Direction
 

Locaboat Holidays
Le Port
Dompierre-sur-Besbre, FR 03290
 
  dompierre@locaboat.com
T: + 33 (0) 4 70 48 27 27
F: + 33 (0) 4 70 48 27 28
G: N 46°31’18.04 E 03°41’16.31

Starting out formalities & boarding
Starting out formalities:
departure days between 2 and 6 pm.
Boarding :
As soon as the boat is ready.
On site:
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base.

How to get to the base
Access:

 

Parking:

  • covered car park, not guarded, € 49/ week.

 

Car hire:

  • Avis (Moulins, 37 km) tel.: 04 70 46 58 24
  • Europcar (Moulins, 37 km) tel.: 04 70 46 60 66
  • Hertz (Avallon, 43 km) tel.: 04 70 44 38 92

 

Taxi :

  • Taxi Duroutoy André tel.: 04 70 43 89 34
  • Taxi Charmet tel.: 04 70 47 04 79
  • Taxi Christine tel.: 06 85 75 63 14

 

Hotels, restaurants and shopping facilities on site
Hotels :

 

Restaurants :

 

Shops :

  • at Dompierre closed on Sunday afternoons
Markets :

  • at Dompierre on Saturday mornings.

Touristic Information
Gastronomic specialities:
Pâté with potatoes, ‘pompe aux grattons’ (a special salted cake), andouillette from Saint-Pourçain
Local drinks:
White, rosé and red wines of Saint-Pourçain;waters from Saint-Yorre and Vichy-Célestin.
To see :

Fishing :fishing licence obligatory: on sale at Euro pêche, grande rue, Dompierre, open 8.30-12.30 am and 2-7.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday, tel.: 04 70 34 81 45.
Pike, zander, carp, perch, roach
Tourist office :

 

Information on the waterways
Waterways :
The Canal de Roanne à Digoin is open daily from 9am to 12pm and from 1 to 6pm, except for the 1st November. 

The locks on the Canal latéral à la Loire and Canal du Nivernais are open daily from 9am to 12pm and from 1 to 7pm. Most of them are manual with lock keepers. Closed on the 1st Mayand 14th July, on 1st November only on the Canal latéral à la Loire.

On the Nivernais, the boats are accompanied by a lock keeper for several locks (from March to June and in September and October). In July and August, there is a lock keeper at each lock.