Canal du Midi (LBO)
Base manager Nick Fielden welcomes you to Narbonne. Situated on the Canal de la Robine, Narbonne is a perfect place to start your cruising holiday in the Langudeoc. With blue skies above and warm sunshine on your face, you’ll soon discover why this part of France is at its most attractive from the waterside...
Le Boat Narbonne base
7, Quai d’Alsace
F - 11100 Narbonne
Base opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:30
If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.
Hotels and restaurants
Du Languedoc - 0033 (0) 468 651 474
D'Occitanie - 0033 (0) 468 654 760
La Residence - 0033 (0) 468 321 941
Corail - 0033 (0) 468 490 433
Les Floriales - 0033 (0) 468 903 535
Will's Hotel - 0033 (0) 468 904 450
L'Estagnol - 0033 (0) 468 650 927
Le Petit Comptoir - 0033 (0) 468 423 035
En Face - 0033 (0) 468 751 617
L'Asia - 0033 (0) 468 323 660
Pizzeria i Tifosi - 0033 (0) 468 424 100
Outside parking on the street - free of charge
Garage parking - 42€ per week
Marche U is a 5 minute walk from the base which is open from 7am - 8pm everyday and in the mornings on Sundays.
An excellent undercover market is held in the town centre every morning throughout the year between 08:30 - 12:30
Fishing is allowed on the canal throughout the season and a license is needed. It is possible to purchase a holiday license from June to September and can be brought from a shop close to the base.
5 minutes from the base
Tel - 0033 (0) 468 651 560
Fax - 0033 (0) 468 655 912
SCP CONVERS Bernard
LE BAS Jacques 32 Quai Vallière
0033 (0) 468 322 430
0033 (0) 468 906 426
2km from the base
From motorway exit NARBONNE EST
Follow the direction GARE. When you arrive opposite the railway station turn left, follow along until the canal and turn right just before going over it onto Quai d’Alsace. The office is 200m further on, on the right just after the footbridge.
From motorway exit NARBONNE SUD
Follow the direction CENTRE VILLE. When you are in the center at the roundabout with a fountain, turn left towards BEZIERS, follow along until you go past the new Mediathèque and the old concrete building then turn left following the sign for QUAI D’ALSACE. Go straight on for 300m and turn right just before going over the canal. The office is 200 m further on the right just after the footbridge.
From Calais take A26 Auto route to Reims, then A4 to Chalon sur Marne, then A26 to Troyes, then A5 to Langres, then A31 to Beaune, then A6 to Lyon, then A7 to Orange then A9 to Narbonne. Leave Autoroute at junction Narbonne Est. Head for ‘Centre Ville’ and ‘Gare’ (railway station). Opposite the station turn left, follow along 300mtrs and turn right just before crossing the canal (Quai d’Alsace is signposted) Go straight on under Railway Bridge onto quai d’Alsace. Connoisseur is on your right. Road distance approximately 1100 kms 11hrs.
Take A6 to Lyon, then A7 to Orange, then A9 to Narbonne. Leave Auto route at junction Narbonne Est. Head for ‘Centre Ville ‘ and ‘Gare’ (railway station). Opposite the station turn left, follow along 300mtrs and turn right just before crossing the canal (Quai d’Alsace is signposted) Go straight on under Railway Bridge onto quai D’Alsace. Connoisseur is on your right.
Beziers - 45km
Carcassonne - 65km
Montpellier - 100km
Toulouse - 150km
From Toulouse airport there is a shuttle to the station which departs every 20 minutes from 07:35 – 00:15 (Monday to Saturday) and from 09:15 to 00:15 (Sundays and bank holidays). It costs approx 4 euros each way. From the town centre to the airport it departs every 20 minutes from 05:00 to 19:40.
Narbonne - few minutes from base
Avis - 0033 (0) 468 324 336
Budget - 0033 (0) 468 907 464
Europcar - 0033 (0) 468 323 454
Narbonne - a taxi ride from base
Hertz - 0033 (0) 468 424 392
Citer - 0033 (0) 468 423 159
Narbonne - 1.5km