The Sarthe (French pronunciation: [saʁt]) is a 313.9-kilometre-long (195.0 mi) river in western France. Together with the river Mayenne it forms the river Maine, which is a tributary to the river Loire.
|Native name||La Sarthe (French)|
|• elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|Length||313.9 km (195.0 mi)|
|Basin size||7,864 km2 (3,036 sq mi)*|
|• average||80 m3/s (2,800 cu ft/s)*|
|Progression||Maine→ Loire→ Atlantic Ocean|
- Orne: Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe, Alençon
- Sarthe: Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, Beaumont-sur-Sarthe, Le Mans, Sablé-sur-Sarthe
- Maine-et-Loire: Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe, Tiercé, Angers
The Sarthe has 20 weirs and locks. The channel is well marked and navigation is straightforward, except for the risk of shoals in certain sections.
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- River Sarthe with further maps and expanded details (by the author of 'Inland Waterways of France')
- Navigation details for 80 French rivers and canals (French waterways website section)