France Boating Holidays - Charente

Jarnac Base

Situated on the gentle banks of the Charente, Jarnac remembers the time when its port welcomed salt and wine in abundance. The town quickly became a large trade center because of its position in the middle for the production area for the well known" life water" of Cognac.

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Base Opening Hours

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 08.30 to 12.30 and 14:00 to 18:00.
Sunday: Closed

Late Arrivals

If you are going to arrive late, please advise us by phone.

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.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

Hotel Le Ligaro – Jarnac – +33 (0) 545 32 71 38
Les Ombrages – Vibrac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 97 32 33
L’echassier – Cognac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 35 01 09
Mercure – Cognac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 35 42 00
L‘Essille – Bassac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 81 94 13
Du Chateau – Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 81 07 17
La Ribaudiere – Bourg Charente - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 81 30 54

Restaurants

Restaurant du Château - Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 545 810 717
Restaurant La Chaumière - Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 545 816 466

Car Parking

There is open parking available free of charge. Enclosed parking without surveillance costs €28 per week and there is also a garage with 6 places available at a cost of €41 per week.

Supermarket

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 to 12:30, 15:00 to 19:15
Wednesday to Saturday: 09:00 to 19:15
Sunday: 09:00 to 11:45

Market Day

Everyday except Monday.

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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

Coming from Angoulême or Cognac, follow the Crown Blue Line signs after the bridge over the Charente river.

By Air

Closest airports:
Angoulême: 30km
La Rochelle: 118km
Bordeaux: 122 km (E606)

By Train

Closest train stations:
Jarnac: 4km