Castelsarrasin Base Information

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Opening hours: 08.30 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 18.00.

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.

When To Arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. 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.

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.

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
  • Le Sellig - Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 95 49 40
  • Le Saint-Louis - Tel.: +33 (0) 563 325 350
  • Le Patio - Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 32 63 50
Aquitaine River Baise

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

Super Market

You’ll find some grocery/small supermarket in town: Sarl Girovi - 11 Rue Paul Descazeaux (0.5km)

Bigger supermarkets can be found a bit outside the town center, nearby the canal in Direction of Moissac: Intermarché - ZAC du Barraouet, Castelsarrasin (3km) Leader Price - Artel Est, RN 113, Castelsarrasin (3.5km) E.Leclerc Drive Castelsarrasin, 365chemin de l'Artel, Castelsarrasin (4km) Au P'tit Bio - Zone Industriel Artel, Castelsarrasin (3.5 km)

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


It is necessary to have a fishing license.

Sale: The trapper - 33 bis route de Toulouse tel 05 81 78 40 75 - Fishing House - Clairefont Park

Fishing points: Canal du Midi, the Garonne, Lac des Fourrières, Lake Monestié, Lake Trescasses, Lake Malhaurens and Park Clairefont.

Travel Information

By Road:

Be Prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For example, there is a new legal requirement in France to carry a breathalyser, triangle & florescent jacket in your car. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit

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

By Air

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

By Train

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