About Castelsarrasin

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.

If you are looking to punctuate the pretty French countryside with a few fascinating, historic towns and cities, then Castelsarrasin is well located. Montauban, a city of exceptional heritage and architectural gems, is just 7hrs away. Moissac Abbey, with its UNESO listed cloister, is just 2.5hrs north of the base, while lively Agen, famous for Prunes and rugby, is 7hrs after that.

From Castelsarrasin it is:

  • 18hrs (25 locks) to our base in Le Mas d’Agenais

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 'Prepare for your departure' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical Extras

Early & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack


Top-deck cushions

Fun Extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets



Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 6pm | Sun: Closed


Le Boat Castelsarrasin
2 Allée de Verdun
82100 Castelsarrasin


+33 (0) 563 951 142

Travel to Castelsarrasin

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


Taxi Lionel (+33 (0) 698 489 797 | [email protected]).


 approx price (4 persons) from: 

  • Carcassonne Airport (CCF) 70€
  • Toulouse Airport (TLS) 130€
  • Castelnaudry Train Station 7€

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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


Private parking is available for a fee

By Train

Closest train stations:


  • Castelsarrasin: 2 min 
  • Montauban (TGV): 21km 
  • Agen (TGV): 55km 

By Air

Closest airports:

  • Toulouse: 65 km 
  • Bordeaux: 188 km 
  • Bergerac: 150 km

Arrival at Castelsarrasin

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 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 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).

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 Marceillac - Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 32 30 10

Hotel Absolu - Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 95 33 23

Logis Hotel l'Artel –Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 32 86 86

Château de Terride - Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 95 61 07

Chambres d'hôtes Aux Berges du Merdaillou – Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 32 41 69



Le Félix - Tel.: +33 (0) 563 321 497

Douce Vie - Tel.: +33 (0) 563 323 088

L'Auberge Du Moulin - Tel.: +33 (0) 563 322 037

Le Sellig - Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 95 49 40

Le Saint-Louis - Tel.: +33 (0) 563 325 350

Le Patio - Tel.: +33 (0) 5 63 32 63 50



You’ll find some grocery/small supermarket in town: Sarl Girovi - 11 Rue Paul Descazeaux (0.5km) Bigger supermarkets can be found a bit outside the town center, nearby the canal in Direction of Moissac: Intermarché - ZAC du Barraouet, Castelsarrasin (3km) Leader Price - Artel Est, RN 113, Castelsarrasin (3.5km) E.Leclerc Drive Castelsarrasin, 365chemin de l'Artel, Castelsarrasin (4km) Au P'tit Bio - Zone Industriel Artel, Castelsarrasin (3.5 km)



It is necessary to have a fishing license.

Sale: The trapper - 33 bis route de Toulouse tel 05 81 78 40 75 - Fishing House - Clairefont Park

Fishing points: Canal du Midi, the Garonne, Lac des Fourrières, Lake Monestié, Lake Trescasses, Lake Malhaurens and Park Clairefont.



Thursday morning


Tourist Information

Allée de Verdun,

82100 Castelsarrasin

+33 (0) 563 320 139