To Sunday 31 May 2020
From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 May, Pontoise | France, right and left bank pontoons
All boat-spots are full but visitors can join until 15 April (also see Campanile hotel-deal).
Pontoise is a nice town in easy (road and rail) travelling distance from Paris, on the river Oise. It is the “Gate to Vexin” which is a renowned region for various gastronomic and cultural delights. It has a nice Saturday food market and a huge Auchan-supermarket for foraging.
Our rally mooring is located in the city centre right next to the Office de Tourisme although on both sides of the river. On the right bank pontoon of 96 metres we can have 1 row of barges. On the left bank pontoon of 96 metres we can have a double row of barges.
There is no water or electricity on the left bank. Therefore we would ask you to only let us know at registration if you absolutely need electricity. There are 2 bridges close by where pedestrians and cyclists can cross the river.
Make your way onto the Oise; easily accessible from the North as well as the South. Once on the Oise, head for:
-> Position: 049°02.62N , 002°05.85E
-> Reference: PK 14.7
When arriving early or staying late boats participating in the rally are expected to moor on the right bank pontoon if space available as free mooring on the left bank is limited to 48 hours (obviously our 3-day rally is an exception).
Regular mooring fees (so outside of the rally days) are:
-> 15m to 20m : 30€/day
-> 20m to 40 m : 50€/day
(incl. electricity, water, garbage disposal, black water pump, harbour showers, access to washing machines).
PARKING AND VISITING
Office de Tourisme address = Quai Bucherelle – Place de piscine, 95300 Pontoise
There are 2 one-hour-free parkings right next to the Office de Tourisme with about 20 places each.
Longer term paid parking nearby f.e. at Parking Charles de Gaulle, Place Charles de Gaulle and Parking aux Charettes, Place du Parc aux Charettes.
We have negotiated a special DBA rate of max. 69 euros per night with the local Campanile-branch (+ >2 euros tourist tax), breakfast not included, to be booked directly (not through DBA). Please make sure to mention "DBA" when booking. Address: 8 Rue Pierre de Coubertin, telephone +33 1 30 38 55 44.
The Campanile is 2,3 kms from the mooring site, about 20mins walk and 8mins by bicycle.
Boats arrive at leisure but are expected to use paying right bank mooring.
Boats are put in rally-configuration incorporating arrivals as they come (keep us posted ;-)).
18:00-19:00 Opening reception at Office de Tourisme, sponsored by them
10:00-12:00 Guided tour of the city. Meet at 09:45 on quay at Office de Tourisme (right bank).
13:00 BYO lunch in park near Office de Tourisme (right bank), free drinks at DBA bar.
15:00-17:00 boules in park near Office de Tourisme (right bank)
18:30 Dinner: traditional French "wine and cheese" evening (adapted to dietary requirements) on the Office de Tourisme rooftop overlooking the Oise.
10:00 Forum at Le Rail, brasserie at easy walking distance from the mooring site (RB).
13:00 BYO lunch in park near Office de Tourisme (right bank), free drinks at DBA-bar.
Markets: Tuesday (Place Van Gogh), Wednesday (Place du Général de Gaulle), Saturday (Rue et place de l’Hôtel de Ville)
Fuel: AAS Carburants : +33 6 70 84 89 86