Come unravel the secrets of these medieval villages !
Solesmes, Parcé Sur Sarthe, Asnière sur Vègre.
Get your hands on some of Malicorne’s ceramics. Discoveries ahead …
At your arrival on Friday at 4PM : boarding and training on your boat.A
After 30 minutes of navigation : go through your first lock near Solesmes.
Navigation : 30min
Do not miss a visit of this stunning abbaye, renowned for its altarpieces and gregorian singings that you can here regularely and everyday.
To enjoy a panoramic view on this abbey, get higher up to Notre Dame du Nid’s chapel ! You can reach it from the main road of Port de Juigné accross the abbey.
Juigné sur Sarthe
Navigation : 10 min
Lovely little village hangingon top of a hill along the Sarthe’s Valley. Charming walks to do around the village to enjoy the old and preserved architecture ; thanks to the inhabitants’ work.
From the lock, you can gain access to Terre Activ’ leisure base that offers many activities as well as some beverage and ice cream ! Kayak, orientation run, treasure hunting or the astounding Fun Archery, Segway etc … Experiences for everyone !
Navigation : 1h30
In this pretty hilly village, take a look at l‘Oeil dans le Rétro to have a drink, surrounded by old vintage caravans on the Sarthe’s banks.
Avoise is also a good starting point for a walk or a bike ride toward the medieval village of Asnières Sur Vègre (4 kilometers).
In this small typical village along the Vègre, do not miss the Manoir de la Cour and its story of the valley, the wall paintings of the Saint Hilaire Church or the Mosaïque Garden on the top of the village. Wander in the old streets of yellow stones and enjoy the picnic and play areas on the banks of the Vègre river.
Parcé sur Sarthe
Navigation : 30 min
Parcé is another soothing typical village, directly on the Sarthe river this time ; allowing an easy visit of this little city built around its church.
From your boat, do not miss the view on the Château de Pecheseul.
Navigation : 1h
Nice deck settled in nature, in this tiny village hidden in the forest.
Navigation : 50 min
City of Art and History, always full of life !Get a glimpse on the castle, push the door of the old mill that is now hosting an exibit for local artists.
By the way, Malicorne is primarily famous for its art ceramics !
You can shop some at “Les Faïenceries d’Art” but most importantly do not miss the Museum ! Learn the history and process of this demanding form of art and try your talent at the Barbotine space where everyone can experience the clay molding !
3rd day :
Jean-François’s advice : don’t forget :take the time to share good moments, a nice meal, sunbathing etc ..
Going back to Sablé
Navigation : 5h
If you have some time ahead of you, we advise a stop at Terre Activ’, open on Sunday, to stretch your legs or enjoy one last drink !
You are totally free on your journey’s way. Choose your visits and stopovers as you please.