About Châtillon-sur-Loire

Châtillon-sur-Loire is a great choice for wine lovers, with the vineyards of Sancerre just 6hrs to the south – be sure to take a wine tasting tour – and historic Nevers is a further 11 cruising hours after that. 45mins north of this base will take you over the iconic Briare Aqueduct and then a further 14hrs of boating on you’ll reach bustling Montargis, a lively city where there’s lots to do and see.

From Châtillon-sur-Loire it is:

  • 43.5hrs (69 locks) to our base in Migennes (via Montargis)
  • 48.5hrs (94 locks) to our base in Tannay (via Decize)
  • 21.5hrs (24 locks) to our base in Decize (currently closed until 2023)

What you get on the base






Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical Extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

  • Bike hire
  • Special occasion gift baskets
  • Gas barbecues

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am - 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am - 4pm. Sun: Closed | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the bas


Le Boat Châtillon-sur-Loire
Rue du Port
F - 45360 Châtillon-sur-Loire


+33 (0)238 310 964

Travel to Châtillon-sur-Loire

By Train

Closest train station(s):

  • Briare - 8km

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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


A77 exit Chatillon sur Loire / Briare follow the N7 south until the D50, turn to Chatillon, cross the Loire and the canal and turn left.


Pre-bookable covered secured parking at the base and uncovered parking (50 meters from the base)


Car rental

  • Avis Location Voiture - Poilly Lez Gien, 44 Route de St Martin, 45500 Poilly-Lez-Gien (17 km) 
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car - 37 Av. Marx Dormoy, 18000 Bourges (72 km) 
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport  
  • Paris Beauvais Airport

By Air

Closest airport(s):

  • Paris Orly: 155 km (E15/A77)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle: 197 km (A6/A77)
  • Paris Beauvais: 257 km

By Sea

Closest port(s):

  • Cherbourg (518km)

Book your ferry to France today with our partners Irish Ferries.

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the numbers below.

Taxi Rosemonde (+33 (0)6 08 21 37 59)

Taxi Creimer’ (+33 (0)6 08 18 80 67)



Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Paris Orly Airport (ORY) 275€
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) 320€
  • Braire 25€

Arrival at Châtillon-sur-Loire

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


Auberge du Pont Canal – Tel. +33 (0) 238 312 424

Hôtel du Cerf – Tel. +33 (0) 238 370 080



Le Vieux Port - Tel. +33 (0) 238 311 826

L'Arlequin - Tel. +33 (0) 238 314 220

Hotel-restaurant Lafayette - Tel. +33 (0) 2 38 38 18 63

Les Artistes de Châtillon (restaurant cabaret) - Tel. +33 (0)2 38 31 18 52

Les Gourmandises (crêperie) - Tel. +33 (0)2 38 31 42 28

Le Nancray - Tel. +33 (0)2 38 31 17 31

Le Relais de Mantelot - Tel. +33 (0)2 38 31 12 35


In the town you will find 3 bakeries, 1 chemist, Banks with ATM and a Post Office.

Le Panier Sympa Open every day: 08:00 - 20:00

G20 Monday to Thursday: 09:00-12:30 and 14:00-19:30 Friday & Saturday: 09:00-19:30 Sunday: 09:00-12:00


A fishing license is required, which you can buy at the tourism office (town hall), the city's campsite or the Mantelot lock house.


Electric car charging points

14 Rue des Prés Gris - Briare (8 km from the base)


Local market

Thursday mornings