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Short rental guide

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Book your houseboat as soon as possible!

You will be able to take a few days in opting for a particular type of boat, by
Fax,Phone, E-mail or on the Internet site.Confirm by returning your booking form duly completed and signed, along with a deposit cheque should you not book on line.In return, you will receive written confirmation, a log book and a map corresponding to your cruise.
Your confirmation will then be considered effective.


On the Saône all locks are electric, some operated by lock-keepers (with whom you will have the opportunity to chat and who often sell products of the region) while others are automatic.
You will be given explanations by our technicians on how to operate the locks.
From Corre to Lyon the Saône Valley offers you 320 kilometres of waterways with only 25 locks.
On the Seille there are very few locks (4) and these are manually operated with or without lock-keepers, but please don't worry! Though two people are needed (the pilot and co-pilot) passing a lock is child’s play.
From To Distance Locks

73 km
246 km
St Jean de Losne
19 km
La Seille

39 km
64 km

Closing time of the locks
Please note that on certain public holidays lock-keepers do not work:
- Easter Sunday
- Whit Sunday - Pentecost (opened from Corre to Savoyeux)
- May 1st
- July 14th (opened from Corre to Savoyeux) - November 1st

Maintenance of the waterways

A period of stoppage for the purpose of maintenance work on the waterways is fixed by the navigation services.
The period may possibly effect the course of your cruise without being considered as a cancellation of your stay.

One way cruises

One way cruises are considered as an additional service which cannot be guaranteed.
Please telephone us for confirmation forty-eight hours before your intended departure date.


You will be furnished with an inventory of all equipment on board (for information only).

On board you will find

Crockery and kitchen utensils
Dessert plates, soup plates, dinner plates, cereal bowls, (filter) coffee maker, saucepans and lids, bread basket, kitchen knife, vegetable knife, bread knife, knives and forks, soup spoons, tea spoons, salad cutlery, bottle opener, skimmer, ladle, tin opener, salad spinner, strainer, chopping board, oven dishes, various sizes of dishes, frying pans, water jug, juicer, salad bowls, wooden spoons, coffee cups and saucers, corkscrew, water glasses and wine glasses.

Cleaning material
Broom, dustpan and brush, basin, scrubbing brush, toilet brush, clothes pegs, dustbin and floor cloths.
Bed linen

Quilts, duvets, blankets, fitted sheets, quilt covers, pillows, pillowcases and dish towels.

Navigation equipment
Mooring ropes, anchor and anchor chain, life buoy, key for water tank, boat hook, hammer, sun umbrella with holder, fenders, gangplank, mooring spikes, bucket and deck brush, outside table and chairs and hose pipe.

Safety equipment
Map, tourist guide, fire extinguishers, life jackets (adults and children), handbook, floating key ring and first-aid box.
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