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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, 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


Auberge de la Marine – Tel: +33 (0) 380 270 327
Le Sauconna – Tel: +33 (0) 380 380 210


Auberge de la Marine – Tel: +33 (0) 380 270 327
Auberge Du Paradis – Tel: +33 (0) 380 290 733

Saint Jean de Losne Vineyards

Extra Information

Tourist Information

1 quai Lafayette,
21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne,
Tel: +33 (0) 380 371 570


Covered secured parking at te base
Open secured parking on site
(parking need to be pre-booked)


You will find all the traditional shops and services in St. Jean-de-Losne, about 500m from the base.

Market Day



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

Transport 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

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

Car Rental:
Available at Dijon train station

By Air

Closest airports:
Dole: 25km
Dijon: 30km
Lyon: 200km
Basel/Mulhouse: 240 km
Geneva: 242 km

By Train

Closest train stations:
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: DFDS Seaways
  • Portsmouth to Le Harve: DFDS Seaways
  • Portsmouth to Caen: Brittany Ferries