France Boating Holidays - Burgundy West

Chatillon-sur-Loire Base

Chatillon sur Loire, 150km from Paris, 7km from Briare. Its name originates in the "Castillo", a small fortress which was built in the 10th century on the hill where the church now stands. Throughout the middle ages, Chatillon sur Loire was fought over by the Abbey of Fleury and the courts of Sancerre. With its strong protestant dominance, the town was attacked and besieged seven times in the 16th century..

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Base Opening Hours

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 12:30, 14:00 to 17:30.

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 with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. 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 ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Hotels and Restaurants


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


Auberge du Pont Canal – 0033 (0) 238 312 424
Hotel du Cerf – 0033 (0) 238 370 080

Car Parking

Undercover Parking: €41 per week.
Outside enclosed parking: €28 per week


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

Market Day

Thursday Morning

Tourist Information

47 rue Franche
Chatillon sur Loire
Tel - 0033 (0) 238 314 288


Dr Olivier Fiocre
Rue Champtoux
0033 (0) 238 314 010

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

By Air:

Closest airports:
Paris Orly - 150km
Paris Charles de Gaulle: 197 km (A6/A77)
Paris Beauvais: 257 km

By Train:

Closest train stations:
Briare - 8km