About Migennes

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

Our closest base to Paris, from Migennes you have a choice of three directions to head in. The Canal de Bourgogne takes you east past quiet towns and beautiful countryside… an ideal ‘escape’. To the west, the pretty Yonne River will take you past the Cathedral town of Sens (8hrs). Or head south towards, and then along, the Canal du Nivernais. Auxerre (5hrs from Migennes), is a bustling city of art, history and impressive cathedrals, in perfect contrast to the many other cliff top villages that overlook this stretch of the canal.

From Migennes it is:

  • 24hrs (49 locks) to our base in Tannay
  • 51hrs (119 locks) to our base in Decize
  • 43.5hrs (69 locks) to our base in Châtillon-sur-Loire

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

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.


Aux Rives de l'Yonne – Tel. +33 (0) 3 86 80 05 70

Le Rive Gauche – Tel. +33 (0) 386 914 666

Campanile – Tel. +33 (0) 386 407 111


Restaurant du Canal - +33 (0) 386 80 17 30

Aux Rives de L'Yonne - +33 (0) 386 800 570

L'Orée des Champs - +33 (0) 386 912 039

Le Rive Gauche - +33 (0) 386 914 666

L’Auberge de Pékin - +33 (0) 3 86 80 40 16



There is a supermarket situated just 80m from the base. Opening Hours Monday- Saturday: 09:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 12:30

Local market

Traditional market is held in the town centre every Thursday morning


Fishing licenses are available at the base from June to October. It will cost 30 € for 4 lines and 7 days of fishing. Fishing tackle is on sale at the supermarket near the base.

Tourist Info

1 Place François Mitterrand,

89400 Migennes,

Tel - +33 (0) 386 800 370


Medical facilities


Place Henri Dunant - Tel- +33 (0) 386 801 249

Joigny Hospital: Tel - +33 (0) 386 923 333

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm


Le Boat Migennes, Port de Plaisance
28, Rue Pierre et Marie Curie
F - 89400 Migennes


+33 (0) 386 800 860

Travel to Migennes

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


Taxis Icaunais (+33 (0) 681 948 487 | [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Paris Orly Airport (ORY) 230€

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) 320€

Laroche Migennes Train Station 5€

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

By train

Closest train station(s):

Laroche Migennes: 500m

By air

Closest airport(s):

Paris Orly: 151 km (D2)

Paris Charles de Gaulle: 174 k


Arrival at Migennes

When to arrive

Please arrive any time from 14:00 - our teams will get you checked in and carry out your briefing once early boarding customers have set off. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base from 11:00. 

Late arrivals 

If you are going to be arriving at the base after 16:00, please inform the base directly or our sales team so we can make sure everything is prepared for your arrival. If you arrive later than 17:00, 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 vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation. 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). If you want to check out before 09:00 please let our base team know when you check in so they can arrange this. 

Local info