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Boating holidays on the Sarthe

From Châteauneuf sur Sarthe

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.

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Over 300 km of waterways to satisfy everyone’s desires

With the MayenneSarthe and OudonChâteauneuf 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:

Aller-retour 62km - 10 locks 9h Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Sablé > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe
Aller-retour 122km - 12 locks 17h Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Angers > Sablé > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe
One week
Aller-retour 206km - 38 locks 35h Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Sablé > Malicorne > La Suze sur Sarthe > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe