise made on 07/04/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''No regrets - to remake!''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 1500 R A - Cruise made on 14/04/2017,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''Very pleasant cruise on the Mayenne''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 935 W A - Cruise made on 03/10/2016,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation :''VERY GOOD''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Confort 900 - Cruise made on 10/09/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Grez-Neuville Return

    "auto-translation :''Boat in perfect working order''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Pénichette 1020 FB A - Cruise made on 24/09/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Very satisfied, very good memories''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Pénichette 1260 R A - Cruise made on 10/09/2016,
    Duration : 14 Nights (2 weeks) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Well as usual''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 930 Fly - Cruise made on 09/09/2016,
    Duration : 14 Nights (2 weeks) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Warm and fun to sail''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Penichette 1107 W A - Cruise made on 19/09/2016,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Exotic''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 1130 - Cruise made on 20/06/2016,
    Duration : 14 Nights (2 weeks) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Relaxing, quiet. River cruises are a good way to unwind.''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Riviera 1130 - Cruise made on 15/04/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Sablé/Sarthe and Laval

    "auto-translation : ''Very welcoming, friendly staff and available''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Estivale Quattro B - Cruise made on 04/05/2016,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Sablé/Sarthe Return

    "auto-translation : ''Team Cris very professional Boat''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 930 Fly - Cruise made on 03/08/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Very good stay, but next time we will choose a newer boat''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Triton 1050 - Cruise made on 07/05/2015,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''A remake soon as possible''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 - Cruise made on 22/08/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Good experience''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Haines 40 - Cruise made on 19/06/2015,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''For 3 days, it is really great. For children, there should be games time navigation''"
     
    3
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 930 Fly - Cruise made on 19/06/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Some small problems with the electricity on board the boat''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 - Cruise made on 13/05/2015,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Chenillé-Changé Return

    "auto-translation : ''Good, very friendly staff''"
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