River tourism - boat hire 17.07.2016

The port of Sucé-sur-Erdre © P.B Fourny/Region des Pays de la Loire
"Pénichette" houseboat © Maine Anjou Rivières
Nort-sur-Erdre © Ph.Caharel
The Mayenne Valley © J.D Billaud/Nautilus
The Mayenne Valley © J.D Billaud/Nautilus
River Tourisme on the Sarthe River© Vallée de la Sarthe-CEMJIKA

You can pilot your way though a network of 375 km of navigable rivers to satiate your desire for aquatic adventure. You can glide down rivers completely surrounded by nature and untamed countryside. It’s easy to hire a boat for two, for a family or a group of friends. You don’t even need a license.

Once you'vre identified a houseboat rental base, a team of professionals will take you through the essentials of river navigation. Then you’ll be shown around the boat and told how it operates. They’ll also teach you how to navigate, go through the locks with the help of the lock-keepers, and how to moor overnight at your chosen villages.

Home comforts on the river with all the amenities of a holiday home: spacious cabins, sheets and duvets provided, bathroom with toilet and shower, fully equipped kitchenette and much more. 

Hiring a boat: Boats sleep from 2 to 12 people and are specially equipped for your safety on board. There are several boat-hire companies who offer their services so that you can navigate as you wish along the various Pays de la Loire waterways


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