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Negra

Canal du Midi (Penichette)

Locaboat Negra base

10 route de la villenouvelle
Ecluse de Negra
F-31450 Montesquieu-Lauragais

Starting out formalities
departure days from 2 to 6 pm.

Boarding
as soon as the boat is ready.

Travel information

By motorway
A61E80 exit 20 Villefranche-de-Lauragais . At the 3rd roundabout take direction Villenouvelle . At Villenouvelle 100m after the lights, take the road on the left direction “piste cyclable du canal du Midi”
Michelin map n° 82, www.viamichelin.com
I.G.N. map n° 114, www.ign.fr
Green Guide Michelin Pyrénées Roussillon

By rail
Villefranche-Lauraguais regional station (8 km)
TGV Toulouse-Matabiau station (41 km), www.sncf.fr

By plane
Toulouse-Blagnac airport (47 km), www.toulouse.aeroport.fr
Carcassonne-Salvaza airport (64 km)

Parking
Enclosed, not guarded, 35€ / week 

Car hire
Avis : Toulouse (40 km) tel.: 05 61 62 50 40, www.avis.com
Europcar : Toulouse (40 km) tel.: 05 61 73 30 50, www.europcar.com
Hertz : Toulouse (40 km) tel.: 0825 861 861, www.hertz.com

Hotels
Hôtel du Lauragais tel.: 05 61 27 00 76 Fax: 05 61 81 17 23
Hôtel de France (8 km) tel.: 05 61 81 62 17 Fax: 05 61 81 66 04
Auberge la Pradelle tel.: 05 61 81 60 72 Fax: 05 61 81 92 39

Bed and breakfast
Booking office tel.: 05 61 99 44 00 Fax: 05 61 99 44 19

Restaurants
Le Vieux Four tel.: 05 61 27 52 92
Le Vieux Pressoir (5 km) tel.: 05 61 81 97 96
La Marotte (5 km) tel.: 05 61 27 19 46
Restaurant du Lauragais(8km), tel 0561270076 fax 0561811723

Banks
at Villefranche (8 km) closed Saturday afternoons, Sunday and Monday.

Post office
at Villefranche (8 km) closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
at Montesquieu, closed on Saturdays from 11am.

Shops
at Villefranche (8 km) closed on Sunday afternoons.

Taxis
if you don´t have a vehicle it's best to take a taxi to go shopping (Villefranche:10km) as there are no shops in Negra.
Taxi up to 4 pers. Canal du Midi 06 61 76 45 48
Minibus up to 8 pers. Ophorus 0561575139 e-mail info@ophorus.com

Tourist office
at Villefranche (8 km) tel.: 05 61 27 20 94

Locks
On the Canal du Midi most of the locks are manual with lock keepers. They are open daily from 8 to 12.30am, and from 1.30pm to 6.30pm in April & September, 7pm in May, 7.30pm from June to August, 6pm in October. Closed on the Easter Sunday, 01.05, 14.07 and 11.11. There are more and more electrical locks in the area, which are open throughout the day.

Locally
WC / shower according to the opening hours of the base, picnic area.

Gastronomic specialities
Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, cake du Lauragais,…

Local drinks
near Toulouse, wines of Fronton and Gaillac,…

Fishing
fishing licence obligatory : on sale at M.Desportes, 36, rue Carnot,Villefranche Lauragais, tel.: 05 61 81 59 27, closed Monday
Carp, eel, roach, zander, bream, bleak, crayfish,…

To see
village of Montesquieu Lauragais,…