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Like at all our French bases, we’ll welcome you to Châteauneuf sur Sarthe and set you up to navigate the rivers and canals of the region. The soothing climate here is ideal for a waterway cruise that’s sure to live up to all its promises. Fun activities and unforgettable experiences combine with the opportunity to uncover the treasures of a little-known local history: take it all in as you enjoy a waterway cruise from Châteauneuf sur Sarthe.
Over 300 km of waterways to satisfy everyone’s desires
With the Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon, Châteauneuf sur Sarthe is the gateway to over 300 kilometres of waterways. Each route will offer you different panoramas and landscapes, so let yourself be guided by everyone’s preferences. Whichever itinerary you choose, your waterway cruise will allow your crew to ride their ATB bikes along the towpaths, following your boat. If you prefer a spot of fishing, the region’s lakes and ponds will quickly become essential stopping points. Set off on your waterway cruise and discover the region’s towns and villages. Why not take the time to discover the commune of Sablé sur Sarthe, home to a castle that’s well worth a visit ? This will also give you the chance to purchase some of the famous sablé shortbreads, a local speciality to take back and enjoy aboard your boat.
From Laval to Angers, a cruise through the region’s turbulent past
As well as enjoying going through locks and unwinding to the soothing rhythm of your houseboat, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the region’s most prestigious sites. You’ll get a unique view of the Château de Laval from the deck of your houseboat, since it overlooks the Mayenne, encouraging you to stop off and visit. Make sure you navigate your way to the imposing town of Angers, famous for its castle and medieval buildings, as well as its many parks and municipal gardens. You can also take your boat to the town of Le Mans – motor racing enthusiasts certainly won’t want to miss the chance to visit the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit.
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Set off from Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
62km - 10 locks
Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Sablé > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe
122km - 12 locks
Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Angers > Sablé > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe
206km - 38 locks
Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Sablé > Malicorne > La Suze sur Sarthe > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe
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