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Argens-Minervois

Canal du Midi (Penichette)

Locaboat Argens-Minervois base
Port Occitanie - 11200 - Argens-Minervois - FR

STARTING OUT FORMALITIES
departure days from 2 to 6 pm.

Boarding
as soon as the boat is ready.

Travel information

By motorway
A61E80 , Lézignan-Corbières : 9 km ( D611 )
Michelin map n° 83, www.viamichelin.com
I.G.N. map n° 114, www.ign.fr
Green Guide Michelin Pyrénées-Roussillon

By rail
Lézignan-Corbières station (6 km),
TGV station Narbonne (23 km), www.sncf.fr

By air
Carcassonne-Salvaza airport (52 km)
Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport (89 km)
Montpellier-Méditérranée airport (122 km), www.montpellier.aeroport.fr
Toulouse-Blagnac airport (146 km), www.toulouse.aeroport.fr


Parking
undercover, not guarded, 49 € / week ; enclosed, not guarded, 35 € / week. The number of places is limited, it is imperative to reserve in advance

Car hire
Avis: Narbonne tel .: 04 68 32 43 36, www.avis.com
Europcar : Narbonne tel .: 04 68 32 34 54, www.europcar.com
Hertz: Lézignan tel .: 04 68 27 20 77, www.hertz.com


Hotels
Les Arbousiers ( Homps 8km ) tel .: 04 68 91 11 24 - Fax: 04 68 91 12 61
Le Tournedos ( Lézignan 5km ) tel .: 04 68 27 11 51- Fax: 04 68 27 67 31
Le Grand Soleil ( Lézignan 5 km) tel .: 04 68 27 01 20 - Fax: 04 68 27 10 88


Bed and breakfast
Booking office tel .: 04 68 11 40 70 - Fax : 04 68 11 40 72

Restaurants
At Homps ( 8km ) La Péniche 8 in the harbour tel .:04 68 91 24 34
at Homps ( 8km ) Les Arbousiers tel .: 04 68 91 11 24
at Lézignan ( 5km ) Le Tournedos tel .: 04 68 27 11 51
Ecluse d’Ognon ( 3km ) L’escale du Canal tel .: 04 68 91 11 05
at Argens (500 m) La Guinguette tel .: 04 68 27 05 66, an outside restaurant open in good weather from June to September


Bank
at Lézignan (5 km) closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Post office
at Lézignan (5 km) closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Shops
at Lézignan (5 km) and at Olonzac ( 5km ), closed on Sunday afternoon.
Grocery in the village of Argens .


Markets
at Lézignan (5 km) Wednesday mornings
at Olonzac (8 km) Tuesday mornings


Taxis
Azur Taxi tel .: 04 68 27 33 41

Tourist office
at Lézignan (5 km) tel .: 04 68 27 05 42, www.lecanaldumidi.com/ argens /

Locks
Most of the locks on the Canal du midi are automatic with the help of lock keepers. On the Canal de la Robine , the locks are automatic and without lock keepers. In HS, they are open from 9 to 12.30am and 1.30 to 7pm . Until 6pm in LS . Closed on the 1st of May. The étang de Thau cannot be crossed when the wind force is higher than 3 beaufort . On the Lez and Canal du Rhône à Sète , the few locks are automatic. Please note: the lift bridge at Frontignan is only opened for a few minutes twice a day (8.30am and 4pm ).

Service at the base
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base, phone box, picnic area.

Gastronomic specialities
Cassoulet de Castelnaudary , daube de sanglier , civet de chevreuil , émincé de canard, grillades au feu de bois, brochettes, coq au vin, …

Local wines
The red and white wines of Minervois , Corbières , la Clape , Fitou , Saint Chinian .

Fishing
Fishing licence obligatory: on sale at “Association de pêche d’Argens” , for the phone number please call the base
Carp, eel, roach, zander , bream, bleak, crayfish…


To see
At Argens : pool and top of the village; at Lézignan : vine and wine Museum, exhibition centre , village of Minerve and Hurepel Museum (figurine) and archeological and palaeontology Museum.