Tannay Base Information

Tannay is situated in the centre of a wine-producing region, which spreads over chalk fields to produce excellent dry white wine. Whilst you stroll down the roads and side streets you will discover many houses, which have exterior staircases, enclosed with either round or square towers.

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.30 to 12.30 and 14:00 to 18:00.

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.

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


La Margelle - Tel. +33 (0) 86 29 33 44
La Buissonnière - Tel. +33 (0) 86 20 09 87
Le Cépage - Tel. +33 (0) 86 20 09 87
De La Boule D’or - Tel. +33 (0) 86271155
De La Poste - Tel. +33 (0) 86 27 01 55
Du Cygne - Tel. +33 (0) 86 52 26 51
Normandie - Tel. +33 (0) 86 52 57 80
Les Missiaux - Tel. +33 (0) 86 22 25 18


L’Estaminet - Tel. +33 (0) 386 293 342

Canal du Nivernais

Extra Information


Outside enclosed parking: £35
Garage: £45.50 per week
Unsecured parking: Free of charge

Tourist Information Centre

Rue de Bèze
58190 Tannay
Tel. +33 (0) 386 29 32 20


In Tannay, you will find a greengrocery, a bakery, two butcher shops, a hairdresser as well as a chemist, a doctor and a post office.
Supermarket Marche U: 8.30 am – 7.30 pm - Open every day except on Sunday afternoon

Market Day


Post Office

Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 12:00 , 14:00 to 16:30, Saturday: 9:00 to 12:00.


Fishing season is open on 11th March. A license is necessary. You can buy it at the Marche U for 32€/week.

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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

Car Rental:

Ronsin - 0033 (0) 386 250 891
Ada Location - 0033 (0) 386 771 164

By Air

Closest airports:
Paris Orly: 213km (E15)
Paris CDG: 256km
Paris Beauvais: 315km

By Train:

Closest train stations:
Clamecy: 13km
Tannay: 200 m


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