Direction

Locaboat Holidays
10 Rue de Villenouvelle – Ecluse de Négra
Montesquieu-Lauragais, FR 31450
 
  negra@locaboat.com
T: + 33 (0) 5 61 81 36 40
F: + 33 (0) 5 61 81 36 43
G: N 43°25’04.53 E 01°38’28.39

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 according to the opening hours of the base.

How to get to the base
Access:

 

Parking:

  • enclosed, not guarded: € 35/week.

 

Car hire:

  • Avis (Toulouse, 40 km) tel.: 05 61 62 50 40
  • Europcar (Toulouse, 40 km) tel.: 05 61 73 30 50
  • Hertz (Toulouse, 40 km) tel.: 08 25 86 18 61
  • Sixt (Toulouse, 40 km) tel.: 08 20 00 74 98

 

Taxi :

  • Bettinger, tel.: 06 19 55 29 97 (minibus)
  • Canal du Midi tel.: 06 61 76 45 48

 

Hotels, restaurants and shopping facilities on site
Hotels :

  • Du Lauragais (Villefranche-de-Lauragais, 8 km)
    tel.: 05 61 27 00 76 – Fax: 05 61 81 17 23
  • De France (Villefranche-de-Lauragais, 8 km)
    tel.: 05 61 81 62 17 – Fax: 05 61 81 66 04
  • La Pradelle (Villefranche-de-Lauragais, 8 km)
    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’Escarbille (at D813 between Montgiscard and Donneville),
    tel.: 05 61 81 90 52
  • Le phoenix a Villenouvelle (2 km) tel.: +33 (0)5 61 80 37 67
  • La Pizza Gauloise (7 km, Gardouch) tel.: +33 (0)5 61 46 38 58

 

Shops :

  • at Gardouch (4 km): closed on mondays
  • at Villefranche (8 km): closed on Sunday afternoons.
Markets :

  • at Gardouch (4 km): sale of vegetables and fruits
  • at Villefranche (8 km): every friday morning

Touristic Information
Gastronomic specialities:
Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, Lauragais pies, foie gras, duck, ‘Oreillettes’, Sausages of Toulouse 
Local drinks:
Near Toulouse, the wines of Fronton and Gaillac
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.
Fishing :fishing licence obligatory: on sale at M.Desportes, 36, rue Carnot, Villefranche-de-Lauragais, tel.: 05 61 81 59 27, closed Monday
Carp, eel, roach, zander, bream, bleak, crayfish
 

Tourist office :

  • at Villefranche (8 km) tel.: 05 61 27 20 94
 

Information on the waterways
Waterways :
On the Canal du Midi, most of the locks are electrified and have a lock keeper. Locks are open daily from 9am to 12.30pm, and from 1.30pm to 7.30pm (high season) or 6pm (low season). They are closed on 1st of May.