About Port Cassafières

Port Cassafières is perfect for families, with the sandy beach of Portiragnes nearby and a 1hr cruise to the east await the fairgrounds, adventure golf and go-karts of Vias. A short 2hr cruise to the west will find you in Béziers, a city bursting with history, art and culture with a flight of seven locks just a little further along the canal, at Fonserranes. Then it’s onwards past a multitude of historic sites and pretty villages until you reach a junction (9hrs from Port Cassafières) – you must decide whether to travel south towards historic Narbonne, or maintain course along the Midi, past pretty Le Somail.

From Port Cassafières it is:

  • 32.5hrs (63 locks) to our base in Castelnaudary
  • 19hrs (32 locks) to our base in Trèbes
  • 12.5hrs (18 locks) to our base in Homps
  • 13.5hrs (22 locks) to our base in Narbonne

What you get on the base

Facilities

Showers

Toilets

Wifi

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 'Planning your adventure' 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

Stand-up paddleboards

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.

Hotels

Impérator - Béziers -Tel. +33 (0) 467 490 225

Hotel Campanile - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - Tel. +33 (0) 467 359 494 www.campanile-beziers-villeneuve-les-beziers.fr

Las Cigalas - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - +33 (0) 467 394 528 www.lascigalas.com

Le Mirador - In Portiragnes - +33 (0) 467 909 133 http://hotel-le-mirador.com

Le Guilhem - Montpellier - +33 (0) 467 529 090

De France - +33 (0) 467 922 929

Edouard VII - Montpellier - +33 (0) 467 584 213

Ibis - +33 (0) 467 640 664

La Tamarissière - Agde - +33 (0) 467 942 087

Araur - +33 (0) 467 949 777

Les Grenadines - Agde - +33 (0) 467 262 740

Saint Clair - Agde -+33 (0) 467 263 644

Alizé - Agde - +33 (0) 467 267 780

Restaurants

Le Pescadou - Tel. +33 4 67 32 54 46

Shops

The nearest supermarket to the base is situated 7km away. Opening times: 08:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 19:00

There are also many shops and 2 more supermarkets in Beziers town centre which is just 10km from the base. Shop opening times: 08:00 - 12:00 15:00 - 19:00

Hypermarket opening times: 09:00 - 20:00 

Local market

Local markets are held in 3 nearby locations: In Portiragnes village on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. On Portiragnes beach on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. In Beziers on Friday mornings.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed on the canal. A fishing permit is not required after Franquevaux which is just 4 hours cruising from the base.

Tourist Info

Rue de la République

34420 Portiragnes

Tel - 0033 (0) 467 908 431

Doc/Vet

Veterinary

M. Cotasson

36 rue Laurens Ravanel

34500

Béziers

Tel: +33 (0) 467 628 080

Opening hours

Mon, Fri, Sat 8:30am - 6pm Tue - Thu 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 6pm Sun 8:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Address

Le Boat Port Cassafières
F – 34420 Portiragnes
France

Telephone

+33 (0) 467 90 91 70

Travel to Port Cassafières

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

All Taxi’ (+33 (0) 683 291 127 | [email protected])

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Béziers Airport (BZR) 21€

Montpellier Airport (MPL) 145€

Cascassonne Airport (CCF) 200€

Toulouse Airport (TLS) 380€

Agde Train Station 28€

Béziers Train Station 35€

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.

 

Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Car transfers are bookable in advance via our sales team. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. For hire cars, you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional "unnamed" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.

 

Please contact the sales team for prices.

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.

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Béziers: 9 km

Montpellier: 77 km

Carcassonne: 110 km

Toulouse: 205 km 

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Agde: 15 km

Béziers: 17 km

Arrival at Port Cassafières

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK/IRE sales team. 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 for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your holiday as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info