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Lattes Base Details

These cruises are all virtually lock-free. Starting from Lattes, on the outskirts of Montpellier, you cruise the river Lez, a trade route since 800BC. You will cruise close to the Mediterranean beaches, in an area of amazing bird, animal and plant life. Make the most of the beaches before crossing the Bassin de Thau to reach its little ports and oysterbeds.

Pink flamingoes, white horses, and the massive outlines of the wild black bulls recreate a landscape that takes you back to the beginning of time. From this green paradise stands out in stately profile the silhouette of Aigues Mortes, the fortified port from which the Crusaders set sail.

LOCKS:
On the Lez and Canal du Rhône à Sète, the few locks are automatic. Important notice: the lift bridge at Frontignan is opened only for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day. The Étang de Thau cannnot be crossed when the wind force is above 3 beaufort. There are lock keepers on the Canal du Midi, the locks are automatic. They are also automatic on the Canal de la Robine, with a lockkeeper for 4 locks. Opening hours from 9am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 7pm, until 6pm in low season. Closed on the 1st of May.

GPS :
N 43°34'16.07 E 03°53'55.08

STARTING OUT FORMALITIES :
Departure Days between 2 and 6 pm 

BOARDING :
as soon as the boat is ready.

ACCESS :
By Motorway :

A9 - E15 - E80 exit 30 Montpellier-Sud, then on D986 direction Lattes, after exit Lattes follow signs ‘Capitainerie’

By Rail :
TGV Montpellier station (5 km)
BUS : from Montpellier station, tramway to Port Marianne, then bus n°18 to Port Ariane

By Air :
Montpellier-Méditérannée airport (6 km)

PARKING : enclosed, not guarded, € 32 per week
HOTELS:
Mas du Courant Tel : 04 67 65 57 57  Fax : 04 67 65 37 56
Halt Hotel Tel: 04 67 58 58 59  Fax: 04 67 58 00 44
BED AND BREAKFAST AND GUEST HOUSE:
Domaine Mas du Chevaltel.: 04 67 15 13 28 or 06 62 37 08 11
Figues et Palmiers, tel.: 04 67 04 50 54
RESTAURANTS :
Bistrot d'Ariane (Port Ariane) Tel : 04 67 20 01 27
La Bonne Bouille (Port Ariane) Tel : 04 67 15 30 61
L' Artimon (Palavas, 6 km) tel.: 04 67 68 45 02
Le Jardin des Sens (Montpellier 7 km) Tel : 04 99 58 38 38 *** Michelin
SHOPS:
at Lattes closed Sunday afternoon.
Markets:
At Lattes Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
At Mas de Saporta (3 km) Farmer's market, Tuesday & Friday, 6-10pm (July&August).
TAXIS :
Taxi Lorrai Tel : 04 67 22 00 77
LOCABOAT SERVICES :
WC and shower (with costs) according to the opening hours of the base, pick-nick area
At the port: bakery and grocery store
Airport transfers : Locaboat services / Transfers
TOURIST OFFICE :
at Port Ariane tel.: 04 67 22 52 91 - Fax : 04 67 22 52 91
www.lattes34.com
GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES :
Gardianne (ragout from bull meat), rouille (spicy sauce served to Bouillabaisse), Sea food (tellines, bourride, Bouzigues oysters), grilled loup de mer
Local Drinks : Red and white wines of Languedoc, Coteaux du Languedoc, Faugères, Picpoul, vin des sables, Muscat from St Jean de Minervois
FISHING :
From the Bassin de Thau to Franqueveaux (on the Rhône-Sète Canal), a fishing licence is not obligatory. After Franqueveaux, a fishing licence is required (on sale in St Gilles or Beaucaire).
TO SEE :
Old Montpellier, Promenade du Peyrou, Fabre Museum, Quartier Antigone, Hôtel de Varenne, Archeological Henri Prades Museum,
 

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