Suggested cruising options Sablé-sur-Sarthe*
Nature getaway

Short break
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122 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 Sablé sur Sarthe
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    Sablé sur Sarthe marina
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    Château du Plessis Bourré (15th century)
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    Angers: Maison d'Adam (19th century)
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    A stop off along the Sarthe river
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    Terra Botanica - activities around the world of plant life
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    Terra Botanica - Europe's first plant orientated theme park!
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Description of
the boating holiday

Your boating holiday Sablé-sur-Sarthe to Angers

Set off from Sablé-sur-Sarthe, and cruise your way to the city of Angers. As you sail along the river Sarthe you’ll discover châteaux, charming villages and beautiful hikes.  There are many local traditions waiting to be discovered too

Departure base

The rental of your Nicols boat from the base of Sablé-sur-Sarthe in Anjou is the ideal place to discover this beautiful calm and nonchalant river that is the Sarthe. Its low number of locks will seduce the novice for a first cruise in all serenity.

Places to see and things to do

Sablé-sur-Sarthe: Castle park, guided tour of the ancient town centre, The museum of the flying man, art gallery of the Chateau de Villeneuve, ‘Espace Henri Royer’ with Picnic area, Playground, Mini golf, Pool and jetty.

Medieval garden, golf course, hiking trails

Aquaculture farm of Anjou, St Aubin’s church, Boule du Fort (a local game)

Church, hiking trails

: House of the river, Boule de fort (a local game), equestrian centre

Juvardeil: Swimming pool by river, hiking trails

Tiercé/Etriche: Church, Chapelle du Moulin d’Ivray, hemp ovens

Cheffes-sur-Sarthe: Church of Notre Dame de Cheffes, Castle of Plessis Bourré, Golf course of Champigné

Briollay: Church (historic monument), laundry

Ecouflant: Park Anjou Adventure tree-climbing park, Parc de loisir des Sablières (water park), Interpretive village trail, sensory garden in the town hall

Angers: Château de Roi René, cathedral, museum, Terra Botanica amusement and botanical park, parks

When you have explored Angers, it’s time to turn back for the return leg of your cruise.  Perhaps visit some of your favourite discoveries as you cruise back to your starting base at Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

Canal boats available

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An excellent weekend!
Our long weekend break was excellent -it was a family experience that we want to do again very soon! Passing through the locks is child's play and the lock keepers are very friendly and helpful.

Jonathan, Châteaugiron