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Negra Base Details
The base at Négra was the first stop of the "Mail Boat" which ran from Toulouse to Agde in the 19th century.
From the surroundings of rose-red Toulouse , the Canal du Midi takes you through one of France's most fascinating regions.

Beyond the canal banks, shaded by ancient trees, the surrounding hills are covered by a patchwork of little fields. Medieval villages , romanesque churches (Baraigne and Cazalrenoux), abbeys and monasteries (St Papoul) provide variety to the landscape.

At Castelnaudary, home of cassoulet , the many fine buildings form a treasury of the architectural riches of the region.

LOCKS :
On the Canal du Midi most of the locks are electrified and have a lock keeper. On the Canal de la Robine they are automatic with lock keeper for 4 locks. They are open daily from 9am to 12.30pm, and from 1.30pm to 7.30pm (high season) or 6.30pm (low season). They are closed on 1st of May.

GPS :
N 43°25'04.53 E 01°38'28.39

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

BOARDING :
as soon as the boat is ready.

ACCESS :
By Motorway :

A61 - E80 exit 20 Villefranche-de-Lauragais, At the roundabout follow dir. Gardouch (D622). At Gardouch, turn right on D16 dir. Montesquieu Lauragais. After 5 km, turn right on D11 dir. 'Ecluse en Négra'.
The base is situated at the lock.

By Rail :
Villefranche-Lauraguais regional station (8 km)
TGV Toulouse-Matabiau station (40 km)

By Air :
* Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (47 km),
* Carcassonne-Salvaza Airport (64 km)

PARKING : Enclosed, not guarded, € 32 per week.
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
RESTAURANTS :
le Vieux Four (Montesquieu-Lauragais, 1 km) tel.: 05 61 27 52 92
La Pradelle (Villefranche-de-Lauragais, 8 km) tel.: 05 61 81 60 72 - Fax : 05 61 81 92 39
L'Hostellerie Etienne (Labastide D'Anjou, 20 km) tel.: 04 68 60 10 08
SHOPS:
at Gardouch (4 km): closed on mondays
at Villefranche (8 km) closed Sunday afternoons
MARKETS:
at Gardouch (4 km): sale of vegetables and fruits
at Villefranche (8 km): every friday morning
TAXIS :
if you don´t have a vehicle you have to take a taxi to go shopping (Villefranche:10km). No shops in Negra (no bakery, no bank,…)
  • Canal du Midi, tel. 06 61 76 45 48
  • Marie-Joe, tel. 06 07 72 60 63
  • Minibus Ophorus, tel. 05 61 57 51 39
BASE SERVICES :
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base
TOURIST OFFICE :
at Villefranche (8 km) tel.: 05 61 27 20 94
GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES :
Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, Lauragais pies, foie gras, duck, 'Oreillettes', Sausages of Toulouse
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 :
Toulouse, the village of Montesquieu Lauragais, Obelisk of Riquet, Bassin du Col de Naurouze (water shed of the Canal du Midi), dam of Saint Ferréol (waterfalls, tree park, beach), the medieval cities of Revel and Sorèze.
 

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