|Editions Du Breil|
|Paperback, A4, 92pp,|
|Language:||English, French, German|
PAYS-DE-LA-LOIRE: The Sarthe, the Mayenne, the Oudon, the Maine and the Loire between Nantes and Angers. The link between the rivers of Anjou and the Brittany canals is assured by the Loire river, officially navigable over a distance of 80 km between Nantes and Bouchemaine. The current is fast and a powerful motor is required to enable you to get through several difficult sections. The channel is well buoyed thanks to the efforts of the staff of Voies navigables de France who are responsible for the maintenance of the river. The Sarthe and the Mayenne are the most important tributaries on the right bank of the Loire. No longer used for commercial traffic, these rivers, with the Oudon, are now open to leisure craft. Navigation conditions are easy as the locks are small and, for the most part, operated by lock-keepers. However, it is wise to take advice before setting out as the annual closures, which affect each of the rivers one year in three, take place during the month of September.