About Tannay

You’re in the heart of the undulating hills and valleys of the Nivernais region. There are plenty of locks to go through, whether you head north or south, and you are rewarded with amazing views and spectacular countryside. Clamecy, is stunningly pretty and just 4hrs north the large lake at Baye, (11.5hrs south) is bursting with wildlife and great for a refreshing dip in the waters. We’d also recommend a  visit (23mins from Tannay) to hill-top Vézelay, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

From Tannay it is:

  • 24hrs (49 locks) to our base in Migennes
  • 27hrs (70 locks) to our base in Decize
  • 48.5hrs (94 locks) to our base in Châtillon-sur-Loire (via Decize)

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

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

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.


La Margelle - Tel. +33 (0) 86 29 33 44

La Buissonnière - Tel. +33 (0) 86 20 09 87

Le Cépage - Tel. +33 (0) 86 20 09 87

De La Boule D’or - Tel. +33 (0) 86271155

De La Poste - Tel. +33 (0) 86 27 01 55

Du Cygne - Tel. +33 (0) 86 52 26 51

Normandie - Tel. +33 (0) 86 52 57 80

Les Missiaux - Tel. +33 (0) 86 22 25 18


L’Estaminet - Tel. +33 (0) 386 293 342


In Tannay, you will find a greengrocery, a bakery, two butcher shops, a hairdresser as well as a chemist, a doctor and a post office.

Supermarket Marche U: 8.30 am – 7.30 pm Open every day except on Sunday afternoon


Fishing season is open on 11th March. A license is necessary. You can buy it at the Marche U for 32€/week.

Local market


Tourist Info

Rue de Bèze

58190 Tannay

Tel. +33 (0) 386 29 32 20

Opening hours

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


Le Boat Tannay
Petites Ilotes
F – 58190 Tannay


+33 (0) 3 86 29 35 52

Travel to Tannay

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


Taxi Riost (+33 (0) 386 248 605 | [email protected])

Taxi Buissonnière’ (+33 (0) 386 293 434 | [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Paris Orly Airport (OLY) 420€
  • Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) 520€
  • Clamecy Train Station 34€

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. Car transfers are bookable in advance via our sales team. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. For hire cars, you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional "unnamed" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.


Please contact the sales team for 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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Clamecy: 13 km

Tannay: 200 m

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Paris Orly: 213 km (E15)

Paris CDG: 256 km

Paris Beauvais: 315 km

Arrival at Tannay

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 UK/IRE 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 holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday. 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