Pays de la Loire and Anjou : the ideal setting for a successful waterway cruise
Climate and geographical setting are two essential criteria when selecting your destination to embrace the charms of waterway tourism. Why not opt for the mild climate of Anjou and the nearby Atlantic Ocean shore in Pays de la Loire, to experience a waterway cruise with your family or friends ? No less than 300 kilometres of waterways await, allowing you to choose the itinerary for your houseboat holiday. Navigate the waters of the Mayenne, Sarthe or Oudon for a guaranteed immersion in the well-preserved hilly landscapes that have secured the reputation of what was once the province of Anjou.
Embark on a waterway journey through a series of different terroirs
Will you also take advantage of your cruise to unveil the secrets of an eventful and exciting history ? Travel through the town of Laval and, from the deck of your licence-free rental boat, you’ll be able to admire its château, which dominates the entire river valley. Between Laval and Mayenne, you’ll discover the wilder aspect of this eponymous river, taking to the towpaths to immerse yourself in the region’s traditions. Launch your houseboat on the waters of the Mayenne and head south to take in a series of picturesque traditional villages that will enchant every member of your crew.
Whichever route you choose, you’ll be able to go wherever your desires lead. From Angers, the medieval town par excellence, to the abbey of Solesmes, you won’t be short of ideas for great stopping points for a waterway cruise that will quickly become unforgettable.