Anjou Navigation - Base vacance fluvial

Our history

M. Peiffer – founder of Anjou Navigation – tells his story in river tourism at Sablé-sur-Sarthe and how he and his wife managed to give it a fresh boost.

“We created Anjou Navigation in 1980. In the 19th and 20th centuries, there was an important river activity thanks to the transport of sand, slates, cereals, tuffeau stone and marble…                                                                                                                                                                                                     When we arrived, only a barge used for sand extraction was remaining
We were welcomed and supported by tourism managers of the region and we started our activity with 6 boats, all built in aluminium, well adapted to this new kind of tourism. .

Port equipments were progressively set up : pontoons, ports, river maps editions, locks. We wanted to take part in the improvement of the yachtsmen’s well-being as we could.  As volunteers, we helped to set up pontoons upstream and downstream the locks, ropes hanging in the locks as well as port offices… 
Our first motto was ” Live a wise adventure”. Today we still think that boating holidays with your family or friends allow a peaceful and discovery time. 
As we are about to retire, Anjou Navigation remains a family business with the same responsible, family-business spirit, that aims at satisfying you

As we developed the company, we joined the Nicols network. 
Today, our small family company carries on changing and developing thanks to a solid team, all sharing the same values.”

The Team! (also known as the Pros)

Your stay is our priority and we will be satisfied to see you smiling and being happy when you come back.
Without our commercial and technical team, none of it would be possible!

  • Guillaume is at your service to answer all of your questions concerning the organisation of your cruise,
  • Patrick, Jean-François, Christian and Kevin make sure to prepare your boat so that you can enjoy your trip peacefully,
  • Claudine and Séverine ensure you a perfectly cleaned boat at your departure.

And ourselves, Emilie and Raphaël are here to offer you a cruise that meets your expectations.

We remain at your disposal for all the duration of your cruise !

See, we need people before you get on board ! Yet this quality service is our strength and you would truly appreciate it.

We wanted to show you our best pics before we meet each other 😉 :


Equipe Anjou Navigation
L’équipe d’Anjou Navigation
Notre équipe technique
Notre équipe technique

Our Values

Even with our 35 boats and our 3 bases, we make a point on being close and having a relationship of mutual respect with our customers.

YOU are our priority, this is the reason why :

  • We always provide you a full instruction on boat handling at the start of your holiday ! 

We take the time to make your crew become perfect sailors and captains !

  • We provide a 24/7 service.  

Despite our will to make our best before your departure, some inconvenience may occur. Our first job is then to help you as fast as possible, so that you can carry on navigating peacefully.

  • We consider that our job does not end once you have booked the boat ! 
    We always remain at your disposal to answer all of your questions to organise your cruise.