Details for Blanquart's Marina

Blanquart's Marina

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Average rating 4.6 stars from 5 reviews

Address Quai du canal
Saint Usage 21170

Phone(33) 03 80 29 11 06

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Owner David Blanquart speaks French, English and German. Office Manager Nathalie Beaudot speaks French and English.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

David Blanquart



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


From the Saone River enter the approach to the first lock on the Canal de Bourgogne #76. Before the lock turn to the starboard, pass under the bridge, and enter the large basin (Gare D'eau). The marina is the first docks on the port side.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: 10 Euros per night (2011).


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 220V

Pricing info: Included in dockage.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included in the dockage fee.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: There is a fueling dock at the Junction of the Saone River and Canal de Bourgogne. Also fuel available at the Intermarche supermarche.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Yes - Both Casino and Intermarche have propane.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out






Yes - Fee for a shower.


Yes - Very clean.


Yes - 5 Euros to wash and 5 Euros to dry.


Yes - Lidl, Intermarche, and Casino are all reasonablly close.


Yes - Marine store on site. Bricomarche nearby, also building supply store.


Yes - A number in St. Jean de Losne.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Blanquart's has an extensive repair shop plus specialists in various marine areas.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - It is reported that the signal out on the docks is not good enough to stream well, but you can do emails and web pages with no problems.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Very long walk to the SNCF gare in St. Jean de Losne. Plan on 15 to 20 minutes. From there is 13.20 euros round trip to Dijon for a visit or shopping, and of course, from Dijon to the rest of the world.

Other services


Reviews for Blanquart's Marina
Excellent home base, 2014-06-21
Captain: , Fort Collins, CO (492)

Helpful, friendly staff. Sometimes a little overburdened when it gets busy, but just smile and be patient. They do good work at reasonable prices and offer good advice. Store has good supply of boat needs and charts. Wifi is pretty spotty, and only one computer per boat will be set up by office.
Unfortunately, the VNF office in St Jean has closed. Get vignette online.
Easy train to Dijon ( 5 Euros for seniors, 1/2 hour) or bus ( 1.5 Euros, 1 hour +). Dijon has major shopping and tourist attractions, including medieval center. Many small restaurants on the Quay at St Jean in easy walking disrtance. Grocery an easy walk and bigger one and hardware about the sme distance in St Usage. Tourist office in town is very helpful and aides speak English. Many English speakers at the marina (Kiwi, Aussie, Brit, a few US). A number of British ex-pats live here full time and are helpful.
Blessing of the boats Festival in June. A few other functions from time to time. Easy access to Soanne, Petite Soanne or Burgandy Canal and all waterway connections.

Staff not as friendly or helpful as other reviewers stated., 2014-05-23
Captain: , Decize, France (1509)

Notwithstanding their friend Elaine's first review, we found the repair service and any help on maintenance completely lacking. They were supposedly very busy, but too busy to even talk to customers? Now that's too busy, but actually costs business in the long run.
They had no problem taking money for the berth and items in the chandlery, but hey, it takes 10 seconds to say, sorry, we're too busy to repair your boat.
On the positive side, pretty good chandlery for the middle of France, no Defender or West Marine, and sorely lacking in any major repair parts, but they are willing to let you use their address to order parts delivered to you at your boat from the online chandelries and

Blanquart Marina, 2014-02-19
Captain: , pompano beach, FL and elburg, NL (41)

Spent 3 happy years with this marina as our base. Great vantage point for visiting Burgundy and Alsace. Safely left our boat there when we returned to the States during the summer and winter. In addition to winterizing our boat every year they performed a number of maintenance/repair tasks. Competent, professional, and trustworthy. In 2006 we left and headed down the Saone/Rhone to the Med.

Blanquart's, 2013-06-30
Captain: , Ft. Myers, FL (2901)

Good services and nice docking. Walking distance to town and services. Good repair work and fair pricing

Blanquart's Marina, 2012-03-13
Captain: , St. Jean de Losne, France - home Guelph,ON, Canada (7946)

This is a family run marina and repair facility. Very friendly both staff and other boaters in the marina.
Excellent work at reasonable prices with staff all long term employees.
Easy access from Canal de Bourgogne and the Saone River.
Marina is actually located in Saint Usage but most refer to the location as Saint Jean de Losne
Town is very pleasant and picturesque along the Soane River, there is an excellent book exchange for English readers at the Marina Museum in the town (Wed & Saturday mornings).
Very good shopping for provisioning.
There is a VNF office in town.
Excellent train connections

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