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Waterway cruise from Chenillé-Changé

Chenillé-Changé is a village in the Haut Anjou Segréen, bordering the river Mayenne. This little jewel is situated in an environment where quie, greenery and joy of life are omnipresent. You will find a working water mill included in the inventory of historical monuments, its twelfth century church. The village was awarded the national 1st prize for flowered towns and villages "4 fleurs" and "Village de Charme".

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To be seen :
- The water mill still operating,
- The twelfth century Church,
- The Castle,
- The medicinal garden,
- The slopes of the Virgin (panoramic view of the Mayenne, the village of Chenillé Changé and its lock)
- Unusual Caravans and pool at le Moulin,
- The Domain des Rues is a key player in the conservation of animal breeds such as Maine Anjou Cattle. You can discover the history of a nineteenth century Haut Anjou farm.

For eating:
La Table du Meunier is open from February to December. The restaurant offers traditional local and homemade cuisine. From its panoramic dining room, you can have lunch or dinner with a view of the Mayenne. It also provides tasty takeaways !! - 100 m from the Chenille-Change base - Phone: 02 41 95 10 98

Our favourite:
locks: they are one of the greatest if not the greatest attraction of Mayenne. Each has its charm and its particular features: grocery store, restaurant, photo exhibition and even... bakery with explanation about making bread the old way etc. Not to mention the small local taverns that offer good local dishes for rock bottom prices!

Navigation on the Mayenne

A wild river of over 124km 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.

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River cruise Mayenne

cruise Mayenne

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Video Mayenne

A few images of the Mayenne onboard a Tarpon, how serene! Not forgetting those magnificent little villages alongside the Mayenne River.

  • The castle of Plessis-Mace, near Pruille
  • The town of Lion d'Angers
  • The abbey of Port-Salut, in Entrammes
  • The "Domaine de la Petite Couere", near Segre (a reconstitution of a village from the beginning of the 20th century)
  • The tow path along the Mayenne river from Daon to Angers
  • The flowers by the locks
  • Laval : its old town, its viaduct, its "wash-house" boat
  • Angers, its gardens, and leisure park Terra Botanica

Discover all our tourist information from Daon. Thanks to the rent of a licence free houseboat you can stroll on the canal of the Mayenne.Explore big cities as Laval, Le Mans and Angers without forgetting the castle of Angers, a place of inescapable visit.

To know the tourist information from Daon, you can open the interactive map in Google Maps by clicking the map below.

Suggestions of routes from Daon

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Suggestions of routes from Chenillé-Changé

Week-end

Daon or Chenillé - Le Lion d'Angers - Segré - Daon or Chenillé : 70 km, 14 locks, 12 hours
Daon or Chenillé - Entrammes - Daon or Chenillé: 80 km, 24 locks, 13 hours

Mini week

Daon or Chenillé - Entrammes - Le Lion d'Angers - Segré - Daon or Chenillé : 150 km, 38 locks, 22 hours
Daon or Chenillé - Lion d'Angers - Segré - Lion d'Angers - Daon or Chenillé - Chateau Gontier - Daon or Chenillé : 150 km, 22 locks, 17 hours.
Daon or Chenillé - Lion d'Angers - Montreuil Juigné - Angers - Cantenay Epinard (by Ecouflant, So round the island St Aubin by the old Maine) - Lion d'Angers - Daon or Chenillé : 91 km, 16 locks, 16 hours

One week

Daon or Chenillé - Angers - Solesmes - Daon or Chenillé : 198 km, 30 locks, 34 hours
Daon or Chenillé - Laval - Angers - Le Lion d'Angers - Segré - Daon or Chenillé : 170 km, 48 locks, 31 hours

One week one-way

Daon or Chenillé - La Suze sur Sarthe : 143 km, 23 locks, 25 hours

Two weeks

Daon or Chenillé - Mayenne - Écouflant - Malicorne - Daon or Chenillé : 402 km, 112 locks, 68 hours

Two week one-way

Daon or Chenillé - Laval - Angers - La Suze sur Sarthe : 243 km, 57 locks, 45 hours

Three weeks and more

Daon or Chenillé - Mayenne - Angers - Le Mans - Daon or Chenillé : 504 km, 130 locks, 97 hours

river cruise Mayenne

cruise Mayenne

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Eau Claire 930 Fly

Eau Claire 930 Fly

4/6 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Eau claire 1130

Riviera 1130

6/9 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Triton 860 Fly

Triton 860 Fly

3/5 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Triton 1050

Triton 1050

6/8 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Tarpon 42

Tarpon 42 N

10 / 12 people
4 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 37

Tarpon 37 N

7/9(+1) people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 32

Tarpon 32

4/6 (+2) people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Haines Rive 40

Haines Rive 40

6/8 people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Pénichette 935 W

Espade 850 Fly

5/7 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Espade Concept Fly

Espade Concept Fly

6/8 (+1) people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Fred 700

Fred 700

2 (+1) people
Convertible seat in the lounge
1 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 1020 FB

Pénichette 1020 FB

5 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 1107 W

Riviera 750

5/7 people
2 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 1120 R

Pénichette 1120 R

4/6 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Pénichette 1165 FB

Pénichette 1165 FB

6/7 people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 1260 R

Pénichette 1260 R

6/10 People
3 Cabins + Lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 1400 FB

Pénichette 1400 FB

8/9 + 1 people
4 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Pénichette 1500 R

Pénichette 1500 R

8/12 people
4 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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