Anjou – Pays de la Loire

Navigation is possible along three rivers, the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Oudon. You can choose between a wilder natural landscape to the north, or passing through more villages to the south.

Depending on your interests, visit Le Mans, the Castle of Laval or the Abbey of Solesmes.

Important: Navigation on the Sarthe River will not be possible at the end of the season because of repair work being carried out. Departures will be made from September on the Mayenne River from Chenillé-Changé.

Departure bases: Chenillé-Changé, Angers, Le Mans, Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe

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5 good reasons to visit

1. A fully rehabilitated tow path, ideal for cycling
2. Swimming
3. Ideal waterway for discovering new sensations with the Stand Up Paddle
4. The discovery of flowered locks, with just a short wait to go through
5. Friendly lockkeepers, eager to share their heritage with you

Map of Anjou

Tourist attractions

• The castle of Plessis-Mace, near Pruille
• The town of Lion d’Angers
• The abbey of Port-Salut, in Entrammes
• The «domaine de la Petite Couere», near Segre (a reconstitution of a village from the beginning of the 20th century)
• The tow path along the Mayenne river from Daon to Angers
• The flowers by the locks
• Laval: its old town, its viaduct, its «washhouse» boat
• Angers: its gardens, and leisure park Terra Botanica

Events

• The 24 Hours of Le Mans (June)
• The ‘Mondial du Lion’ – National Stud Farm in Lion d’Angers, shows and competitions, (mid- October)
• The medieval festival in Daon ( first week end of August)
• Bread festival in Menil (mid-July) with fireworks
• The ‘bout de ficelle’ festival in Daon (first weekend of June) four days of music and dance from different backgrounds