Waterway cruise near Le MansFrom La Suze sur Sarthe
If you already know the secrets of this region of the Sarthe and Mayenne, you can discover a new way of enjoying all the local attractions. A waterway cruise from La Suze sur Sarthe opens up countless possibilities, so get organised and prepare your itinerary!
La Suze sur Sarthe : gateway to a cruise from the Mayenne to the Oudon
Come and see us in the Sarthe département for an initiation into steering your licence-free boat. The town’s attractions will be a pleasant surprise as your holidays begin even before embarking on your rental boat. Stroll down the bustling streets of La Suze sur Sarthe towards the remaining ruins of the old castle, or the more recent 17th century Château de la Fuye, which is also well worth a look. Be sure to seek out the elegant Eglise Saint Julien de Brioude, as well as Chapelle Notre Dame des Bois, before taking control of your boat. Your river cruise will thus get off to the best possible start, especially given the region’s beautifully mild climate – perfect for relaxing on the waterways !
A waterway cruise – time to unwind and discover a region’s treasures
Take things at a soothing pace, choosing your route with access to a network of more than 300 kilometres of waterways. Discover the wild Mayenne or navigate the Oudon or Sarthe for a week or weekend, roundtrip or one-way cruise. With numerous bases in the region, such as Daon and Chenillé Changé, a waterway cruise gives you complete freedom to put together your own tailor-made itinerary for an unforgettable holiday.
Going through the many locks en route will be one of the highlights of your houseboat trip. Each one is unique, and your whole crew will enjoy helping to manoeuvre the boat or exchanging a few words with the lock keeper. Fishing, swimming, water sports and off-road cycling will brighten up the days spent on your licence-free boat. You can also choose to head for the region’s most emblematic sites, for example by navigating to the foot of Château de Laval or mooring up near the city of Le Mans or Angers.
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Set off from La Suze sur Sarthe and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
|Aller-retour||204km - 38 locks||32h||La Suze sur Sarthe > Malicorne > Solesmes > Sablé sur Sarthe > Morannes > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe|
|Aller-simple||163km - 26 locks||25h||La Suze sur Sarthe > Malicorne > Solesmes > Sablé sur Sarthe > Morannes > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Angers > Grez Neuville > Chenillé Changé ou Daon|
|Aller-retour||326km - 52 locks||50h||La Suze sur Sarthe > Malicorne > Solesmes > Sablé sur Sarthe > Morannes > Châteauneuf sur Sarthe > Angers > Grez Neuville > Chenillé Changé > La Suze sur Sarthe|