About Douelle

Douelle is our only base in the Lot region. The Medieval town of Luzech is only a couple of hours west and worth visiting for its gothic architecture and museums. Cruise eastwards and the iconic Pont Valentré in Cahors is just 3.5hours from the base and another 6.5hrs on from there lies the famous village of St Cirq-Lapopie, perched 100m high on a cliff overlooking the river. The whole of this region is easy to see in a week-long boating holiday.

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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)

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 | 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 Douelle
1180, Le Moulinat
F – 46140 Douelle


+33 (0)5 65 20 08 79

Travel to Douelle

By Train

Closest train station:

Cahors: 15km

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


Directions from North

Leave motorway exit 57 Cahors Nord/ Villeneuve sur Lot and continue for 10 km. At the MacDonald’s roundabout turn right in the direction of Villeneuve sur Lot. Take the D 911 for 5 kms. At the Mercués traffic lights, turn left in the direction of Douelle. Our base is 4 km from here.



Pre-bookable enclosed secured parking onsite and open parking onsite.

Car rental 

Cahors : Avis: +33 (0)5 65 30 13 10 (11 km) 

By Air

Closest airports:

  • Brive-la-Gaillarde: 102 km (A20/D12 or D6)
  • Bergerac: 107 km (E70/E9)
  • Toulouse: 125 km (E9)
  • Bordeaux: 232 km (E70/E9)
  • Nîmes: 412 km (D999)

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


Taxi Baptiste’ (+33 (0) 674 886 208)

CB3C : +33 (0) 674 981 676

Alex taxi : +33 (0) 603 021 978

Montat'xi’ (+33 (0) 676 600 884)


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Bergerac Airport (EGC) 200€
  • Toulouse Airport (TLS) 220€
  • Bordeaux Airport (BOD) 400€
  • Cahors Train Station 30€

Arrival at Douelle

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. 



La Chartreuse - +33 (0) 565 351 737

Inter Hotel De France - +33 (0) 565 351 676

Terminus - +33 (0) 565 352 450



L’Auberge du Vieux Douelle – +33 (0) 565 200 203

La Marine – +33 (0) 565 200 206

Chez Marie – +33(0) 581 704 710

Château De Mercuès – +33 (0) 565 200 001

Le Clos Grand – +33 (0) 565 350 439

La Chartreuse – +33 (0) 565 351 737



You will find a grocery shop, restaurants, a post office, bakery and vineyards in Douelle. Another supermarket can be found in Cahors (10 min car from the base). General opening hours: 8am - 1pm and 2pm - 7.30pm 

Local market

Wednesday and Saturday morning at Cahors.

Tourist Info

Place F. Mitterrand,



+33 (0) 565 532 065

Electric car charging points

D8, 46140 Douelle, France (accross the bridge, 450 meters from the base)