From the base, on the banks of the river Seille, you can wind your way through the meadowlands and fields to the splendid town of Louhans, famous for its poultry fair. Or perhaps you’ll choose to follow the majestic Soane river south towards Macon, famous for its rich red wines or head north towards Verdun where the Canal du Centre and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin open up your choice of cruising routes and destinations still further.
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 to 12:30, 13:00 to 17:30
Friday to Sunday: 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 09:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 17:00
If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.
Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 17:30. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.
Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).
Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
When you arrive or base staff will:
Hotels in Louhans
De Cheval Rouge Tel - 0033 (0) 385 752 142
De Jura Tel - 0033 (0) 385 751 419
Moulin de Bourgchateau Tel - 0033 (0) 385 753 712
Hotels in Tournus
Terminus Tel - 0033 (0) 385 510 554
Aux Terrasses Tel - 0033 (0) 385 510 174
Le Rempart Tel - 0033 (0) 385 511 056
Restaurants in Branges
L'Ecluse Tel - 0033 (0) 385 754 558
Outside enclosed parking: £35 per week
Garage: £45.50 per week
Branges accept the following Credit Cards for payment of Security/Fuel Deposit, Collision Damage Waiver and Optional Extras - Visa Mastercard Eurocard
Travellers Cheques accepted in Euros.
Easy walking distance from base.
Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 09.00 to 12.00, 14.00 to 18.00.
Saturdays: 08.30 to 11.30.
Clinique de la Plage
38 Rue de la Plage
0033 (0) 384 653 297
In Branges, 300m from the base you will find:
Small General Store
In Louhans (many main branches) most have cash dispensers - 4kms.
Many local doctors all within - 2 kmsMain Medical Centre Louhans - 4 kms
Fishing is allowed throughout the season, a fishing permit is required and is available from local Epicerie (300m) approx. cost is €30 for two weeks.
At LouhansTel - 0033 (0) 385 750 202
Clinique veterinaire des Alizes35b rue Guidon0033 (0) 385 749 1790033 (0) 385 750 865
Lyon - 1.5 hrs (125 km
Geneva - 2 hrs (150 km)
From Calais take A26 to Reims, then A4 to Chalon sur Marne, then A26 direction to Troyes follow onto A5/A31 to Dijon and then A39 direction Lons Le Saunier - Louhans. Leave A39 at exit No 8 Lons Le Saunier, Montmorot, Louhans. Follow N78 for 12km to Louhans then N78 for 4km, D13 3km, D413 for 3km and D280 for 2km to Branges and Port de Plaisance. Road distance approximately 676 kms 6 hrs 10 mins.
From Paris take the Auto route du Soleil A6. Leave at junction signposted Chalon Sud. Shortly after the peage turn right onto N80 towards Chalon sur Saone. Follow signs for Lons le Saunier. Turn right onto D978 towards Epervans. Follow D978 for approximately 28 kms, and then opposite Agricultural Machinery Agency turn right onto D460 signposted Branges le Bourg. After 400mtrs turn left onto D160 and after 900mtrs you will see the Port de Plaisance on your right. Road distance approximately 370 kms 4 hrs.
Nearest Train Stations
Louhans - 4 kmT.G.V Chalon sur Saone - 35km
The following ferry companies operate to Northern France.
Call us on : 01756 701200 (+44 1756 701200)
Boating Holidays, Bowers Wharf, Skipton, BD23 2PD, United Kingdom