la Sarthe


La Sarthe

The source is Saint-Aquilin-de-Corbion and the mouth is Maine.

Navigation on the Sarthe starts at Le Mans and ends at Angers.

The Sarthe is 314 kilometres long (195.11 miles) with a total of 133 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 20 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 6.65 kilometres (4.13 miles).

The highest point on the Sarthe is 260 metres (853′ 0″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 15 metres (49′ 3″ ft) above sea level.

From Le Mans to Angers

The water draft is 1.4 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.9 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

General lock size

There are "Becquey-like" lock types.
Lock length 33 metres (108′ 3″ ft)
Lock width 5.2 metres (16′ 5″ ft)

Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
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