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Base Natur'O : the place to be
for water lovers, nature & relaxation,
with activities adapted to all levels

Located at the port of Épinal, on the banks of the Moselle and the Canal des Vosges, the Natur'O Base offers many activities to be enjoyed with family, friends or alone. The site is declined in three universes to suit all desires: Natur'O Vive, Natur'O Calm and Natur'O Bicycle.
What to have fun in the middle of nature, for a few hours or for a whole day!

Reception hours

Natur'O base reception : avenue de la République, Port d'Épinal - 88000 ÉPINAL

  • JULY & AUGUST | Open every day : 9h00-19h00
  • APRIL > JUNE & SEPTEMBER > OCTOBER | Open every day except Monday : 9h00-12h30 / 13h30-18h00
  • NOVEMBER > MARCH | Open from Tuesday to Saturday : 9h00-12h30 / 13h30-17h00

Conditions of access

  • The access to the leisure center is free from 14 years old. For children from 8 to 13 years old, the access is possible only with a major and a certificate on the honor that the child can swim.
  • Bring a bathing suit, a t-shirt and closed shoes. A wetsuit, available for rent, is recommended.
  • Please arrive 45 minutes before the start of the activity.

How to get there?

  • By car : 2h from Besançon, Dijon, Mulhouse, Strasbourg / 45 minutes from Nancy / 1h15 from Metz
  • By TGV : Paris 2h15
  • By bus : Imagine 1 line, Imagerie and Port stops (Monday to Saturday) / Imagine 5 line, République stop (Sunday)
  • By self-service electric bicycle: Port - Musée de l'Image station(VilVolt application required)
  • By foot : 10 minutes from downtown Épinal

The vocations of the Natur'O Base

This community sports facility aims to meet several challenges:  

  • DYNAMIZE the tourist development of the agglomeration with a fun and secure water sports facility
  • PERFORM in the discipline of canoe-kayak with a tool adapted to the support of high level and the organization of international events
  • To propose a new sport and leisure offer to the inhabitants of the territory
  • TRAIN civil security responders for interventions in flooded urban areas (partnership with the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service - SDIS)
  • SAFEGUARD the young people of the agglomeration with educational activities around water to understand the effects of a river in complete safety


Whitewater Stadium | Interview of Pascal Parmentelat, Commander of the SDIS of the Vosges
Stade d'Eaux Vives | Interview with Julien Gaspard, president of the Épinal kayak club
Stade d'Eaux Vives | Interview with Peter Laforge, VRD project manager - Acere Group
Whitewater Stadium | Interview with Laurent Jacquel, manager of the design office Jacquel & Chatillon

Le SDIS (Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours)

SDIS (Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours)

La #basenaturo est un terrain d’entraînement unique en France – ouvert toute l’année – pour les interventions en secteurs urbains inondés.

The Natur'o Base is also


  • Tarif : 7.01€ / nuit (électricité et taxe de séjour incluses)
  • Parking available all year round


Rates (electricity included) :

  • 8€ / day
  • 50€ / week
  • 210€ / month
  • 950€ for 6 months