Port de Decize
In the past couple of years this port centrally located between important waterways and situated between two locks on the route from/to the Canal Lateral a la Loire, the river Loire and the southern end of the Canal du Nivernais has had a big make over, with a new Port de Plaisance, Hotel and Restaurant, finger moorings with water and electricity, holiday chalets (Gites) and slipway being added. The Google map was taken before these changes have taken place.
Not sure who operates the slipway but the Port de Plaisance seems a good place to start. There is a barrier across it entrance but at the time of our visit this was padlocked but the padlock was undone! As can be seen from the photos, easy road access and plenty of space to manouver the car/trailer. Also secure storage of car and trailer might be a problem, there is plenty of parking space around although further chalets and other holiday accommodation was under construction in 2014.
Website: http://www.port-decize.fr/ in English and French – Nice website with video – check it out
58300 DECIZEHarbour Master’s Office
Tel : 0033 (0)3 86 73 150 000
Mail : [email protected]Le Boat (Boat Hire Company)
Tel 0033 (0)3 86 254 664 – Fax 0033(3) 86 252 966
Mail : [email protected] – Site : www.leboat.frHotel complex (Hotel and self-catering apartments)
Tel : Tel 0033 (0)3 73 150 000
Mail :[email protected]On site Restaurant (Restaurant du Port)
Tel : 0033 (0)3 73 150 004
Mail : [email protected]