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

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.


Secure & garage parking available (fees apply)


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

Local market

Thursday mornings

Tourist infomation

Office du tourisme

47 rue Franche,

45360 Châtillon-sur-Loire

Tel – +33 (0) 238 314 288

Email – [email protected]