Saone Plaisance

More than 30 years of experience in houseboat rental!

Saône Plaisance is a license-free houseboat rental company located in Port de Savoyeux,
near Gray (70, Haute-Saône) in the Franche-Comté region.

Saône Plaisance creates unique holidays for you to enjoy with family or friends…

We offer license-free boat rental giving you complete freedom to navigate and discover the natural and architectural heritage which extends all along the banks of the Saône, the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, the Canal de Bourgogne, the Canal du Centre, and the river Seille.
Departures are available from the ports of Savoyeux (70) or Louhans (71, Saône-et-Loire) in Burgundy, depending on which route you choose.

Saône Plaisance “Better than a holiday!”

Imagine navigating the waterways at your own pace and in your own direction, in full comfort and with all the necessary equipment provided.

Never sailed before?

Not a problem! Our boats are easy to use, allowing you to enjoy a unique boating holiday. Everything you need to know is explained in the section OUR BASES AND ROUTES.

French river tourism is one of the largest and most successful in Europe.

There are 6,700 km of canals and waterways in France, with a corresponding 80,000 hectares of public land bordering them.
Nearly 6,000 people work every day on the development and management of France’s waterways.

We are here to help you organise your next holiday on the water with family or friends.

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Come on board!

Discover the splendours of the Saône valley from Burgundy to Franche-Comté, the tranquil fish-filled and welcoming waterways.

Try the local products, the country inns, the great wines and the gastronomy dispersed in the ever-present forest areas, the green meadow lands, the famous vineyards and the wide cornfields.
Towns and villages with historical pasts and architectures belonging to various historic eras wait for your visit.
Navigate and discover in full freedom and at your own pace the natural and architectural heritage of Burgundy and Franche-Comté following the Saone.

This region remains unaltered, rivers and canals have retained their quiet, rural character.

Let yourself be carried away over water…
A houseboat, a floating house, is a good place to live. Every effort has been made to make life on board as pleasant as possible.

Visit the typical villages along the Saône and benefit from the fact that you can moor wherever you want to discover the treasures of these villages.

You and your family will be bedazzled.
Mooring with a houseboat is extremely simple.


The Saône Plaisance team welcomes you to Port de Savoyeux, near Gray (70, Haute-Saône) in the Franche-Comté region.

Departures are available from the ports of Savoyeux (70) or Louhans (71, Saône-et-Loire) in southern Burgundy, depending on the route you have chosen.

A one-way route is available as an additional service but cannot be guaranteed. If you wish to choose this option, you can speak to us by telephone, forty-eight hours before your departure date in order to confirm availability.

During your cruise you have the option of exploring the following routes, depending on what you choose:

Savoyeux, Ray sur Saône, Soing, Scey sur Saône, Port sur Saône, then Corre. On the Vosges Canal, Fontenoy-le-Château

Savoyeux, Gray, Pontailler sur Saône, Auxonne, Saint-Jean-de-Losne, Seurre, Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, Chalon-sur-Saône, Tournus, then on the Seille La Truchère, Cuisery, et Louhans.

A wonderful area with peaceful, fish-filled and welcoming waterways.

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Saône Plaisance, your boat rental specialist in Savoyeux (70 – Franche-Comté), also offers maintenance, repair and shipyard management services.

Saône Plaisance can arrange and manage the following work on your boat:

  • Polyester work (painting, mechanics, electrical, layout)
  • Cleaning
  • Welding (aluminium, stainless steel, steel, cast iron)
  • Sanding.