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Argens Base Details
From our base at Argens, the Canal du Midi winds gracefully through a typically Mediterranean landscape: vines, cypresses, pine trees and a riot of flowers exude their glorious aroma whilst cicadas and crickets shrill all around. Shaded by plane trees you will journey from town to town, each with its tale to tell from an eventful history.

Carcassonne, Béziers, Narbonne and many others invite you to taste mouthwatering regional specialities and such unusual wines as Pacherenc, made from late-picked grapes. To see on the skyline the towers of Carcassonne is a heart-stopping moment, so formidable are the fortifications restored by Viollet le Duc and now granted World Heritage status by UNESCO.

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).

GPS :
N 43°14'26.49 E 02°46'06.61

STARTING OUT FORMALITIES :
Departure Days between 2 to 6pm. 

BOARDING :
as soon as the boat is ready.

ACCESS :
By Motorway :

A61 - E80 exit 25 Lézignan-Corbières, then follow D611 direction Lézignan-Corbières and Homps (9 km). After Sérame turn right to D424 direction Argens-Minervois.

By Rail :
Lézignan-Corbières station (6 km),
TGV station Narbonne (23 km)

By Air :
Carcassonne-Salvaza Airport (52 km)
Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport (89 km)
Montpellier-Méditérranée Airport (122 km)
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (146 km)

PARKING : covered car park, not guarded, € 46 per week | enclosed, not guarded, € 32 per week.
The number of covered car parks is limited, reservation by e-mail to the base necessary!
HOTELS:
Les Arbousiers (Homps 8km) Tel : 04 68 91 11 24 Fax : 04 68 91 12 61
Le Grand Soleil (Lézignan 5 km) Tel : 04 68 27 01 20 Fax : 04 68 27 10 88
RESTAURANTS :
La terrasse du port, tel. : 06 02 17 11 89 free delivery of meals and drinks on board
Les Tonneliers (Homps, 8km), tel.: 04 68 91 14 04
La Péniche (Homps, 8 km), tel.: 04 68 91 24 34
Les Arbousiers (Homps, 8 km), tel.: 04 68 91 11 24
Le Sourire de la Grenouille, tel.: 04 68 48 87 40
La Guinguette, tel. : 04 68 27 05 66
SHOPS:
At Lézignan (5 km) and Olonzac (8 km), closed on Sunday afternoons. Grocery in the village of Argens, open in the morning and on some afternoons
MARKETS:
At Lézignan (5 km) on Wednesday mornings. At Olonzac (8 km) on Tuesday mornings.
TAXIS :
Azur Taxi Tel : 04 68 27 33 41
BASE SERVICES :
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base.
TOURIST OFFICE :
Lézignan (5 km) Tel 04 68 27 05 42
GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES :
Cassoulet from Castelnaudary, wild boar casserole, venison stew, duck émincé, barbecue on wood fire, brochettes, Coq au vin.
Local Drinks : The red and white wines of Minervois, Corbières, la Clape, Fitou, Saint Chinian. Muscat and Carthagène.
FISHING :
Fishing licence must be reserved via internet at: www.ma-carte-de-peche.fr. Further information at the base. Carp, eel, roach, zander, bream, bleak, crayfish
TO SEE :
At Argens: pool and top of the village; at Lézignan: exhibition centre, the village of Minerve with the figurine museum Hurepel and the archeological and palaeontological museum.
 

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