About St. Jean-de-Losne

Located right at the heart of this region where two waterways intersect the River Saône, St. Jean-de-Losne gives four directions to choose from.  Delightful Dijon, a ‘mini-Paris’ is 8hrs to the west.  To the north lies a succession of quiet villages as well as the ‘relative bustle’ of historic Auxonne, (5hrs) and Gray (another 8hrs further on). Flower-adorned Dole is 4hrs cruising east and the citadel of Besançon, with its UNESCO listed fortifications, is further 14hrs after Dole. Head south the river to see the many sights of beautiful Chalon-sur-Saône (8hrs) and then on to Chagny (a further 4.5hrs), gateway to the Cru vineyards where you can sample the many premium wines of this region.

From St. Jean-de-Losne it is:

  • 32hrs (32 locks) to our base in Fontenoy-le-Château
  • 17hrs (6 locks) to our base in Branges

What you get on 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 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun Extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Stand-up paddleboards

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.


Auberge de la Marine – Tel. +33 (0) 380 270 327

Le Sauconna – Tel. +33 (0) 380 380 210


Auberge de la Marine – Tel. +33 (0) 380 270 327

Auberge Du Paradis – Tel. +33 (0) 380 290 733


You will find all the traditional shops and services in St. Jean-de-Losne, about 500m from the base.


Fishing licences and fishing equipment are available at the garden centre in Losne.

Local market


Tourist Info

Hotel de Ville

2, rue de la Liberté

21170, St. Jean-de-Losne

Tel. +33 (0) 380 371 570

Opening hours

Every day 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 6pm


Le Boat Saint-Jean-de-Losne
La Gare d’Eau
F - 21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne


+33 (0)3 80 27 03 50

Travel to St. Jean-de-Losne

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


Taxi Jonathan (+33 (0)6 59 89 23 70 | [email protected] or +33 (0) 619 226 949)

Taxi Moullet: (+33 (0) 3 80 29 08 33 [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Dole Airport (DLE) 47€

Dijon Airport (DIJ) 60€

Lyon Airport (LYS) 350€

Basel/ Mulhouse Airport (BSL) 420€

Geneva Airport (GVA) 450€

Dijon Train Station 60€

St. Jean-de-Losne Train Station 9€

Dole Train Station 47€

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.


Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Car transfers are bookable in advance via our sales team. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. For hire cars, you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional "unnamed" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.


Please contact the sales team for prices.

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


Driving Distances

Dijon 30km

Mulhouse 200km

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Dijon: 30 km

St Jean de Losne: 2 km

Dole: 25 km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Dole: 25 km

Dijon: 30 km

Lyon: 200 km

Basel/Mulhouse: 240 km

Geneva: 242 km

Arrival at St. Jean-de-Losne

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 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK/IRE sales team. 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 for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your holiday as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info