About Jarnac

Jarnac is our only base in the Charente region. Cruising 9hrs eastward lies the bustling, fortified city of Angoulême. To the west you’ll pass the historic city of Saintes (7.5 hrs from Jarnac) until you reach St-Savinien (10.5 hrs from Jarnac). Here we recommend you stop and travel by train if you wish to visit the smart, coastal town of Rochefort for its amazing seafood. You can just about see the whole region in a week’s cruise, although we would advise heading in just one direction if you wish to cruise at a comfortable pace.

What you get on the base


  • Toilets and showers 
  • Wifi

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)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

  • Bike hire
  • Special occasion gift baskets
  • Gas barbecues
  • Angling dinghy and outboard
  • Stand-up paddleboards

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am - 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am - 4pm | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Le Boat Jarnac
Quai François Mitterrand
F – 16200 Jarnac


+33 (0) 5 45 36 59 98

Travel to Jarnac

By Train

Closest train station:

  • Jarnac: 4km

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 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 Le Boat signs after the bridge over the Charente river



Secure & Garage parking (pre-bookable extra – fee applies).

By Air

Closest airports:

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

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


JPM Taxi’ ( [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Angoulême Airport (ANG) 60€
  • La Rochelle Airport (LRH) 225€
  • Bordeaux Airport (BOD) 225€
  • Jarnac Train Station 7.50€

Arrival at Jarnac

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

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.


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



Restaurant du Château - Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 545 810 717

Restaurant La Chaumière - Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 545 816 466


In Jarnac you will find shops, banks and a post office.


Fishing licenses can be purchased locally at the nearby Coop market or ordered prior to arrival at http://en.cartedepeche.fr/.

Local market

Every day except Monday and Wednesday

Tourist Info

7 Quai de l’Orangerie

16 200 Jarnac

Tel: +33 (0) 545 81 09 30