About St. Jean-de-Losne

Located right at the heart of this region where two waterways intersect the River Saône, St. Jean-de-Losne gives four directions to choose from. Delightful Dijon, a ‘mini-Paris’ is 8hrs to the west. To the north lies a succession of quiet villages as well as the ‘relative bustle’ of historic Auxonne, (5hrs) and Gray (another 8hrs further on). Flower-adorned Dole is 4hrs cruising east and the citadel of Besançon, with its UNESCO listed fortifications, is further 14hrs after Dole. Head south the river to see the many sights of beautiful Chalon-sur-Saône (8hrs) and then on to Chagny (a further 4.5hrs), gateway to the Cru vineyards where you can sample the many premium wines of this region.

From St. Jean-de-Losne it is:

  • 32hrs (32 locks) to our base in Fontenoy-le-Château
  • 17hrs (6 locks) to our base in Branges

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What you get on the base


Toilets and showers


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 'Vacation 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

Stand-up paddleboards

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Le Boat Saint-Jean-de-Losne
La Gare d’Eau
F - 21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne


+33 (0)3 80 27 03 50

Travel to St. Jean-de-Losne

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Dijon: 30 km

St Jean de Losne: 2 km

Dole: 25 km

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


Car rental

Car rental available in Dijon at the train station : Sixt and Europcar 


Covered secured parking at the base or open secured parking onsite. Parking needs to be pre-booked. 


Driving Distances

Dijon 30km

Mulhouse 200km - A36, exit 1, Seurre, follow St Jean de Losne. Lyon 200km - north, follow A6 exit 1, direction of Mulhouse.

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Dole: 25 km

Dijon: 30 km

Lyon: 200 km

Basel/Mulhouse: 240 km

Geneva: 242 km

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


Taxi Jonathan (+33 (0)6 59 89 23 70 | [email protected] or +33 (0) 619 226 949)

Taxi Moullet: (+33 (0) 3 80 29 08 33 [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Dijon Airport (DIJ) 75€

Lyon Airport (LYS) 410€

Basel/ Mulhouse Airport (BSL) 480€

Geneva Airport (GVA) 500€

Dijon Train Station 75€

St. Jean-de-Losne Train Station 10€

Dole Train Station 50€

Arrival at St. Jean-de-Losne

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that your security deposit, engine hours deposit (see compulsory costs) & any extras added at the base and are required to be paid in local currency by card. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 


Auberge de la Marine – Tel. +33 (0) 380 270 327

Le Sauconna – Tel. +33 (0) 380 380 210



Auberge de la Marine – Tel. +33 (0) 380 270 327

Auberge Du Paradis – Tel. +33 (0) 380 290 733

Pizzeria La Storia - Tel. +33 (0) 380 553 875

Les 5 baies - Tel. +33 (0) 380 390 862



You will find all the traditional shops and services in St Jean de Losne, about 500m from the base.


Local market




Fishing licences and fishing equipment are available at the garden centre in Losne.


Tourist Info

Rue liberté – 21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne 

Tel. +33 (0) 380 371 570


Electric car charging points

SICECO charging station: 7 Avenue de la Gare d'Eau, 21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne, France. (200 meters from the base)