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Locaboat Holidays
51 Rue Alain Colas
Macon, FR 71000 

  macon@locaboat.com

T: + 33 (0) 3 85 98 03 03

G: N 46°19’32.232″ E 4°50’53.2062

 

  Download the map of Macon departure base

Starting out formalities & boarding
Starting out formalities:
departure days between 2 and 6 pm: indicate your arrival time.

If you arrive later, you obligatory need to call the base to explain you how to get in.

Boarding :
As soon as the boat is ready.
On site:
WC and shower.

How to get to the base
Access:

  • From the road: A6 exit 28 or A40 exit Mâcon then follow Mâcon Centre, Port de Plaisance
  • Train station: Mâcon or Mâcon Loché train station (10km)
  • Airport: Lyon St-Exupéry (70 km)

 

Parking:

  • enclosed, not guarded: € 35/week, reservation obligatory!
  • public parking, not enclosed, not guarded: free

 

Car hire:

  • Avis (Mâcon)
    tél. : +33 (0)8 20 61 16 62
  • Hertz (Charnay les Mâcon)
    tél. : +33 (0)3 85 20 92 60
  • Europcar Mâcon
    tél: 03 85 20 14 14
  • Rent a car Mâcon
    tél: 03 85 21 13 48
  • ADA Mâcon
    tél: 03 85 33 85 25

 

Taxi :

  • Taxi Thierry
    tél: +33 (0) 6 68 15 27 67
  • Taxi Montmayeur
    tél.:+33 (0) 3 85 51 31 50

 

  • Taxi Silvant
    Tél. : +33 (0)6 07 61 67 94
  • Allô Mâcon Taxi
    Tél. : +33 (0)6 08 84 04 97
  • Radio Taxi Fréderic
    Tél. : +33 (0)6 11 48 06 88

 

Hotels, restaurants and shopping facilities on site
Markets :

Lamartine Esplanade Market – Every Saturday morning from 8AM to 1pm

Place de commerces- wednesdays

Gardon- thursdays

Touristic Information
Gastronomic specialities:
Snails, mâconnaises sausages, goat cheese, charolais beef, Bresse chicken or the mâconnais desserts
Local drinks:
Wines of Maconnais and of Beaujolais
To see :

  • Centre ville de Mâcon
  • Lamartine esplanade
  • Ursulines museum
  • Brancion castle
  • Corcelles castle
  • Couches castle
Tourist office :

 

Information on the waterways
Waterways :
Canal du Centre: most of the locks are electric. They are open daily from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1-7 pm.

Seille: The locks are manual. There is a lock keeper at the first lock, the 3 following ones must be operated by the crew. They are open from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Apart from that. locks can be used by the crew without lock keeper if they know how to use them.

Saône: Locks are open daily from 6 am to 9 pm with lock keeper. It is a legal requirement to wear life jackets in the big locks.The locks on the Canal du Centre, Seille and Saône are closed the 1st May and 1st November, on the Seille also on the 14th July.