About Castelsarrasin

Owing to the operational challenges that coronavirus has presented us with, we have taken the decision not to open our base in Castelsarrasin for the rest of the 2020 season. If you have a booking that is affected by this base closure, where possible, your booking will be switched to a different base within the same cruising region. Will be contact you to let you know, although we are extremely busy at present, so please bear with us while we work through affected bookings in departure order. We thank you for your patience. 

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 'Holiday 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


Top-deck cushions

Fun Extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets


Opening hours

2021 season: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am - 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am - 4pm


Le Boat Castelsarrasin
2 Allée de Verdun
82100 Castelsarrasin


+33 (0) 563 951 142

Travel to Castelsarrasin

By Train

Closest train stations:

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

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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas.


Private parking is available for a fee

By Air

Closest airports:

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

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€
  • Castelsarrasin Train Station 7€

Arrival at Castelsarrasin

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 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