About Jarnac

Jarnac is our only base in the Charente region. Cruising 9hrs eastward lies the bustling, fortified city of Angoulême. To the west you’ll pass the historic city of Saintes (7.5 hrs from Jarnac) until you reach St-Savinien (10.5 hrs from Jarnac). Here we recommend you stop and travel by train if you wish to visit the smart, coastal town of Rochefort for its amazing seafood. You can just about see the whole region in a week’s cruise, although we would advise heading in just one direction if you wish to cruise at a comfortable pace.

What you get on the base

Facilities

  • Toilets and showers will be closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding. Customers should use facilities on board their boats.
  • 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)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

  • Bike hire
  • Special occasion gift baskets
  • Gas barbecues
  • Angling dinghy and outboard
  • Stand-up paddleboards

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am - 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am - 4pm

Address

Le Boat Jarnac
Quai François Mitterrand
F – 16200 Jarnac
France

Telephone

+33 (0) 5 45 36 59 98

Travel to Jarnac

By Train

Closest train station:

  • Jarnac: 4km

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

 

Directions

Coming from Angoulême or Cognac, follow the Le Boat signs after the bridge over the Charente river

 

Parking

Secure & Garage parking (pre-bookable extra – fee applies).

By Air

Closest airports:

  • Angoulême: 30km
  • La Rochelle: 118km
  • Bordeaux: 122km (E606)

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

 

Karen Taxi - Tel: +33 (0) 6 60 03 29 49 - Email: [email protected]

Taxi Jarnac - Tel - +33 (0) 6 71 60 08 92 - Email: [email protected]

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Angoulême Airport (ANG) 60€
  • La Rochelle Airport (LRH) 225€
  • Bordeaux Airport (BOD) 225€
  • Jarnac Train Station 7.50€

Arrival at Jarnac

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. 

 

Hotels

Hotel Le Ligaro – Jarnac – +33 (0) 545 32 71 38

Les Ombrages – Vibrac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 97 32 33

L’echassier – Cognac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 35 01 09

Mercure – Cognac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 35 42 00

L‘Essille – Bassac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 81 94 13

Du Chateau – Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 81 07 17

La Ribaudiere – Bourg Charente - Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 81 30 54

 

Restaurants

Restaurant du Château - Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 545 810 717

Restaurant La Chaumière - Jarnac - Tel: +33 (0) 545 816 466

 

Shops

In Jarnac you will find shops, banks and a post office.

 

Local market

Every day except Monday and Wednesday

 

Fishing

Fishing licenses can be purchased locally at the nearby Coop market or ordered prior to arrival at http://en.cartedepeche.fr/.

 

Tourist Info

7 Quai de l’Orangerie

16 200 Jarnac

Tel: +33 (0) 545 81 09 30