About St. Gilles

It’s worth cruising 3hrs north of St. Gilles to visit Tarascan, rich in history and home to one of the most beautiful fortresses in Europe. The main attractions of the Camargue lay to the south of the base. The walled city of Aigues-Mortes (3hrs south of St. Gilles) is not to be missed, as well as the plethora of lively beach resorts, Gardian cowboy ranches and opportunities to see the famous pink flamingos and white Camargue horses. We’d also recommend a trip to Nîmes from St. Gilles (23km by road). It has a Roman arena and a walking tour of the city is an excellent way to absorb its fascinating history.

From St. Gilles it is:

  • 17hrs (2 locks) to our base in Port Cassafières

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What you get on the base


  • Toilets and showers
  • Wifi
  • Fridge

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 'Holiday 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, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm | 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 Saint-Gilles
Halte Nautique
F – 30800 Saint-Gilles


+33 (0)4 66 87 22 66

Travel to St. Gilles

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Nîmes: 20 km

Arles: 20 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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


  • From Paris: Take the A6 to Lyon, then A7 and A9 towards Nîmes, exit in Nîmes-Est. Continue on D6086, go through Margueritte to arrive on the D135, go through Caissargues and continue on D42 to enter St.Gilles. 
  • From Marseille: Take the A55 towards Fos-sur-Mer and the A7 towards Marignane. Then, take the A54 and continue onto N113 until you reach Arles. Follow the N572 until you get to St.Gilles.
  • From Montpellier: Take the A9 towards Nîmes and take Gallargues exit. Take the D6313 and go through Aimargues. Take the D6572, go through Vauvert and continue on the same road until St.Gilles. 

Car rental 

Car rental available in Nîmes Airport (15 km) Hertz or Sixt


Secured uncovered parking onsite. (Pre-bookable)

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Nimes – Arles: 15 km

Montpellier: 57 km

Avignon: 58 km

Marseille: 95 km

By Sea

Closest port(s):

  • Santander (827km)

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


Taxi Lupi’ (+33 (0) 699 478 269| [email protected]). 


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Nîmes-Arles Airport (FNI) 32€
  • Montpellier Airport (MPL) 110€
  • Avignon Airport (AVN) 119€
  • Marsaille Airport (MRS) 153€
  • Nîmes Train Station 44€
  • Arles Train Station 44€

Arrival at St. Gilles

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.


Du Cours Tel: +33 (0) 4 66 87 31 93

Les Cabanettes Tel: +33 (0) 4 66 87 31 53

Heraclee Tel: +33 (0) 4 66 87 44 10 



Le Clément IV Tel: +33 (0) 466 870 066

L’atelier des halles  +33(0)466 081 940 


You can find all shops and services in St. Gilles – a 5-10 minute walk from the base


A fishing license is required for all channels (Midi, Camargue and Robine). The permit can be purchased at fishing tackle shops in villages near all bases. The only place where a fishing license is not required is the Etang de Thau being located in the maritime regulatory zone.

Local Market

The market is open on Thursday and Sunday mornings.

Tourist Info

1 Place Frédéric Mistral,

30800 St. Gilles,

Tel: +33 (0) 466 87 33 75

Electric car charging points

Parking Rue Rivet 30800 St-Gilles. Max power: 18kva/kW (500 meters from the base)