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St Jean de Losne Base Information

St Jean De Losne is a small town located on the junction of several different waterways. It is still a large business center for barges but it is also one of the largest pleasure boat marinas in Europe. From St Jean De Losne, you are only 20kms from the vineyards with famous names such as Gevrey Chambertin or Clos Vougeot.

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 8.30 to 12.30 and 14:00 to 18:00.
Sunday: Closed

The boats are available between 16:00 and 18:00. If you are going to arrive late, please advise us by phone.

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 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 - 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 Return

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).

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 or 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

Hotel/Restaurant Auberge de la Marine** (500m from base) – Tel. 0033 (0) 380 270 327
Hotel Le Sauconna (400m from base) – Tel. 0033 (0) 380 380 210
Restaurant Auberge Du Paradis – Tel. 0033 (0) 380 290 733


2 supermarkets in town, with 1 very close by and within walking distance. Please ask the base for information.

Saint Jean de Losne Vineyards


Outside unsecure parking: Free of Charge
Outside enclosed secure parking: £35 per week


Fishing licences and fishing equipment are available at the garden centre in Losne.

Market Day

Market day is held every Tuesday morning.

Transport Information

Dijon: 30 km
Lyon: 193km
Basel/Mulhouse: 240 km
Geneva: 242 km

By Road:
Michelin map n° 66 / n° 70 and IGN map n° 109 will help you locate the base.

By Rail:
TGV station at Dijon (30km)
Local train station at St Jean de Losne (2km)
Station at Dole (25km)


The following ferry companies operate to Northern France.

  • Dover to Dunkirk: DFDS Seaways (previously Norfolk Lines)
  • Dover to Calais: P&O
  • Newhaven to Dieppe: LD Lines
  • Portsmouth to Le Harve: LD Lines
  • Portsmouth to Caen: Brittany Ferries