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Lattes

Camargue (Penichette)

As well as the medieval towns, cathar villages, castles and monasteries that you pass, you should appreciate that the canal itself and its engineering works constitute an equally valuable work of art. The Canal du Midi, from Toulouse to the Etang de Thau , has been listed in its entirety as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a testimony to the genius of its builder Pierre-Paul Riquet who described it to Vauban as "The noblest work of its type ever undertaken".

Locaboat Lattes base
Port Ariane
F-34970 Lattes

Starting out formalities
departure days between 2 and 6 pm.

Boarding
as soon as the boat is ready.

Travel information

By motorway:
A9 - E15 - E80 exit Palavas-les-Flots (3 km - D986 ), Exit Lattes and then follow “Capitainerie”
Michelin map n° 83, www.viamichelin.com
I.G.N. map n° 114, www.ign.fr
Green guide Michelin Gorges du Tarn

By rail:
TGV  train station Montpellier (5 km) | From the train station: tramway no. 3 to the centre of Lattes. From there it is only 10 minutes on foot to Port Ariane (direction " Carrefour Market", then pedestrian path through the tunnel) 

Bus:
from Montpellier station, tramway to Port Marianne, then bus n°18 to Port Ariane

By air:
Montpellier-Méditérannée airport (6 km), www.montpellier.aeroport.fr

Parking
enclosed, not guarded, € 35/week
public parking not enclosed, not guarded : (free)

Car hire
Avis: Montpellier airport (5 km) tel .: 04 67 20 14 95, www.avis.com
Europcar : Montpellier (7 km) tel .: 04 67 42 14 70, www.europcar.com
Hertz: Montpellier airport (5 km) tel .: 04 67 20 04 64, www.hertz.com

Hotels
Mas du Couran tel .: 04 67 65 57 57 - Fax : 04 67 65 37 56
Le Lodge, Allée de la Calade , 4 rte de Palavas , 34970 lattes, Tel 0467061020 Fax 0467929738 email info@lelodge.fr

Bed and breakfast
Domaine Mas du Cheval, Av. de L'Agau - CD 58 - 34970 Lattes
phone 0467151328 mobile phone 0662370811 email contact@masducheval.com
Booking office tel .: 04 67 67 62 62 - Fax : 04 67 67 71 69

Restaurants
Bistrot d’Ariane tel .: 04 67 20 01 27
La Bonne Bouille (Port Ariane ) tel .: 04 67 15 30 61
L’Olivier (Montpellier 7 km) tel .: 04 67 92 86 28 * Michelin
Le Jardin des Sens (7 km) tel .: 04 99 58 38 38 *** Michelin

Banks
at Lattes, closed Sunday and Monday.

Post office
at Lattes, closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Shops
at Lattes, closed Sunday afternoon.
Grocery and Baker at the base.

Markets
At Lattes Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
At Mas de Saporta (3 km) Farmer’s market, Tuesday & Friday, 6-10pm (July&August).

Taxis
Taxi Lorrai tel .: 04 67 22 00 77

Tourist office
at Lattes tel .: 04 67 22 52 91 - Fax : 04 67 22 52 91, www.lattes34.com

Locks
On the Lez and Canal du Rhône à Sète , the few locks are automatic. Important notice: the lift bridge at Frontignan is opened only for a few minutes twice a day (8.30am and 4pm ). The Étang de Thau cannnot be crossed when the wind force is above 3 beauforts . There are lock keepers on the Canal du Midi, the locks are automatic. They are also automatic on the Canal de la Robine , however without employees. HS: 9-12h30am , 1.30-7pm / LS : until 6pm . Closed on the 1st of May.

Locally
WC and shower (extra fee) according to the opening hours of the base, phone box, picnic area.

Gastronomic specialities
gardianne , rouille , tellines , bourride , loups grillés , Bouzigues oysters,…

Local wines
Red and white wines of Languedoc, Coteaux du Languedoc, Faugères , Picpoul ,vin des sables,Muscat de St-Jean de Minervois ,…

Fishing
From the Bassin de Thau in Franqueveau (on the Rhône-Sète Canal a fishing licence is not obligatory), after Franqueveau , fishing licence required (on sale in St Gilles or Beaucaire ).
Carp, pike, zander , eel.

To see
Old Montpellier, Promenade du Peyrou , Musée Fabre , Quartier Antigone , Hôtel de Varenne , Musée archéologique Henri Prades…