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Le Mas d'Agenais Base Information

An old Roman town Le Mas D’Agenais is full of history. Make a stop on the Saint- Jacques de Compostelle way where this area has played a huge part in the historical change of the country. The Mas d’Agenais was lost and gained several times during the crusades against the Albigeois People, and was under English possession during the 100-year war. It then became French again and Catholic, taken by Admiral Coligny.

Our base offers showers, toilets, and parking.

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00

Late Arrivals

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 for you to stay on board that night, but cruising will not be permitted. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 15:00 - 17:00. 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 from 11:00.

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:

  • Give you a welcome booklet which contains important safety advice and contact numbers.
  • Ask you to sign documentation to show that certain information has been read and unserstood.
  • Take a Damage Deposit and Engine Hours Deposit.
  • Let you know what time to expect your pre-departure briefing.

Hotels and Restaurants


Hotel Des Fleurs - Tonneins - Tel: +33 (0) 553 791 047
Hotel Castel Ferron - Tonneins - Tel: +33 (0) 553 845 999
Hotel Campanile - Marmande - Tel: +33 (0) 553 943 980
Hotel Le Capricorne - Marmande - Tel: +33 (0) 553 641 614
Hotel Ibis - Agen - Tel: +33 (0) 553 474 343
Hotel Regina - Agen - Tel: +33 (0) 553 140 797
Hotel Château Des Jacobins - Agen - Tel: +33 (0) 553 470 331


Bistro de la Halle – Mas d’Agenais - Tel: +33 (0) 660 043 852
La Vieille Auberge – Casteljaloux - Tel: +33 (0) 553 930 136
Boat aux Saveurs – Marmande - Tel: +33 (0) 553 642 035

Aquitaine Moissac


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.


Some public unsecured parking spaces are available free of charge on site. No reservation possible.

Tourist Info

Office de Tourisme
Place de l’Eglise,
47430 Le Mas d’Agenais
Tel: +33 (0) 553 895 058


A fishing licence is required. Please arrange in advance as it cannot be purchased at the base.

Local Market

Thursday morning

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:
Bergerac: 70km
Bordeaux – Merignac: 110km
Toulouse - Blagnac: 180km

By Train

Closest train stations:
There are railway stations at Marmande (14km) and Tonneins (11km)


The following ferry companies operate to Northern France.

  • Dover to Dunkirk: DFDS Seaways (previously Norfolk Lines)
  • Dover to Calais: P&O
  • Newhaven to Dieppe: DFDS Seaways
  • Portsmouth to Le Harve: DFDS Seaways
  • Portsmouth to Caen: Brittany Ferries or try Northern Spain and drive across to South France
  • Portsmouth to Bilbao or Santander: Brittany Ferries
  • Plymouth to Santander: Brittany