The Mayenne, one of the most beautiful rivers in France, is navigable from Mayenne to Angers. Houseboats are available to hire with no need for a special permit by the weekend, the week or longer.
In less than an hour, your boat rental company will tell you everything you need to know about skippering your boat and you can set off in complete freedom for a few days of quiet sailing.
At an average speed of 4 mph you can discover the sites of interest and natural landscapes that you would never have seen otherwise. The Mayenne river is famous for being calm, and is used exclusively by pleasure boats.
Meet the animals of the riverbank and discover the rich aquatic plant life. An old village here and an abbey there, everywhere a water mill or a château! Navigate to the rhythm of the locks along slow bends and broad open stretches. The lock keepers are always happy to see you as you pass through, and can you you on all the best spots to discover on their stretch.