Anjou Region
Grez Neuville & Sable Sur Sarthe Base Information

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Just a few hours from Paris, between the Castles of the Loire and Brittany, this unique region offers 300 km of beautiful waterways devoted purely to pleasure craft. Renowned for its gentle atmosphere, gastronomy, castels and abbeys, Anjou boasts a superb network of rivers : the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Oudon will guide you peacefully through historical treasures and charming villages. This is also one of the best-equipped networks in France : with ports and human-scale locks open every day and operated by lock-keepers.

GREZ NEUVILLE BASE INFORMATION
Grez-Neuville is ideally situated to explore the Mayenne and the Oudon. This charming village lies on the banks of the Mayenne, a winding river flowing through wild and wooded countryside. On your way, you'll notice a large number of private castle and old windmills. Stop off at Angers, the city of King René and home of Cointreau : the fortress here is said to be one of the most beautiful in France. Entrammes is well worth a stop for its abbey and "Port du Salut" cheesemakers. The Museum of Naive Art is at Laval, home also to Henri Rousseau. From the "Lion d'Angers" the river Oudon will take you along to Segré.

The attractions :
locks open all year round, numerous riverside villages, waterways devoted entirely to pleasure cruising, relatively few locks, mild climate
varied countryside
  

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SABLE SUR SARTHE BASE INFORMATION
Sablé sur Sarthe is the ideal base for exploring the Sarthe, a calm and peaceful river. The novice may be attracted by the fact that there are very few locks.Sarthe is dotted with many picturesque villages as it meanders across the Anjou countryside. Just 4 kms from Cheffes sur Sarthe, you can visit the very elegant castle of Plessis Bourré with its moat. Near Sablé, the imposing Benedictine abbey of Solesme is a by-word for Gregorian chant. Malicorne, further North, is well-known for its fine earthenware. Finally, everyone knows about the Le Mans 24-hour races, but do you know its delightful old quarter?

The attractions :
locks open all year round, numerous riverside villages, waterways devoted entirely to pleasure cruising, relatively few locks, mild climate
varied countryside

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