About Le Mas d'Agenais

Le Mas d’Agenais’ central location allows you to explore a variety of small towns and villages in this region, including those that lie along the lush green surroundings of the River Baïse. Stops include Vianne (5hrs from Le Mas d’Agenais), famous for its glass blowing and neighboring Lavardac, home of a great leisure park for outdoor activities. A further 2.5hrs on is beautiful Nerac. Agen and the second longest canal bridge in France is 8hrs from Le Mas d’Agenais along the Canal de Garonne.

From Le Mas d’Agenais it is:

  • 18hrs (25 locks) to our base in Castelsarrasin

What you get on the base

Facilities

Facilities

Showers

Toilets

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 'Prepare for your departure' 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

Opening hours

Mon, Fri, Sat 8:30am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 6pm Tue - Thu 9am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm

Address

Le Boat Le Mas-d'Agenais
l'Ecluse 44
F – 47430 Le Mas-d’Agenais
France

Telephone

+33 (0)5 53 89 50 80

Travel to Le Mas d'Agenais

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

 

Taxi Thierry (+33 (0) 689 816 569 | [email protected])

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Bergerac Airport (EGC) 140€
  • Bordeaux Airport (BOD) 200€
  • Toulouse Airport (TLS) 280€
  • Marmande Train Station 35€

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.

 

Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. Our base teams can transfer hire/lease cars, but you should check with your hire/leasing company first as the terms of your agreement may not permit this. If it is permitted, your hire/leasing company may charge you extra to add a member of our base team as a named driver. We may not know the name of the driver until the week of your departure, so you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional ‚un-named‛ driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: cars heavier than 3.5 tonnes, cars pulling trailers or caravans, trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.

 

Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability. Please contact the sales team for more information and prices.

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 example, there is a new legal requirement in France to carry a breathalyser, triangle & florescent jacket in your car. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe

Directions

Michelin map n° 79 and IGN map n° 110 will be useful. From Bordeaux - take the motorway number A62 and leave at the Marmande exit. From Toulouse - take the motorway number A62 and leave at the Aiguillon exit.

Directions from Paris: Take the A6 to Lyons, then A7 to Orange and then A9 through to Remoulins. Leave Autoroute A9 at Remoulins and follow signs for Beaucaire and continue to town centre. On descending a straight wide road (Boulevard Marechal Foch) go straight over roundabout and straight on over a bridge. Continue straight ahead through the traffic lights. Take the next road to the right, pass the Baccardi/Martini factory and follow this road to the Le Boat base (signposted). Road distance approximately 700 kms 6.5 hrs.

Parking

Unsecure parking is available free of charge on site. No reservation possible. 

By train

Closest train station(s):

Marmande: 14 km

By air

Closest airport(s):

Bergerac: 70 km

Bordeaux - Merignac: 110 km

Toulouse - Blagnac: 180 km

Arrival at Le Mas d'Agenais

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. 

 

Hotels

Hotel Des Fleurs - Tonneins - +33 (0) 553 79 10 47

Hotel Castel Ferron - Tonneins - +33 (0) 553 84 59 99

Hotel Campanile - Marmande - +33 (0) 553 94 39 80

Hotel Le Capricorne - Marmande - +33 (0) 553 64 16 14

Hotel Ibis - Agen - +33 (0) 553 47 43 43

Hotel Regina - Agen - +33 (0) 553 14 07 97

Hotel Château Des Jacobins - Agen - +33 (0) 553 47 03 31

 

Restaurants

Auberge Du Lion D’Or - Marmande - +33 (0) 553 64 21 30

Chez Angèle - Agen - +33 (0) 553 66 60 24

China Town - Agen - +33 (0) 553 66 17 18

Le Chaudron - Agen - +33 (0) 553 47 23 00

La Malmaison - Agen - +33 (0) 553 47 25 46

 

Shops

The nearest supermarket can be found in Tonneins or Marmande, 15 kms from the base. They open at 9.00am to 8.00pm every day, but are closed on Sunday. In the town surrounding the base, you can find lots of shops, including a butcher, baker, bank and grocers. These shops are open every day, apart from Sunday morning. On Monday, you find only the baker and the grocer open. There are also pubs and one restaurant in the town. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evening.

 

Fishing

A fishing licence is required. Please arrange in advance as it cannot be purchased at the base.

 

Local market

Thursday morning

 

Tourist Info

Office de Tourisme

Place de l’Eglise,

47430 Le Mas d’Agenais

Tel – +33 (0) 553 89 50 58