About Carcassonne (Trèbes)

The iconic Cathar stronghold of Carcassonne is a 3hr cruise, and only a 15minute drive (8km) west, from our Carcassonne (Trèbes) base. This makes for the perfect start or finish to you boating adventure, and the short distance  by car means you can save cruising time if you'd rather.  Before or after you visit this ‘must-see’ attraction, we recommend you navigate to the east of our base into the very heart of the Canal du Midi. The vineyards and wine cellars at Ventenac & Paraza are an 8hr cruise away and the pretty village of Le Somail is not long after that. Carcassonne (Trèbes) is also a good start or end base if you have kids - a 5km taxi ride away is Lake Cavayère, home to a host of outdoor fun and activities.

From Carcassonne (Trèbes) it is:

  • 3hrs (7 locks) to the public moorings in Carcassonne
  • 13 hrs (31 locks) to our base in Castelnaudary
  • 6.5hrs (14 locks) to our base in Homps
  • 19hrs (32 locks) to our base in Port Cassafières

View our Trèbes base on Google Maps

What you get on the base





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 'Vacation 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

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Le Boat Trèbes
Port de Plaisance, Route de Béziers
F – 11800 Trèbes


+33 (0) 430 358 078

Travel to Carcassonne (Trèbes)

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Carcassonne: 15 km

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

Car rental  

  • Rent a car: 58 Av. Franklin Roosevelt, 11000 Carcassonne (9 km) 
  • ADA: St Jean de l'Arnouze, Rue Claude Chappe, 11000 Carcassonne (13 km) 


From Calais: Take A26 Reims/Troyes. Then A5 direction Langres. Then A31 direction Beaune (passing Dijon). Once at Beaune take A6 direction Lyon. Then at Lyon take A7 Orange (passing Valance). At Orange take A9 through to Narbonne (passing Nimes and Montpellier). At Narbonne take A61 direction Carcassonne. Take exit 24 on A61. Then take N113 into Trebes. Follow signs for Trebes centre. Cross the River Aude, continue to canal bridge and then cross canal. You will then find Le Boat 200m on your right. Road distance approximately 1205 kms 12 hrs.


From Paris: Take N20 all the way to Toulouse. Then join A61 direction Carcassonne. Exit at Carcassonne East and follow signs for Trebes centre. Cross the River Aude, continue to canal bridge and then cross canal. You will then find Le Boat 200m on your right. Road distance approximately 800 kms 8 hrs. 



Pre-bookable secured parking offsite (300 meters from the base) or public unsecured parking near the base.”

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Carcassonne: 15 km (via D6113)

Toulouse: 112 km (via A61)

Montpellier: 153 km

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


GIL TAXI TREBES: +33 (0)6 25 80 28 81


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Carcasonne Airport (CCF) 36€

Toulouse Airport (TLS) 208€

Montpellier Airport (MPL) 308€

Carcassonne Train Station 23€

Arrival at Carcassonne (Trèbes)

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 your security deposit, engine hours deposit (see compulsory costs) & any extras added at the base and are required to be paid in local currency by card. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 



Logis Hôtel La Gentilhommière – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 787 474

Château Malves – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 722 896

Hôtel Bristol – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 250 724

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 253 610

Hôtel De la Cité – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 719 871

Best Western Le Donjon – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 112 300

Holiday Inn – Toulouse – Tel. +33 (0) 561 107 070

Des Capitouls – Toulouse – Tel. +33 (0) 534 319 480

Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra – Toulouse – Tel. +33 (0) 561 218 266


Pizzeria – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 788 308

Le Mounlin de Trèbes – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 789 757

La Poissoinerie Moderne - Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 782 672

Le Comte Roger – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 119 340

Le Trois Couronnes – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 253 610

Le Donjon – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 112 300


There is a supermarket within 1km of the base. Opening hours Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 19:00, Sunday: 09:00 - 12:00

Local Market

Saturday morning, place Carnot in Carcassonne.

Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Bastide Saint-Louis in Carcassonne

Tourist Info

12 Avenue Pierre Curie,

11800 Trèbes,



Fishing is allowed, however a fishing permit is required. The permit can be obtained online at www.cartedepeche.fr. It will be valid for 2 weeks and will cost approximately €30.

Electric car charging points

Révéo, 1 rue du 1er Mai, 11800 Trèbes, France (10 meters from the base)

Le Stade, 11800 Trèbes, France (450 meters from the base)