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Maine-Anjou

Over 270 kms of waterways to cruise on.

The Sarthe , an authentic heritage
A river enchanted with its luxurious inheritance

This tributary of the Loire takes his source to St-Aquilin-de-Corbion in the Orne to meet with the river of the Mayenne and form so Maine. Through his 133 km of banks, let catch yourselves by the beauty of the natural landscapes and the charming buildings which make all the wealth of our heritage. This course will takes you at feet of cities and villages all built at the edge of banks. From the beginning, you will be rocked by the Gregorian chants of the famous Abbey of Solesmes , you can discover also through a walking tour or in bike the beauty of the former medieval buildings of Asnière on Vègre , the Girl Quoted from Character of Parcé sur Sarthe or still the marvels of the museum of earthenware factory of Malicorne , City of Art. Former commercial way, the Sarthe is only dedicated today to the activity of the river tourism. Thanks to this absence of traffic, you will appreciate even better the peace of the countryside and the soft rocking of the lapping of the water. Disorientation and return to basics guaranteed!


The Mayenne , a sweetness from Anjou
A quiet and bare allying nature

The Mayenne takes her source near the village of The Nacelle in the Orne . Her 195 km of banks will takes you according to stopping places through surprising discoveries. Visit with a guide or in carriage the corridors of the national Stud farm of the Lion of Angers which also proposes numerous demonstrations and exhibitions. Castle Gontier , quoted millennium, will enchant you with its picturesque medieval streets which shelter the Refuge of the Arc, the wildlife park. Visit of the castle of Rongère to St Sulpice , discovery of the Abbey Notre-Dame of Port of the Safety to Entrammes , famous for its cheese or still route in the city of Laval and its wash-sheds so many pleasures which will make the satisfaction of youngs as big!

If you are an amateur of bike, we shall advise you particularly the river of the Mayenne , rich in a very beautiful towpath.

Oudon , a surprising nature
In the heart of the serenity

This river will seduce the nature lovers. Smaller river of France, it is characterized by its very wild side in the heart of the countryside. Taking its source in a small pond in The Gravel, it takes you according to its 103kms in the depths of the wild banks. MOUNTAIN BIKE, hike, activities of leisure activities natural which invite each other ideally on this route.

The Maine, the river at the 17 towers
An exceptional historic panorama

Born of the confluence of the Sarthe and the Mayenne , Maine represents the shortest river of our region. Its 12 km in lengths shall take you at feet of the city of Angers where from its famous castle, quoted from King René , will dazzle you of its 17 massive towers. Famous for its tapestries of the Apocalypse, this fortress reveals you all its magnificence and invites you to enter the numerous small medieval alleys and the former buildings which make all the charm of the city center.
 

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BASES IN THIS AREA

SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY ANJ

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Duo A

5 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Nicols Duo of the new group of "Estivale" boats is offering a perfect compromise between the existing "Sedan" and "Grand Confort" series and ideal boat for a couple. 1 cabin : 1 double bed (140x195) 1 bathroom /WC Lounge area 8 m² with...
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Quattro A

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A new range of "Estivale" boats offering a perfect compromise betwen the existing Sedan and Grand Confort series. 2 cabins : 2 double bed (140x195) convertible into single beds 2 bathrooms /WC Lounge with 360°panoramic view, convertible table into a double bed...
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Grand Confort 1100 a

4 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Concept lately stemmed from our boatyard, the Nicols Grand-Confort provides comfortable and spacious cabins (headroom below deck around 2 meters), each cabin has its own bathroom / WC. Easy and safe access to the fore terrace (the gangway is moulded into the hull deck) aft steps lead to the roof...
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Nicols 1350

4 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Grand comfort range offers comfortable and spacious cabins with their private bathrooms.   4 cabins : 2 with double beds and 2 with double beds convertible into 2 single beds 4 bathrooms / WC Lounge area 14m², panoramic view, convertible table into a double bed...
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Nicols 1000

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols series-sedan, is a serie exclusive to Nicols, a concept unequalled in the field of pleasure boating : the success lies in the superb saloon with its panoramic view, a vast sliding door to the rear of the saloon leading to an enjoyable sedan terrace, with its overhead sun canopy under...
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Nicols 1160

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols series-sedan, is a serie exclusive to Nicols, a concept unequalled in the field of pleasure boating : the success lies in the superb saloon with its panoramic view, a vast sliding door to the rear of the saloon leading to an enjoyable sedan terrace, with its overhead sun canopy under...
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Nicols 1170

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols series-sedan, is a serie exclusive to Nicols, a concept unequalled in the field of pleasure boating : the success lies in the superb saloon with its panoramic view, a vast sliding door to the rear of the saloon leading to an enjoyable sedan terrace, with its overhead sun canopy under...
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Nicols 1310

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols series-sedan, is a serie exclusive to Nicols, a concept unequalled in the field of pleasure boating : the success lies in the superb saloon with its panoramic view, a vast sliding door to the rear of the saloon leading to an enjoyable sedan terrace, with its overhead sun canopy under...
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Nicols 900

3 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Nicols 1100's little brother, it's a perfect boat for 2 couples. The Grand confort range offers comfortable and spacious cabins with their private bathrooms. 2 cabins with double beds, one has a single bed in the cabin 2 bathrooms / WC Lounge with panoramic view,...
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Symphonie 32

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
An elegant spacious and comfortable boat. This speedboat is a member of our classic range. It is a peniche which the shell was made in England in the elegant forms. It is necessary to notice at once that the access on this boat asks for a certain mobility. A stair allows you to enter the...
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Eau Claire 1130

2 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Spacious, comfortable, air boat. In the front fore cabin with a double bed 140, a single bed with washbasin; in the middle, a cabin with bed 140 with washbasin, a cabin wc/shower. A living room changing in double bed,with sunroof. CLASSIC range The boat EAU CLAIRE 1130 is a part of our...
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Eau Claire 930 Loft

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The boat EAU CLAIRE 930 is part of our classic range.  It is  a more traditional design which has contributed to the development of river tourism. EAU CLAIRE 930, built by Janneau, is on one level giving it a large interior space to live in. The lounge is a large area with big...
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Eau Claire 930 Loft DP

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The boat EAU CLAIRE 930 DP is a part of our classic range in the more traditional design which contributed amply to the development of the river tourism. EAU CLAIRE 930, built by Janneau, is a boat on one level easy to live and proposing a big interior space. The model with Double steering...
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Espade 1050

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Perfect family boat. CLASSIC range Espade 1050 is a boat on the same level easy to live. We find behind a cabin provided with a double bed and with a washbasin. In the center of this boat, the second small cabin contains a double bed. The piloting of this boat is made of the front by...
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Marina 1400

2 stars 9 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Big, spacious and easy to handle boat could welcome 2 or 3 families or groups. A very big living room with a sunroof. This boat is very good value for money for the number of persons being able to live on board. It is particularly intended to welcome family groupings or constituted...
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Nicols 800

2 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ideal for a couple 1 cabin : 1 double bed 1bathroom /WC Lounge with 360° panoramic view and convertible table into a single bed Inside steering position with double seat Equipped kitchen 56 litre fridge - 2-ring hob Back terrace Dates 2013...

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