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Port Cassafieres Base Information

Port Cassafieres, a delightful little pleasure port on the Canal du Midi within walking distance of the Mediterranean and its lovely beaches. Its proximity to Spain gives it some interesting flourishes in cuisine, architecture and culture and results in it being a truly cosmopolitan spot to explore.


At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Mon to Sun : 8.30am – 12.30pm / 14.00pm – 18.00pm

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.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

Impérator - Béziers -Tel. +33 (0) 467 490 225
Hotel Campanile - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - Tel. +33 (0) 467 359 494
Las Cigalas - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - +33 (0) 467 394 528
Le Mirador - In Portiragnes - +33 (0) 467 909 133
Le Guilhem - Montpellier - +33 (0) 467 529 090
De France - +33 (0) 467 922 929
Edouard VII - Montpellier - +33 (0) 467 584 213
Ibis - +33 (0) 467 640 664
La Tamarissière - Agde - +33 (0) 467 942 087
Araur - +33 (0) 467 949 777
Les Grenadines - Agde - +33 (0) 467 262 740
Saint Clair - Agde -+33 (0) 467 263 644
Alizé - Agde - +33 (0) 467 267 780

Restuarants

Le Pescadou - Tel. +33 4 67 32 54 46

Camargue Flamingos

Extra Information

Parking

Open parking - Free of charge
Outside enclosed secure parking: £35 per week

Shops

The nearest supermarket to the base is situated 7km away.

Opening times: 08:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 19:00

There are also many shops and 2 more supermarkets in Beziers town centre which is just 10km from the base.

Hypermarket opening times: 09:00 to 20:00.

Tourist Office

Rue de la République
34420 Portiragnes
Tel - 0033 (0) 467 908 431

Market Days:

Local markets are held in 3 nearby locations:
In Portiragnes village on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
On Portiragnes beach on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings
In Beziers on Friday mornings

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

By Air

Nearest airports:
Béziers: 9km
Montpellier: 77km
Carcassonne: 110km
Toulouse: 205km

By Train

Nearest train stations:
Adge: 15km
Béziers: 17km

Ferries

The following ferry companies operate to Northern France.

  • Dover to Dunkirk: DFDS Seaways (previously Norfolk Lines)
  • Dover to Calais: P&O
  • Newhaven to Dieppe: LD Lines
  • Portsmouth to Le Harve: LD Lines
  • Portsmouth to Caen: Brittany Ferries or try Northern Spain and drive across to South France
  • Portsmouth to Bilbao or Santander: Brittany Ferries
  • Plymouth to Santander: Brittany