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Enjoy outdoor sports in La Flèche


  • Canoe-Kayak

Indulge in a moment of pure pleasure as you discover the Loir from a different perspective with the canoe/kayak base next to the campsite.

Independently or as part of a group, even following a certain theme such as heritage, gastronomy or wildlife, the opportunities for canoeing or kayaking are endless.

  • Cré-sur-Loir Wetlands / La Flèche

This wetland constitutes an exceptional historical and unspoilt natural heritage. It has been classified as a Regional Nature Reserve since  2008.

Made up of a patchwork of different habitats (reedbeds, canals, meadows, woods) bordering the Loir, the wetland is home to nearly 150 species of birds,300 species of plants and over 15 species of fish and amphibians that feed on the ever-present insects.

  • Boule de fort

Boule de fort is a traditional game played in one of the region's many "societies". The ball (boule) has one side heavier (fort) than the other and therefore doesn't roll in a straight line. The court is extremely 'rolling' and has raised edges, which both make the ball slowly meander.

  • Walking

Hiking trails are certainly not lacking and really show off the landscape's natural beauty.

Experienced walkers can take to the Grande Randonnée footpaths which criss-cross the Loir valley. For occasional walkers, there are marked routes of as little as one hour around the villages and forests.

For more info, visit the Monnerie centre

  • Cycle tourism

The town is situated at the crossroads of two national cycle routes: "La Sarthe à vélo" V44 and "La vallée de la Loir à vélo" V47.

The town is off the beaten track but has a rich historical & environmental heritage and a wide range of facilities geared towards cyclists. Several local routes have also been developed by the Vallée de la Loir tourist office.

Learn more about Cycle Tourism