Marathon des Ecluses

Loire Valley
Sporting Events
Event - Marathon des Ecluses
Scenery to take your breath away.

These two challenges unite sporting prowess with humanitarian engagement, as they form part of the Virades de l'espoir campaign for cystic fibrosis awareness.
The marathon, run by competitors from all over France, is a qualifier for the French Championships. The route takes in stunning scenery, chateaux and canal locks on the way.
The 10k, also a qualifying race for the French Championships, maintains a fun atmosphere, with friends, colleagues and families running it together.

Nearby attractions

This fascinating museum dedicated to the history of the dairy and cheese industry was created by the Lactalis company. It explains the evolution of the manufacturing process from cottage industry to today's high technology....

This magnificently furnished 18thC château is surrounded by a beautiful estate with French formal gardens and an English landscaped park with ancient trees. 2 of the living rooms have panelling dating from the Louis XVI period...

Take a relaxing cruise on board the Hirondelle boat, which takes up to 118 passengers, on the river Mayenne. Trips depart from Chenillé Changé, Grez Neuville or Angers. Meals can be served in the restaurant on board.

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Places to visit nearby

Laval in Western Loire is a pretty town on the Mayenne river where a charming château sits on a rocky outcrop, and some remarkably well-preserved Gallo-Roman baths can be found nearby.

Fougères in Brittany is a charming town that is home to the Château de Fougères, the largest medieval fortress in Europe.

Rennes in Brittany is a vibrant capital city of impressive architecture, excellent shopping and wonderful gastronomic delights.

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