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Gray

Burgundy Saône (LBO)

Base Manager Olivier Turpin welcomes you to Gray. We’re sure you will never tire of cruising these beautiful waterways – there’s so many places to visit, wines to taste and sights to see. Your base at Gray on the River Soane was once a thriving port for the wine, wheat and iron trades and evidence of the region’s rich cultural and trading heritage is plain to see in the surrounding towns, villages and countryside. Medieval and Renaissance-era homes, churches and monasteries – many topped by the region’s distinctive multihued tiles roofs – line your route in every direction and are sure to add to your lasting memories of this beautiful region..

Le Boat Gray base
Halte Nautique Ile Sauzay
F - 70100 Gray

Base opening times
Monday - Thursday
09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:30
Friday - Sunday
08:30 - 12:30 13:30 - 18:00

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
Au Mastroquet - 0033 (0) 384 645 350
Fer a Cheval - 0033 (0) 384 648 297
Chateau de Rigny - 0033 (0) 384 652 501
Chateau de Nantilly - 0033 (0) 384 677 800

Parking
Outside Locked Compound 30€ per week
Indoor Hanger 42€ per week

Credit cards and travelers cheques
Gray accept the following Credit Cards for payment of Security/Fuel Deposit, Collision Damage Waiver and Optional Extras - Visa,Mastercard,
Eurocheques with card are also accepted. Travellers Cheques are accepted in Euros and incur a charge.

Supermarket
There are 3 supermarkets just a 5 minute walk from the base
Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 12:00 14:30 – 19:30
Sunday Closed

Post office
5 minute walk from the base
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:15 14:00 - 17:30

Banks
5 minute walk from the base, most with cash dispensers
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:15 14:30 – 17:30

Doctors
Medical Centre, Hospital and Dentist all within easy walking distance of the base

Bakery
5 minute walk from the base
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:15 14:00 - 17:30
Saturday – Sunday 09:00 – 12:00

Chemist
5 minute walk from the base
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:15 14:00 - 17:30
Saturday – Sunday 09:00 – 12:00

Fruit and vegetables
5 minute walk from the base
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:15 14:00 - 17:30
Saturday – Sunday 09:00 – 12:00

Butchers
5 minute walk from the base
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:15 14:00 - 17:30
Saturday – Sunday 09:00 – 12:00

Fishing
Fishing is allowed between June 1st – 30th September
Fishing permit is required for 30€ and is available to buy at the base reception. You can also purchase a licence from the fishing tackle shops across the bridge from the base.

Tourist information
Syndicat d’Initative
Rue du Val du Saone
Tel – 0033 (0) 384 651 424

Market day
There is a market every Saturday morning next to the base in Gray. There is also a market every 2nd Wednesday which is held close to the Hotel de Ville.

Vet
Clinique de la Plage
38 Rue de la Plage
Gray
0033 (0) 384 653 297
250 yards from the base

Travel information

By Road

From Calais
Follow signs to Paris/Reims/Metz (A26 Motorway) - take A26 to Reims - through Reims follow autoroute signs to Chalons-sur-Marne. Then follow signs A26 Dijon/Langres joining A31 just north of Langres. Take exit 6 marked Langres Sud and Gray. Turn right onto D428 - follow signs to Longeau - at Longeau traffic lights follow D67 to Gray. At Gray continue straight in and cross river bridge - at roundabout on far side of the bridge take last exit (Avenue Carnot - Hotel Au Mastroquet on corner) - take 2nd left near hotel Fer a Cheval - go straight through public car park behind hotel and Connoisseur is on the right.
Road distance approximately 570 kms 5.5 hrs.

From Paris
Take the Auto route du Soleil (A6). Leave at junction signposted Pouilly en Auxois onto A38 to Dijon. On arriving at Dijon follow signs to Gray on D70. At Gray cross the river bridge and at roundabout turn left, then left again at Hotel le Fer a Cheval towards Syndicat d’Initative. Connoisseur is on your right at far end of car park.
Road distance approximately 350 kms 3.5 hrs.

From Besancon
Take the D67 to Gray. Upon arriving at Gray turn right at the Hotel le Fer a Cheval towards Syndicat d’Initative. Connoisseur is on your right at far end of car park.

Airports
Paris / Orly - 140km
Paris / Roissy - 180km
Geneva - 220km
Lyon - 200km
Basle-Mulhouse - 215km

By Taxi
Miranda - Tel - 0033 (0) 384 649 191
Taxi Allo - Tel - 0033 (0) 384 312 512

Car Rental
All Major car hire companies are in Dijon, which is 50km from the base.

Europcar at Gray - Tel - 0033 (0) 384 648 617
Situated approx 300 yards from the base

By Rail
Vesoul - 70km
Dijon - 50km
Besancon - 50km