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Daon

Maine-Anjou (FPP)

Picturesque small village.

Daon FPP base (base address):
Le Port
53200 DAON

Phone: 0033 (0)6 75 42 31 76         E-mail: daon@lescanalous.com

Base manager
Christian FAUCHEUX

Travel information

Railway station
Angers – 40 km
Laval – 37 km 

Airport
Nantes – 100 km

Local food and drink
le sandre at white butter, le pommeau (local aperitif), le cider, pancakes, and potted mince of the Mans

Guest Houses
Château des Lutz (2, 6km ) - 02 43 06 93 09
Rives Mayenne  - 02 43 06 42 85

Attractions
the viaduct of Laval, old city of Laval, the boat lavoir St Julien of Laval, the city of the lion of Angers (with visit of the hippodrome, etc), the abbey of the Port Salut (and its shop of monastic products), close to Segré discover the field of Small Couère (reconstitution of a village of the beginning of the century with its classroom, her grocer and her shoe-maker – Agricultural museum, collection of 40 old vehicle– animals– little scenic train).

ACCESS INTO THE BASE:

Aéroport : - Aéroport de Nantes Atlantique ( 133km )
- Aéroport de Laval - Entrammes ( 44km )
- Aéroport d'Angers - Loire (35km)

Gare Station: - 72300 Sablé (30km)
- 49100 Angers (40km)
- 53000 Laval (37km)

Taxi: - Taxi Sud Mayenne . Les Beuniches . 53200 AZE ( 9km ) Tél : 0033(0)2 43 0764 53
- Saint Fort Taxi. Joinville . 532000 Saint fort ( 10km ) Tél : 0033(0)2 43 70 28 83 
- Taxi Carcouet . 532000 Chateau-Gontier ( 47km ) Tél : 0033(0)2 43 07 21 42

Car Rental: Europcar. 266 rte de Mayenne. 53810 Changé (47km)

Road Access : Autoute A11 Sortie Durtal N°11, D859 , D22 suivre camping, Le port.

Information

To see: floral locks, the viaduct of Laval, old city of Laval, the boat lavoir St Julien of Laval, the city of the lion of Angers (visit the hippodrome, etc), the abbey of the Port Salut (and its shop of monastic products), close to Segré discover the field of Small Couère (reconstruction of a village of the beginning of the century with its classroom, grocer and shoe-maker – Agricultural museum, collection of 40 old vehicles – animals – little scenic train).

To taste: the white buttered zandar , the pommeau (local aperitif), the cider, pancakes, and potted mince of the Mans.

To know: 85 kms of towpath were restored all the way to the town of Mayenne , which offer several beautiful walks and/or bike rides.

Most Important: locks: they are one of the largest if not the greatest attraction of Mayenne . Each one has its charm and its characteristic: lock grocer, lock restoring, lock exposure photographs and even… lock bakery with explanations on how bread used to be produced etc. Without forgetting the small taverns which offer good local dishes for low prices!

Navigation on the Mayenne

A wild river of over 103km long, the Mayenne will delight all those who search adventure and those who love nature. You can meander along this calm, roaming, green river and enjoy the passing scenery.
Got a question about the area? Ask the lock keepers, it's their stories and knowledge which will bring the Mayenne to life for you. They'll be more than happy to help and advise you.
If the lockkeeper isn't there... you'll have to open the lock yourselves! Don't worry, this is a rather simple operation that you can achieve by working calmly with the help of your crew or people along the towpath. And it will be an excellent memory of your cruise!

Navigation on the Oudon

While flowing over 80km , the River Oudon is however only navigable from Port Segréto to Mayenne , a length of about 18km which possesses 3 locks.
This makes it one of the smallest, navigable rivers in France. We also recommend stoking up on supplies such as food and water, as there is no access to provisions from Segré to the Lion of Angers. .
Indeed, the River Oudon will take you into a wild landscape, in the middle of nature…

Navigation on the Sarthe

132km long, the Sarthe is a broad river which flows through a green countryside. Quiet, this river is punctuated by beautiful, flowered locks which are operated by hand by the local lock keepers who live there. These lock keepers will be able to advise you on the best activities and sights in the regions. On this river you will come across small accessible villages, castles, churches... This tranquil river will astonish you with its hidden treasures