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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

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


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) 86 27 11 55
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


Pre-bookable uncovered parking offsite.

Tourist Information Centre

Rue de Bèze
58190 Tannay
Tel: +33 (0) 386 293 220


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



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

Car Rental:

Point Loc - Corbigny - Tel: +33 (0) 386 200 034
Rent A Car - Varennes-Vauzelles - Tel: +33 (0) 981 695 073

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: DFDS Seaways
  • Portsmouth to Le Harve: DFDS Seaways
  • Portsmouth to Caen: Brittany Ferries