About Fontenoy-le-Château

This base allows you to escape from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of central France. The delightful town of Épinal is not far to the north-east, although the many locks will mean it will take you a tiring week to get there and back – so we’d recommend a day trip by taxi or bike instead. To the south, the canal is lined with quiet and sleepy villages, punctuated by the relative bustle of Gray (20.5hrs from Fontenoy-le- Château) and historic Auxonne (7.5 hrs after that).

From Fontenoy-le-Château it is:

  • 32hrs (32 locks) to our base in St. Jean-de-Losne
  • 49hrs (38 locks) to our base in Branges 

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What you get on the base


Toilets and showers - available when the base is open


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

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed | 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 Fontenoy-le-Château
Port de Plaisance
F - 88240 Fontenoy-le-Château


+33 (0) 329 30 43 98

Travel to Fontenoy-le-Château

By Train

Clostest train station(s):

  • Epinal: 40 km
  • Vesoul: 48 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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas


Uncovered public parking at the base or secured (pre-bookable) parking offsite (1 km from the base). 

By Air

Closest airport(s):

  • Basel/Mulhouse: 165 km(E54/E23)
  • Dijon: 167 km (E21)

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

Taxi Sylvie Diche’ (+33 (0) 681 708 207 or +33 (0) 329 362 513 | [email protected])

Taxis d'Epinal’ (+33 (0) 329 823 232).


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Basel/Mulhouse Airport (BSL) 320€
  • Dijon Airport (DIJ) 295€
  • Epinal Train Station 75€
  • Vesoul Train Station 100€

Arrival at Fontenoy-le-Château

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.


 Auberge Du Coney Hautmougey - Tel. +33 (0) 329 304 187. 


Auberge De La Vigotte - Tel. +33 (0) 329 24 01 82 

Le Moulin Cotant - Tel. +33 (0) 3 29 36 29 29 

Auberge Le Fontenois - Tel. +33(0) 3 84 68 96 27 


In the centre of Fontenoy-le-Château you will find a supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, news agents, bars and restaurants.

Market Days

Market day is held every Tuesday morning

Tourist Info

Place des Bains Romains,

88 240 Bains-Les-Bains

Tél – 0033 (0) 329 36 31 75




Electric car charging points

In the village, on the parking in front of the restaurant: Le Moulin Cotant. (2 min)