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Valence sur Baise Base Details
Cruising the Baïse, you wind your way through lush and intimate countryside. Discover from the river Gascon fortified towns, gentle hills and flowery meadows, and do some gentle angling along the way.

Towns you visit include Vianne, Lavardac and Nérac, seat of the Albret family. Looking out from the Chateau of Henri IV, the quayside with its old workshops converted into restaurants makes a marvellous view.

From the quays of Condom were shipped the precious casks of Armagnac down to Bordeaux.

See the Abbey of Flaran, a pearl of Cistercian art, before reaching the end of your cruise at Valence-sur-Baïse.

LOCKS:
Baïse and lower Lot: The locks are automatic and work with an electronic smart card (on sale at the first lock) and are open every day from 9 am to 7 pm.

Canal latéral à la Garonne: The locks are atuomatic and have to be activated by the crew members. They are open daily from 9am to 7 pm (6pm in low season). They are closed on the 1st of May.

Crossing the Garonne river is made by a pilot. Extra fees apply.

GPS :
N 43°52'49.86 E 00°22'48.27

STARTING OUT FORMALITIES :
on departure days between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

BOARDING :
as soon as the boat is ready.

ACCESS :
By Motorway :

From the West: A62 - E72 exit 6 Auguillon, then follow D8, D665 and D930 (53 km)
From the East: A62 - E72 exit 7 Agen, Auch, then follow D931 and D930 (45 km)

By Rail :
TGV Agen station (51 km)

By Air :
Agen-la-Garenne airport (47 km)
Toulouse-Blagnac airport (147 km)
Bordeaux Mérignac airport (147 km)

PARKING : covered car park, not guarded, 46 € 46 per week | Public parking (FREE)
HOTELS:
Hotel** La Ferme de Flaran tel.: 05 62 28 58 22, Fax: 05 62 28 56 89,
BED AND BREAKFAST AND GUEST HOUSE:
La Maison des Lys, Keith Swift tel.: 05 62 28 92 79 or 06 85 13 07 51
Gite de Loustal tel. / Fax: 05 62 28 97 66
RESTAURANTS :
Lucy Georges, tel.: 05 62 28 93 90
Massalet, tel.: 05 62 28 97 47
La Guinguette (Port), tel.: 05 62 28 98 45
Table d'hôtel Keith Swift, tel.: 05 62 28 92 79, mobile: 06 85 13 07 51
SHOPS:
* Condom, 8 km: closed on Sunday afternoon.
* Valence-sur-Baise: closed on Sunday afternoon and Mondays
Markets: In Valence, on Wednesdays.
TAXIS :
Taxi D'Artagnan, tel.: 05 62 28 21 69
Taxi Pierre, tel.: 06 09 30 88 06
ON SITE BASE SERVICES :
WC / shower during the opening hours of the base, washing-machine and tumble-dryer.
TOURIST OFFICE :
Tel : 05 62 28 59 19 Fax : 05 62 28 97 76
GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES :
Foie gras, magret confit, tourin à l'ail (on the place of the village, every Friday in the Summer),
Local drinks : Wines, Pousse Rapière, Armagnac (château de Cassaigne), Floc de Gascogne, Pacherenc.
FISHING :
Fishing license can be purchased at the base.
TO SEE :
The Abbey in Flaran, Monluc castle, Cassaigne castle, Buscat castle, the Armagnacs road.
 

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