Small, picturesque village in the heart of the Mayenne region
Daon is a peaceful haven of less than 500 inhabitants in the centre of the Mayenne reigon. The river Mayenne presents you with a stunning opportunity to cruise along it's winding and serene waterways.
To See :
With so many things to do and see, it is impossible to get bored on this river. You can glimpse herons, ducks and other birds behind every tree, or come across castles, windmills, churches or quaint villages as you round every curve of the river.
With an amazing architectural heritage that traverses many different periods of history, the Mayenne will open your eyes to the brilliant past of the region and the vestiges that it has left behind. Take to your lines
all you amateur and experienced fishermen! The river is abounding with carp, catfish and so many other fish just waiting to be caught and devoured!
Travelling on to Laval, a true county city, you will be delighted by the rich store of cultural and architectural treasures which hidden within its environs. A place to amuse both the young and the old, certainly worth a
visit during your cruise!
The locks with their floral decoration, the Old City of Laval, the Laval overpass, the St. JUlien de Laval laundry boat, Lion d’Angers town (visit the racetrack), Port Salut Abbey (and its boutique of monastery products), the reconstructed village of Petite Couère near Segré (with its classroom, grocer, cobbler, agricultural museum – collection of 40 ancient automobiles – animals, and its tiny tourist train).
To Taste :
White buttered zandar (fish), the Pommeau (local aperitif), cider, crepes, rillettes du Mans.
To Know :
There is 85km of restored towpaths to the town of Mayenne which provide you with many appealing walks and bike rides.
The locks: these are one of the main attraction of the river Mayenne. They all have a unique charm and characteristic: the grocery lock, the restaurant lock, the photo exposition lock and even… the bakery lock with has an explaination on how bread was produced in the old days. And of course the local taverns which serve scrumptious, well-priced meals produced from the local produce!
Discover the maps of information and tourist attractions of your route from Daon
From Daon :
Daon - Le Lion d’Angers - Segré - Daon : 70 km - 14 locks - 12 hours
Daon - Entrammes - Daon : 80 km - 24 locks - 13 hours
Daon - Entrammes - Le Lion d’Angers - Segré - Daon : 150 km - 38 locks - 22 hours
Daon - Le Lion d’Angers - Segré - Daon - Chateau Gontier - Daon : 150 km - 22 locks - 17 hours
Daon - Le Lion d’Angers - Montreuil Juigné - Angers - Cantenay Epinard - Lion D'Angers - Daon : 91 km - 16 locks - 16 hours
Daon - Angers - Solesmes - Daon : 198 km - 30 locks - 34 hours
Daon - Laval - Angers - Le Lion d’Angers - Segré - Daon : 170 km - 48 locks - 31 hours
One - way
Daon - Le Mans : 168 km - 28 écluses - 28 heures
Daon - Mayenne - Écouflant - Malicorne - Daon : 402 km - 112 locks - 68 hours
Three weeks or more
Daon - Mayenne - Angers - Le Mans - Daon : 504 km - 130 locks - 97 hours