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Branges

Burgundy Saône (LBO)

Base manager Colin Farrow welcomes you to Branges. From the base, on the banks of the river Seille, you can wind your way through the meadowlands and fields to the splendid town of Louhans, famous for its poultry fair. Or perhaps you’ll choose to follow the majestic Saone river south towards Macon, famous for its rich red wines or head north towards Verdun where the Canal du Centre and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin open up your choice of cruising routes and destinations still further..

Le Boat Branges base
Port de Plaisance
F - 71500 Branges

Opening times
Monday - Sunday
09:00 - 12:30 / 13:00 - 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.

Hotels and restaurants
Hotels in Louhans
De Cheval Rouge Tel - 0033 (0) 385 752 142
De Jura Tel - 0033 (0) 385 751 419
Moulin de Bourgchateau Tel - 0033 (0) 385 753 712

Hotels in Tournus
Terminus Tel - 0033 (0) 385 510 554
Aux Terrasses Tel - 0033 (0) 385 510 174
Le Rempart Tel - 0033 (0) 385 511 056

Restaurants in Branges
Du Port Tel - 0033 (0) 385 760 709
Auberge la Riviere Tel - 0033 (0) 385 749 903
L'Ecluse Tel - 0033 (0) 385 754 558

Car parking
Opening Parking Free of Charge
Locked Compound 25€ - 30€ per week
Locked Garage 35€ - 50€ per week
 

Credit cards and travelers cheques
Branges accept the following Credit Cards for payment of Security/Fuel Deposit, Collision Damage Waiver and Optional Extras - Visa Mastercard EUROCARD, Travellers Cheques accepted in Euros

Local shops
In Branges, 300m from the base you wil find
2 Boulangeries
Patisserie
2 Butchers
Cave
Chemist
Small General Store
Hairdressers
Flower Shop
Dentist
Doctor

In Louhans (4km from the base) you will find all shops and facilities plus a well known Monday morning market

Post office
Easy walking distance from base 300 m.
Open daily Monday - Friday
09.00 – 12.00 14.00 – 18.00
Open Saturdays
08.30 – 11.30

Bank
In Louhans (many main branches) most have cash dispensers - 4kms

Doctor
Many Local Doctors all within - 2 kms
Main Medical Centre Louhans - 4 kms
FISHING

Fishing is allowed throughout the season, a fishing permit is required and is available from local Epicerie (300m) approx. cost is 30 Euros for two weeks.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

At Louhans
Tel - 0033 (0) 385 750 202
VET

Clinique veterinaire des Alizes
35b rue Guidon
0033 (0) 385 749 179
0033 (0) 385 750 865
5km from the base

Travel information

By Road
GPS Co-ordinates
E5° 10.7`
N46° 38.597`

From Calais
From Calais take A26 to Reims, then A4 to Chalon sur Marne, then A26 direction to Troyes follow onto A5/A31 to Dijon and then A39 direction Lons Le Saunier - Louhans. Leave A39 at exit No 8 Lons Le Saunier, Montmorot, Louhans. Follow N78 for 12km to Louhans then N78 for 4km, D13 3km, D413 for 3km and D280 for 2km to Branges and Port de Plaisance.
Road distance approximately 676 kms 6 hrs 10 mins.

From Paris From Paris take the Auto route du Soleil A6. Leave at junction signposted Chalon Sud. Shortly after the peage turn right onto N80 towards Chalon sur Saone. Follow signs for Lons le Saunier. Turn right onto D978 towards Epervans. Follow D978 for approximately 28 kms, and then opposite Agricultural Machinery Agency turn right onto D460 signposted Branges le Bourg. After 400mtrs turn left onto D160 and after 900mtrs you will see the Port de Plaisance on your right.
Road distance approximately 370 kms 4 hrs.
Airports
Lyon - 1.5 hrs (125 km)
Geneva - 2 hrs (150 km)
Car Rental
Chalon sur Saone
Avis – 0033 (0) 385 483 052
Hertz - 0033 (0) 385 908 030
ADA Location - 0033 (0) 385 900 385
Europcar – 0033 (0) 385 485 052
By Rail
Louhans - 4 km
T.G.V Chalon sur Saone - 35km