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Ecluse sur La Mayenne à La Jaille-Yvon
Ecluse sur La Mayenne à La Jaille-Yvon
Chemin de halage de la Mayenne : cycliste
Chemin de halage de la Mayenne : écluse fleurie
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Daon / La Jaille-Yvon - Le Lion d'Angers Val de Loire Anjou and its Heritage

Enjoy a bucolic ride along a riverbank once used by bargees for towing their barges. Follow the unspoilt path of this river as it flows through a landscape alternating cliffs, prairies, inhabited backdrops of farmhouses and country cottages. And to complete the experience, a section in the heart of the wilderness, on the Isle Briand estate - home to the National Haras (stud farm) and the Lion d’Angers racecourse.

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The Mayenne and its locks

As a river running wild for 200 km, the Mayenne was the main navigation channel for both people and merchandise until the last century. It has been open for use as a marina since the 1970s. Stretching along the whole of the navigable section is a series of 45 locks - which were, it is said, invented by Leonardo da Vinci - to cross uneven ground, offering barges a level journey. Each has its own charms and particularities, so take a moment to stop and help the lock-keepers – wardens of the river.

The hillside village of la Jaille-Yvon

Because the Mayenne valley is sometimes steep-sided, some towns were built on promontories. An example of this is found in this pretty Anjou village, constructed in the 11th century, which still seems to be watching over the Mayenne, from the lofty height of more than 50 metres. Take advantage of this uninterrupted view by taking the path which leads to the town centre and the Saint-Loup church, which has been awarded the ‘Eglise Accueillante de l’Anjou’ label in recognition of the warmth of its welcome. You can also enjoy the watersports and other sporting activities on offer at the waterside leisure base.

The charming village of Chenillé – Changé (left bank)

Tucked into  a hillside, and dominated by a monumental statue of the Virgin Mary, the small village of Chenillé-Changé, awarded ‘4 flowers’ in the 'Village Fleuri' listings, is unspoilt, with its ancient houses and their imposing slate roofs, 12th century church, still-working watermill and Château des Rues with its vegetable patch. The village is also home to a watersports centre, from which you can hire self-drive boats (no license needed) or take a river cruise.

The Isle Briand Haras

Located at the heart of the Isle Briand departmental estate (160 hectares) and close to the racecourse, the National Haras (stud farm) will reveal how it works and the secrets of equine breeding. You’ll meet a wide variety of stallions, from prestigious English thoroughbreds to impressive percherons weighing almost a ton. Whether your interest is casual or passionate, you are bound to fall under the charm of this bucolic introductory visit.

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Distance : 21 km

Way type : green way

Departure : Daon (Mayenne) ou La Jaille-Yvon (Anjou)

Arrival : Le Lion d'Angers (sur la rive face au Quai d’Anjou)

Practical informations : Easy. Safety, please note: approaching Chambellay, at the moment, you have to leave the green way and cross the D290, then ride on the D287 for 3 km, as far as Chambellay. Between April and October, it is not possible to ride through the Isle-Briand Domain on race days and when equestrian events are being held. Consult coursesdulion.com and mondialdulion.com

To go further :

Tourist Office de l'Anjou Bleu – Antenne du Lion d’Angers

Tel 02 41 95 83 19

anjoubleu.com

Approximate time : 2hrs

Please note: All the practical information about this route...

Information on the route

Distance : 21 km

Way type : green way

Departure : Daon (Mayenne) ou La Jaille-Yvon (Anjou)

Arrival : Le Lion d'Angers (sur la rive face au Quai d’Anjou)

Practical informations : Easy. Safety, please note: approaching Chambellay, at the moment, you have to leave the green way and cross the D290, then ride on the D287 for 3 km, as far as Chambellay. Between April and October, it is not possible to ride through the Isle-Briand Domain on race days and when equestrian events are being held. Consult coursesdulion.com and mondialdulion.com

To go further :

Tourist Office de l'Anjou Bleu – Antenne du Lion d’Angers

Tel 02 41 95 83 19

anjoubleu.com

Approximate time : 2hrs

Do not miss…

Do not miss

The Mayenne and its locks

As a river running wild for 200 km, the Mayenne was the main navigation channel for both people and merchandise until the last century. It has been open for use as a marina since the 1970s. Stretching along the whole of the navigable section is a series of 45 locks - which were, it is said, invented by Leonardo da Vinci - to cross uneven ground, offering barges a level journey. Each has its own charms and particularities, so take a moment to stop and help the lock-keepers – wardens of the river.

The hillside village of la Jaille-Yvon

Because the Mayenne valley is sometimes steep-sided, some towns were built on promontories. An example of this is found in this pretty Anjou village, constructed in the 11th century, which still seems to be watching over the Mayenne, from the lofty height of more than 50 metres. Take advantage of this uninterrupted view by taking the path which leads to the town centre and the Saint-Loup church, which has been awarded the ‘Eglise Accueillante de l’Anjou’ label in recognition of the warmth of its welcome. You can also enjoy the watersports and other sporting activities on offer at the waterside leisure base.

The charming village of Chenillé – Changé (left bank)

Tucked into  a hillside, and dominated by a monumental statue of the Virgin Mary, the small village of Chenillé-Changé, awarded ‘4 flowers’ in the 'Village Fleuri' listings, is unspoilt, with its ancient houses and their imposing slate roofs, 12th century church, still-working watermill and Château des Rues with its vegetable patch. The village is also home to a watersports centre, from which you can hire self-drive boats (no license needed) or take a river cruise.

The Isle Briand Haras

Located at the heart of the Isle Briand departmental estate (160 hectares) and close to the racecourse, the National Haras (stud farm) will reveal how it works and the secrets of equine breeding. You’ll meet a wide variety of stallions, from prestigious English thoroughbreds to impressive percherons weighing almost a ton. Whether your interest is casual or passionate, you are bound to fall under the charm of this bucolic introductory visit.




Comité Départemental du Tourisme de l'Anjou

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Conseil général de Maine-et-Loire