Anjou : Sablé sur Sarthe

Just a few hours from Paris, discover the Anjou region, reputed for its pleasant way of life, its gastronomy, its castles and abbeys.

The beautiful and welcoming valleys of Anjou are just 2 ½ hours away from Paris.

A cruise on the Sarthe and Mayenne River takes you to the heart of the region’s rich heritage with numerous castles, mills and character villages to explore.

A boating holiday in this area is a great option for those new to the waterways.

Discover the pretty Sarthe River and the surrounding delights. Meandering through verdant countryside dotted with picturesque villages. There are very few locks along its reaches, so it’s ideal for beginners. Don’t miss the most elegant castle of Plessis Bourré, the imposing Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes, Malicorne, capital of artistic porcelain and the older part of Le Mans town… Also enjoy local specialties such as rillettes du Mans!

The attractions:

Relatively few locks, numerous riverside villages, mild climate, waterways devoted entirely to pleasure cruising, little traffic

Our fleet:

  • Confort: NICOLS 900 DP – 1100 – 1350B
  • Sedan: NICOLS PRIMO – 1000 – 1010 - 1160 – 1170 –1310
  • Riviera: RIVIERA 920 - 1130

Our cruise suggestions:

1 week :

Sablé / Spay / Châteauneuf and back or
Sablé / Angers / Grez and back
Oneway possible between Sablé and Grez-Neuville


  • Motorway A 11, Paris-Le Mans or Paris-Angers
  • Station: Sablé 800 m, TGV direct Sablé-Paris (1h20)
  • Airport: Nantes 150 km, Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle (1h30 par TGV)