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Mayenne river short break: Discover Anjou from the water

Short break
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132 KM
from 649 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    The Nicols base at Grez-Neuville
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    Bac de Menil, on the river Mayenne (© Mayenne Tourism)
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    Château Gontier (©D.Vernier - Mayenne Tourisme)
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    Moored at Montreuil sur Maine, Mayenne valley

Description of
the boating holiday

Escape on the Mayenne river

You will discover Anjou from a different perspective with this boating break. Sail at your own place and stop whererever you like to explore charming villages, visit the ancient city of Château-Gontier and enjoy the peaceful waters of the Mayenne .


Departure base

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.

Places to see and things to do

Grez-Neuville: Aquarelle gallery, equestrian centre, St Martin’s church

Le Lion d'Angers: Briand Island stud

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

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

When you reach Entrammes, turn back for the return leg of your cruise that takes you back through the beautiful countryside to starting base at Grez-Neuville.

Canal boats available

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This was our first river cruise, but the Nicols team made us feel at home and had many sailing tips. We loved this experience! Our only regret was that we didn’t have longer! We cruise with Nicols again next year, so we must choose another destination!

Gilles, Saint-Pierre-des-Corps