Direction
Locaboat Holidays
Port Ariane – Rue de la Capitainerie
Lattes, FR 34970
 
  lattes@locaboat.com
T: +33 (0) 4 67 20 24 12
F: +33 (0) 4 67 20 99 97
G: N 43°34’16.07 E 03°53’55.08

Starting out formalities & boarding
Starting out formalities:
departure days between 2 and 6 pm.
Boarding :
As soon as the boat is ready.
On site:
WC and shower (with costs) according to the opening hours of the base, pick-nick area
At the port: bakery and grocery store

How to get to the base
Access:

  • A9-E15-E80, follow A709 to Montpellier and take exit 30 Montpellier-Sud
  • TGV train station Montpellier (5 km) | From the train station: tramway no. 3 to the centre of Lattes. From there it is only 10 minutes on foot to Port Ariane (direction “Carrefour Market”, then pedestrian path through the tunnel)
  • Airport Montpellier-Méditerrannée (6 km)

 

Parking:

  • enclosed, not guarded, € 35/week
  • public parking not enclosed, not guarded : (free)

 

Car hire:

  • Avis (Montpellier airport, 6 km) tel.: 04 67 20 14 95
  • Europcar (Montpellier, 7 km) tel.: 04 67 42 14 70
  • Hertz (Montpellier airport, 6 km) tel.: 04 67 20 04 64
  • Sixt (Montpellier airport, 6 km) tel.: 08 20 00 74 98

 

Taxi :

  • Taxi Lorrai tel.: 04 67 22 00 77

 

Hotels, restaurants and shopping facilities on site
Hotels :

  • Halt Hôtel **
    tel.: 04 67 58 58 59 – Fax: 04 67 58 00 44
  • Hotel Courtyard ****
    tél.: 04 99 54 74 00
  • Hotel Le Mejean **
    tél: 04 67 99 79 00

 

Restaurants :

 

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).
Bed & Breakfast and gites ruraux:

  • Figues et Palmiers, tel.: 04 67 04 50 54

Touristic Information
Gastronomic specialities:
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 de St-Jean de Minervois
To see :

  • Old Montpellier, Promenade du Peyrou, Fabre museum, Quartier Antigone, Hôtel de Varenne, archeological museum Henri Prades
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).
Tourist office :

 

Information on the waterways
Waterways :
On the Lez and the Canal du Rhône à Sète, the few locks are automatic. Important notice: the lift bridge at Frontignan is opened only for a few minutes twice a day (8.30 am and 4 pm). The Étang de Thau cannnot be crossed when the wind is stronger than 3 beaufort.There are lock keepers on the automatic lock of the Canal du Midi. They are also automatic on the Canal de la Robine. Locks are open from 9 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 7 pm in high season, in low season until 6 pm. On the 1st May the locks are only open on the Lez.