Canal Boat Holidays France

Canal Boat Holidays in France close to Jersey : Anjou Navigation welcomes you in the Atlantic Loire Valley rivers !

canal boat holidays france

Wild rivers in the Atlantic Loire Valley

With marinas reachable from a two hour drive from the ferry of Granville or Saint Malo … Halfway between Le Mans, Angers and Laval. Come uncover the wild beauty of the Sarthe and Mayenne rivers !
We do say “canal boat”, but here, no straight and boring canals ! Only lovely meanders along the countryside’s landscapes and historical patrimony of natural rivers.

What can I expect to do during these canal boat holidays in France ?

In Anjou, there is something for each and everyone of us ! Your boat rental will allow you to sail through different areas and point of interest such as :

  • sightseeing with the numerous castles on the borders of the river
  • visiting the soothing city of Angers
  • experiencing going through locks
  • cycling along the bikepath of the Mayenne
  • have a walk in one of the medieval villages

What kind of boat ?

Anjou Navigation, settled in the region since 1980, provides a wide choice of boats from a fleet of more than 30, for crews from two to twelve people. All of them are self drive boats, with a full training included in your rental upon your arrival.

So : no licence needed for canal boat holidays in France?

Indeed, not with our boats ! The beginner-friendly Sarthe and Mayenne rivers alongside the full training that we provide will allow you to come here with no experience in riverboating.

How to get a quote or place a reservation ?

Anjou Navigation is a family business operating all year long on the river. No call center here : we can guide you through our region and help you choose the right boat for you ! But, should you prefer, you can also use our online booking directly.