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Castelsarrasin Base Information

Base Opening Hours

Opening hours: 09.00 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 17.30.

We are closed on Sunday but can of course welcome clients who arrive late on Saturday evening.

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly.

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.

Upon Arrival

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 our base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

When To Arrive

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.

Hotels and Restaurants


  • Hôtel Marceillac - / Tel : +33 (0)5 63 32 30 10
  • Hotel absolu - / Tel : +33 (0)5 63 95 33 23
  • Logis Hôtel l'Artel - / Tel : +33 (0)5 63 32 86 86
  • Château de Terride - Tel : +33 (0)5 63 95 61 07
  • Chambres d'hôtes Aux Berges du Merdaillou / Tel : +33 (0)5 63 32 41 69


  • Le Félix - Tel : +33 (0)5 63 32 14 97
  • Douce Vie - / Tel : +33 (0)5 63 32 30 88
  • L'auberge Du Moulin - / 05 63 32 20 37
Aquitaine River Baise

Super Market

The nearest supermarket can be found in Tonneins or Marmande, 15 kms from the base.

They open at 09.00 to 08.00 every day, but are closed on Sunday. In the town surrounding the base, you can find lots of shops, including a butcher, baker, bank and grocers. These shops are open everyday, apart from Sunday morning. On Monday, you find only the baker and the grocer open.

Base Facilities

The following facilities are available in the harbor master’s office next to the base:

    • Shower rooms, toilets, washing machines :
    • From 9am to noon and from 2pm to 7.30pm (From May to September)
    • From 9am to noon and from 2pm to 5.30pm (From October to April)


Open-air parking: free of charge

Tourist Board

Office de tourisme de Castelsarrasin
Address: Allée de Verdun, 82100 Castelsarrasin
Phone: 00 33 (0)5 63 32 01 39

Market Days

  • Thursday morning all year round
  • aturday and Sunday mornings Spring and Summer only

Travel Information

By Road:

Take the A 62 motorway as far Agen, then follow the signs to Condom Michelin maps n° 79 and n° 82 will help.


Toulouse: 65 km
Bordeaux: 188 km
Bergerac: 150 km

Nearest Train Stations

Castelsarrasin: 2 min
Montauban (TGV): 21km
Agen (TGV): 55km