Over 270 kms of waterways to cruise on.
, 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
, the Girl Quoted from Character of Parcé
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.