France Boating Holidays - Canal du Midi

Castelnaudary Base

The construction of the Canal du Midi made many changes to the landscape of the town, with mills and buildings sprouting out of the landscape. The Canal heralded a time of unprecedented development, and Castelnaudary grew in accordance. Now home to over 12,000 inhabitants, the town is the capital of Cassoulet - a rich stew made from local ingredients of white beans, pork, goose, duck and sausages.

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Base Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 08:30 to 12:30, 14:00 to 18:00

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

Du Canal - Tel. +33 (0)4 68 94 05 05
La Maison du Cassoulet - Tel. +33 (0) 4 68 23 27 23
Hôtel du Centre et du Lauragais – Tel. +33 (0)4 68 23 25 95

Restaurant

Chez David - Tel. +33 (0) 468 948 692
Entre Terre et Mer - Tel. +33 (0) 468 238 654
Le Petit Gazouillis - Tel. +33 (0) 468 230 818
La Belle Époque - Tel. +33 (0) 468 233 972
Le Point Grignotte - Tel. +33 (0) 468 233 183
Le Moulin Vert - Tel. +33 (0) 468 600 858
L’Escapade - Tel. +33 (0) 468 234 558

Parking

Open parking - Free of charge
Enclosed parking - €28 per week
Covered parking - €41 per week

Shops

Shops

Spar (town centre, 15 min walking) - 09:00 - 19:30 (every day except Sundays)
Géant Casino (approx. 2.5 km from the base) – 08:30 - 20:30 (every day except Sundays)
Intermarché (approx. 2.5 km from the base) - 09:00 – 20:00 (every day except Sundays)
Netto - open Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 19:30, Friday and Saturday 09:00 - 19:30, Sunday 9:00 - 13:00
Leader Price - open Monday to Saturday 08:30 - 19:30, Sunday 9:00 - 13:00
Lidl - 08:30 – 19:30 (every day except Sundays)

Market Day

A market is held in the town every week on
Monday.

Tourist Office

Place de la République,
11400, Castelnaudary
Tel. +33 (0) 468 230 573
www.castelnaudary-tourisme.com

Vet

Castelnaudary
Tel - 0033 (0) 468 941 019
1km from the base

Travel Information

By Road

Be Prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For example, there is a new legal requirement in France to carry a breathalyser, triangle & florescent jacket in your car. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

Car Rental

Avis - 0033 (0) 468 250 584
Hertz - 0033 (0) 468 254 126
Budget - 0033 (0) 468 723 131
Europcar - 0033 (0) 468 250 509

By Air

Closest airports
Carcassonne - 38km
Toulouse - 71km

By Train

Closest train stations:
Castelnaudary - 650m from the base