Anjou

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies the so-called "La Douce France" –⁠ the lovely France of poets.

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France of poets

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" –⁠ the lovely France of poets. Take a trip on one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history. Don't miss the cities of Angers, Laval, Mayenne and Le Mans. The Sarthe is a calm river, suitable for beginner skippers. During the cruise you can enjoy the green countryside with picturesque villages, visit the elegant chateau of Plessis Bourré, the historic centre of Le Mans, the imposing Benedictine abbey of Solesmes or Malicorne, the porcelain capital.

The river La Mayenne is adorned with small villages with mansions, private castles and ancient mills. Make a stop in the royal town of Angers or in Entrammes, where you can visit the abbey or the "Port-Salut" cheese factory. In Laval, you will find a museum of naive drawings.

Map of Anjou
St. Maurice's Cathedral on the banks of the Maine River

St. Maurice's Cathedral on the banks of the Maine River

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Cruises for 2–⁠5 days

Sablé cruising area, Anjou, France, map

Trip length: 2 days | 48 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 10

Sablé — Malicorne

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 2 days | 54 km
Type of cruise:  there and back
Number of locks: 12

Sablé — Châteauneuf

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 2 days | 65 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 16

Grez — Château Gontier

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 5 days | 134 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 22

Sablé — Malicorne — Cheffes and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 5 days | 135 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 34

Grez — Entrammes Oudon

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 5 days | 162 km
Type of cruise: there and back 
Number of locks: 22

Sablé — Fillé

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Cruises for a week

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 138 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 40

Grez — Laval

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Chennilé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 142 km
Type of cruise: one-way route
Number of locks: 22

Chenillé — Anger — Châteauneuf Malicorne — La Suze

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 152 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 46

Grez — Laval — Segré and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 160 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 18

Grez — Sablé — Solesmes

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Le Mans, Anjou, France, cruising area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 163 km
Type of cruise: one-way route
Number of locks: 26

Le Mans — Malicorne — Solesmes — Sablé — Morannes — Angers — Grey — Chenillé-Changé

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Chenillé, Anjou, France, cruising area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 168 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 48

Chenillé — Daon — Château-Gontier — Laval and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Chenillé, Anjou, France, cruising area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 169 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 2

Chenillé — Segré — Angers — Châteauneuf and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 172 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 18

Sablé - Solesmes - Grez Neuville

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" - the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 196 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 34

Sablé — Fillet — Cheffes

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Le Mans, Anjou, France, cruising area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 204 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 38

Le Mans — Malicorne — Solesmes — Sablé — Morannes — Le Mans

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 205 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 34

Châteauneuf — Sablé — Malicorne — Le Mans and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 7 days | 252 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 21

Angers — Chenillé-Changé — Chateau-Gontier — Entrammes — Angers

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Cruises for 10–⁠14 days

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 10 days | 178 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 78

Chenillé — Château-Gontier — Laval — Mayenne and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 306 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 50

Sablé — Laval — Fillé

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 307 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 96

Chenillé — Château-Gontier — Mayenne — Angers and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 326 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 52

Le Mans — Malicorne — Solesmes — Sablé — Morannes — Angers — Grey — Chenillé-Changé — Le Mans

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 356 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 80

Sablé — Laval — Le Mans and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 357 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 54

Châteauneuf — Malicorne — Le Mans — Angers — Segré and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 380 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 142

Grez — Mayenne — Angers — Le Mans and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 392 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 35

Angers — Chenillé-Changé — Laval — Mayenne — Segré — Angers

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Grez, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 14 days | 396 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 82

Grez — Le Mans — Laval and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.

Cruises for three weeks

Sablé, Anjou, France, navigation area, map

Trip length: 21 days | 558 km
Type of cruise: there and back
Number of locks: 136

Chenillé — Laval — Mayenne — Segré — Angers — Malicorne — Le Mans and back

In Anjou, between the Atlantic, the Loire Valley and Brittany, lies "La Douce France" — the lovely France of poets. Take a boat trip with one of our boats on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon and discover the Anjou region with its rich gastronomy and history.