Suggested cruising options Grez-Neuville*
Vibrant Mayenne

One week
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Laval - Segré
181 KM
from 998 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
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Description of
the boating holiday

A voyage of discovery on the Oudon and Mayenne rivers

Step aboard and set sail for a week of discoveries - exploring castles, museums, abbeys and charming villages among the countryside that surrounds the peaceful Mayenne and Oudon rivers.

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

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

Château-Gontier: 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

Laval: Racecourse ofBellevue-la-Forêt, Lactopôle dairy museum, Chateau de Laval, “Bateau-Lavoir Saint-Julien” historic floating wash-house, museum

Le Lion d'Angers:
Briand Island stud

La Chapelle-sur-Oudon: Château de la Loire, mountain biking trails

Segré: Port de plaisance marina, exhibitions, slate mine, St Madeleine’s church

When you reach Segré, it’s time to turn back for the return leg of your cruise that takes you back through the beautiful countryside to your starting base at Grez-Neuville

Canal boats available

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Ideal for beginners
This boating trip on the clean waters of the Mayenne river is ideal for beginners like us. Cruising through beautiful landscapes past castles and charming villages, we found the locks were well maintained and easier to use than expected.  For mooring there are many pontoons in all the best locations and facilities, such as water points.

Joel, Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf