About Decize

From Decize, a journey north, will take you through the hilly countryside and pretty villages of the Nivernais Valley while historic and thriving Nevers lies just 6hrs to the west. Head south however and Decize puts you in the best place to explore the southern-most part of this cruising region where the towns are full of historic abbeys, cathedrals and museums – great for history buffs. Roanne is a delight to explore, perfect for a two week boating holiday!

From Decize it is:

  • 51hrs (119 locks) to our base in Migennes
  • 27hrs (70 locks) to our base in Tannay

View our Decize base on Google Maps

What you get on the base


  • Toilets and showers - available when the base is open
  • Wifi

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 'Vacation 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, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm | 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 base.


Le Boat Decize
Bassin de la Jonction
F - 58300 Decize


+33 (0) 386 254 664

Travel to Decize

By Train

Closest train stations:

  • Decize: 3km
  • Nevers: 32km

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



Secure parking available at the base (fees apply, pre-bookable) or unsecured parking (50 meters).


Rental car 

Avis Location Voiture - Moulins : 4 Rue Philippe Thomas, 03000 Moulins (33 km)

Paris Orly: 269 km 

By Air

Closest airports:

  • Paris Orly: 269 km
  • Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle: 308 km (E15/A77)
  • Paris Beauvais: 368 km

By Sea

Closest port(s):

  • Cherbourg (630km)

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

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


Taxi Perrot (+33 (0) 386 687 515 | [email protected])

New Taxi Marg’ (+33 (0) 386 615 040)



Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Paris Orly Airport (ORY) 430€
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) 490€
  • Nevers Train Station 65€

Arrival at Decize

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.


Port de Decize – Tel. +33 (0) 373 150 000

Hôtel de l’Agriculture – Tel. +33 (0) 386 250 53



Le Petit Agité – Tel. +33 (0) 386 252 227

L'Auberge des Feuillats - Tel. +33 (0) 386 250 519

Pizzeria Saint Just - Tel. +33 (0) 386 254 226

De L'Agriculture - Tel. +33 (0) 386 250 538



In Decize town centre, 5-10 minutes from the base, you will find a number of shops plus the local supermarket (Intermarché 300m). Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 12:15 14:30 - 19:15 Friday - Saturday: 09:00 - 19:15 Sunday: 09:00 - 12:00


Local market

Friday morning



A fishing license is required, which you can buy it at Decize harbor. Price: € 30



Tourist Info

Place Champ de Foire,


Decize Tel - +33 (0) 386 252 723


Electric car charging points

Decize Intermarché (500 meters from the base)