Paddles at the ready

Glide through the water for a completely relaxing day out.

  • Canoë sur la Mayenne

    Canoë-kayak de loisir et de découverte en rivière dans tout le département

    © Photo : Jean-Dominique Billaud/Nautilus

  • Canoë sur la Mayenne

    Canoë-kayak de loisir et de découverte en rivière dans tout le département

    © Photo : Jean-Dominique Billaud/Nautilus

There are several fast flowing and white water rivers in Mayenne.

The River Mayenne
You can follow the course of the Mayenne  from north to south, and stop off at camp-sites all along the way! Canoeists can navigate the locks or portage their craft... Watch out for the weirs though, they should be avoided as they can be dangerous.

Rivers in the north of the department
In the north of the department there are also several other navigable rivers such as the Varenne, Colmont and the Ernée.  
The best way to find out more is to contact one of the clubs that offer canoe hire, day trips and expeditions, and that can also organise drop-offs and pick-ups for canoeists.

More info

  • Mayenne Canoe-Kayak committee
  • 17, rue Pasteur
  • 53100 Mayenne
  •  +33 (0)2 43 04 18 33
  • E-mail