About Angoulême

Please note - Le Boat does not have a physical base (i.e. premises) in Angouleme. We have dedicated moorings here and the Le Boat team will meet you at the moorings to facilitate your arrival and departure. 


Angoulême is a delightful city with restaurants, galleries, and boutiques and is also renowned its Comic Museum and for hosting the International Comics Festival. From Angoulême, by cruising 9 hrs westwards, you'll find our base of Jarnac from where it is only another 2.5 hours to the city of Cognac, famous for its brandy distillery. On a return cruise from Angoulême, we would advise turning around here if you wish to cruise at a comfortable pace. However, if you book a one-way between Angoulême and Jarnac, we recommend travelling as far as Saintes before turning around and heading back to Jarnac

View our Angoulême mooring point on Google maps.

What you get on the base


There are no showers or toilets at 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 'Vacation Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Must be pre-booked in advance.

  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Boat cleaning 
  • Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)
  • Eco cleaning pack 
  • L.E.D. lantern 
  • Top-deck cushions
  • Wifi packs 

Fun extras

 Must be pre-booked in advance.

  • Bike hire
  • Gas barbecues
  • Angling dinghy and outboard 
  • Stand-up paddleboards

Opening hours

Open only for booked arrivals and returns | Please contact our Jarnac base (number/email below) for arrival queries.


Port de plaisance de l'Houmeau
Boulevard Besson Bey
F – 16000 Angoulême


+33 (0)545 365 998

Travel to Angoulême


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 driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


From the A10, take exit 30 towards Angoulême/Poitiers-Sud, join the N10 and take exit 58 towards Limoges/Périgueux/Angoulême-Nord/Ruelle s/Touvre. Take the exit for D1000 towards Périgueux/Angoulême/Z.I. N 3/Parc des Expos. Continue on D1000. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue on Av. du Maréchal Juin. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Blvd du 8 Mai 1945, then continue straight on Rue Saint-Antoine and at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Blvd Besson Bey.

Car rental

  • Rent a car: 19 Pl. de la Gare, 16000 Angoulême (1,1 km)
  • Europcar: 15 Pl. de la Gare, 16006 Angoulême  (1,1 km)
  • Loc Eco: 24 Av. du Maréchal Juin, 16000 Angoulême (1,8 km)


Free street parking spaces close by. 


Closest train station:

  • Angoulême : 700 m


Closest airports:

  • Limoges: 96 km
  • Poitiers: 115 km
  • Bordeaux: 129 km

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

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Limoges airport: 220€
  • Poitiers airport: 260 €
  • Bordeaux Airport: 290 €

Arrival at Angoulême

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.


Hôtel d'Orléans: [email protected] - +33 (0)5 45 92 07 53

Hôtel Saint Antoine: +33 (0)5 45 68 38 21

Hôtel ibis budget Angoulême Centre: +33 (0)8 92 68 31 78

Hôtel Le Palma: +33 (0)6 84 18 71 98

Hôtel Mercure Angoulême: +33 (0)5 45 95 47 95


La very table: +33 (0)5 45 92 42 69 - 200 m from the mooring point

La péniche: +33 (0)6 72 40 00 73 - 200 m from the mooring point

Le River 102: +33 (0)5 45 39 07 94 - 750 m from the mooring point

Le comptoir de Brice: + 33 (0)6 61 82 91 61 - 800 m from the mooring point


In Angoulême, you will find shops, banks and a post office

Local market

Every day except Monday 

Covered market open every day in the town center

Tourist Info

Office du tourisme du pays d'Angoulême

Hôtel de ville

16007 Angoulême


Fishing licenses can be purchased prior to arrival at cartedepeche.fr or locally at many of the local fishing shops :

  • Sarl Fred et Loisirs: 1,7 km
  • Pêche et Loisirs : 3,6 km
  • Able Fishing Boats SCS :3,7 km
  • Pacific Pêche : 4,3 km

Electric car charging points

  • Freshmile - Renault - Angoulême: 4 Bd du 8 Mai 1945, 16000 Angoulême - 1 km from the mooring point
  • Géant Casino supermarket: Rue de l'Auvent Centre Commercial Les Grandes Chaumes, N10, 16430 Champniers - 5,6 km from the mooring point