About Port Cassafières

Port Cassafières is perfect for families, with the sandy beach of Portiragnes nearby and a 1hr cruise to the east await the fairgrounds, adventure golf and go-karts of Vias. A short 2hr cruise to the west will find you in Béziers, a city bursting with history, art and culture with a flight of seven locks just a little further along the canal, at Fonserranes. Then it’s onwards past a multitude of historic sites and pretty villages until you reach a junction (9hrs from Port Cassafières) – you must decide whether to travel south towards historic Narbonne, or maintain course along the Midi, past pretty Le Somail.

From Port Cassafières it is:

  • 32.5hrs (63 locks) to our base in Castelnaudary
  • 19hrs (32 locks) to our base in Trèbes (closed for the rest of 2020 but free Le Boat moorings are still available)
  • 12.5hrs (18 locks) to our base in Homps
  • 13.5hrs (22 locks) to our base in Narbonne (closed for the rest of 2020 but free Le Boat moorings are still available)

What you get on the base

Facilities

Toilets and showers will be closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding. Customers should use facilities on board their boats.

Wifi

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

Stand-up paddleboards

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm

Address

Le Boat Port Cassafières
F – 34420 Portiragnes
France

Telephone

+33 (0) 467 90 91 70

Travel to Port Cassafières

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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas.

Parking

Private parking is available for a fee

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Béziers: 9 km

Montpellier: 77 km

Carcassonne: 110 km

Toulouse: 205 km 

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

All Taxi’ (+33 (0) 683 291 127 | [email protected])

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Béziers Airport (BZR) 21€

Montpellier Airport (MPL) 145€

Cascassonne Airport (CCF) 200€

Toulouse Airport (TLS) 380€

Agde Train Station 28€

Béziers Train Station 35€

Arrival at Port Cassafières

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.

Hotels

Impérator - Béziers -Tel. +33 (0) 467 490 225

Hotel Campanile - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - Tel. +33 (0) 467 359 494 www.campanile-beziers-villeneuve-les-beziers.fr

Las Cigalas - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - +33 (0) 467 394 528 www.lascigalas.com

Le Mirador - In Portiragnes - +33 (0) 467 909 133 http://hotel-le-mirador.com

Le Guilhem - Montpellier - +33 (0) 467 529 090

De France - +33 (0) 467 922 929

Edouard VII - Montpellier - +33 (0) 467 584 213

Ibis - +33 (0) 467 640 664

La Tamarissière - Agde - +33 (0) 467 942 087

Araur - +33 (0) 467 949 777

Les Grenadines - Agde - +33 (0) 467 262 740

Saint Clair - Agde -+33 (0) 467 263 644

Alizé - Agde - +33 (0) 467 267 780

Restaurants

Le Pescadou - Tel. +33 4 67 32 54 46

Shops

The nearest supermarket to the base is situated 7km away. Opening times: 08:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 19:00

There are also many shops and 2 more supermarkets in Beziers town centre which is just 10km from the base. Shop opening times: 08:00 - 12:00 15:00 - 19:00

Hypermarket opening times: 09:00 - 20:00 

Local market

Local markets are held in 3 nearby locations: In Portiragnes village on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. On Portiragnes beach on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. In Beziers on Friday mornings.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed on the canal. A fishing permit is not required after Franquevaux which is just 4 hours cruising from the base.

Tourist Info

Rue de la République

34420 Portiragnes

Tel - 0033 (0) 467 908 431

Doc/Vet

Veterinary

M. Cotasson

36 rue Laurens Ravanel

34500

Béziers

Tel: +33 (0) 467 628 080