Great new video of Treguier by boat 2016 www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7oip…
Message from Ken – Just visited Treguier for a couple of nights. Very helpful staff in the Capitainerie, but the water connections have changed since last year. Perhaps you know already.
The water connections are on the same post as the electricity and offer the female connection only. You therefore need a MALE connector to get water. There is no tap so the water is ON as soon as you plug in. Water pressure was pretty low and we needed nearly an hour to fill our water tank of 200 litres.
Latest news 2015
The main news is that over the winter they were re-aligning the pontoons. The visitors pontoon remains in the same place but the remaining pontoons will be moved towards the bridge creating more space between the pontoons particularly inside the visitors pontoon. This work has been completed and is a great improvement with a lot more room between the pontoons. Very helpful when manouvering when the tide is running.
Treguier is a very pretty town, up the lovely river River Jaudy and 5nm from La Corne lighthouse. Always arrive at slack tide which is near high or low water. It has a deep water harbour with a channel dredged to 2m. Speed limits are 5 knots in the channel and 3 knots in the harbour. 310 berths with 70 for visitors. Visitors berths are at the end of the first 3 pontoons on arrival (E, D and C). Max length is 12m with 3 moorings for longer boats. A new pontoon has been added to the end of “E” for bigger and heavier boats.
Only moor here on slack tide. It is best to arrive half an hour before high tide. A strong current flows through the pontoons at a slight angle and there have been many accidents. Also use lots of ropes, springs and fenders.
Arrival (message from Port de Plaisance brochure) On arrival in high season wait near the end of the first pontoon (E) for the berthing master’s boat will welcome you and guide you to your berth, which is governed by the tide and current. Contact the harbourmaster in advance on VHF channel 9. During spring tides, beware of the very strong current in the marina, always berth facing the current. We advise against leaving at half tide. Follow the advice of the harbour master.
Speedbird advice “Take care with these type of river marinas as the tides run very fast, 9 knots or more at times so it is very hard if not impossible to moor a boat at any other time than slack water unless you wish to do some serious damage. There is a waiting pontoon North of the “marina” which is useful. When moored you will see the speed of the tide running past and even sometimes can read it on the boats log. Before departing take a look at the outdrives to ensure that no logs have got lodged around the stern, it is amazing what comes down (or up) the river.”
Normally we would suggest mooring on Pontoon E on the North side, however, in our motor boat with the bow to the North, it was very noisy at night when the tide was coming in. It was a big spring tide and the wind was north and the chop made a lot of noise against the chines of the boat (may be OK in a yacht). Mooring on the South side of the pontoon may reduce the noise, some of the tide and some of the debris.
Port Web Site – www.port-treguier.com/
Contact details Tel/Fax 00 33 2 96 92 42 37
Portable : 06 72 70 70 20
VHF channel 9
e-mail portplaisance.treguier (at) wanadoo.fr (substitute at with @)
JJ Furet – very helpful Treguier marina harbour master and speaks good English.
Facilities are good. Showers are now free and included in the price. You have to pull a chain to make the shower work which is a pain, especially as it only keeps going after you have left go of the chain for 5 secs in some showers and no seconds for other. For the loos, you have to press the button very hard to make them flush.
The facilities, toilets and showers in the left of the angular buildings, capitainerie up the spiral stairs, bar on the right – all the essentials
There is a computer in the entrance to the facilities with the weather forecast (it was not working in August 2013). The computer gives full free access to the web not just to a weather forecast. You can even look up the digimap web site for your next marina!
Free wifi and coverage is good, even at the end of Pontoon E. One code can do multiple devices which is much better than some other marinas where it is per device.
The route in to Treguier is fine provided you do your research. The Grand Chanel is the easiest at all tides but does mean a longer journey for boats approaching from the East or North. There is a north channel but goes over a reef of rocks. The East channel looks fine but beware of 1.6m rocks etc at low water.
Once inside the channel, it is very well marked but you must ensure you keep the coloured buoys on the correct side. There is a green buoy after La Corne which looks too far East but is correct. The latest charts on our chart plotter seemed to be very accurate (Navionics) when we went through on a 0m tide!
One of the last red buoys is the showllowest point (1m on a 0m tide). It is deaper towards the shore away from the buoy. There is a 2m channel dredged from the holding pontoon to Pontoon E.
If you leave around half tide going up, motor boats will have a good following tide all the way back to Guernsey.
Treguier Tourist Office has moved and is now in the same buiding as the marina office. Very convenient.
Guide du Port
There are 3 garages where you can hire a car. The marina kindly called the Renault garage. The man does not do the paperwork at the marina office, he comes and collect you and you drive 2 miles to the garage. He then drops you off afterwards. On a Saturday you have to drop it off at 7pm. Beware, on dropping it off he asked how many miles I had done as it appears there is additional charges for over 100km. I was not informed of this when I collected it. The major hire car companies are in Lannion.
If you take the road by the old Tourist Information office – there is one half way up the one way street. Within walking distance of the marina. Otherwise 3 or 4 tasty places in the town centre.
Kastell Dinec’h Route de Treguier/Lannion Tel 2 96 92 49 39. Exceptionally good restaurant using nouvelle cuisine but GOOD! MUST telephone and also get a taxi as only two tables for non-residents. MY FAVOURITE PLACE ON THIS COAST. Worth any effort to get a table – at a price.
*** are based on value for money, good service and cuisine – with thanks to ©Stan Cleal
St. Bernard near the quay. Tel : 2 96 92 20 77. Husband and wife business with small interior of dry stone walls and interesting armament decor. Good charcoal grill with oysters, gambas and trout.
Update August 2011 – The armament decor has now gone & has been replaced with winter holiday pictures! We ate off a Euro 13.80 3 course set Menu, with choices, which whilst in no way exceptional was fully satisfying. Phil 2011
L’Estuaire Tel 2 96 92 30 25. Overlooking the River Jaudy so good location. 2010 comment from Charles – very good meal and service, is very popular and gets full so best to book. Another comment from 2010. Very pleasant but nothing special. Limited menu. hotel-estuaire-treguier at wanadoo.fr
August 2011 update – Possibly the bargain quality meal of the trip. Ate off a Euro 13.0 (thirteen!) 3 course, no choice, set Menu which was excellent value for money and the chef’s skill was evident. Booking essential & well worth trying for a window table on the first floor. Phil 2011
August 2013 – excellent meal. Set 3 course menu of Euro20 (other menus available). Asked if we could have a small Moules Mariniere instead of normal starters and they were happy to oblige.
Le Canotier Tel 00 33 2 96 92 41 70 near the Cathedral and Fish Market 5, Rue Ernest Renan. Ownership since 1996 – Kathy from N.Z. and her French husband, the chef. Edward says – 2010 It’s on the little street that leads off the main square, bottom left, at the (altar) end of the cathedral. Good food and good value.
Le Ponton Tel: 02 96 92 36 02. – It was open in the evening (Auguest 2013)
Creperie La Dinette – Tel 02 96 92 93 22 Fine for a snack. Near the marina
Closest hotel to the Marina is the Hotel Aigue Marine
The L’Estuaire also has rooms although I am told it is 1 star (shared bathroom). Tara B&B is quite convenient to the marina
Wednesday Market on Wednesdays, guided visits in the city, festive Wednesdays at night with music and dances, classical music in summer and Saint Yves’ procession in May.