About Port Cassafières

Port Cassafières is perfect for families, with the sandy beach of Portiragnes nearby and a 1hr cruise to the east await the fairgrounds, adventure golf and go-karts of Vias. A short 2hr cruise to the west will find you in Béziers, a city bursting with history, art and culture with a flight of seven locks just a little further along the canal, at Fonserranes. Then it’s onwards past a multitude of historic sites and pretty villages until you reach a junction (9hrs from Port Cassafières) – you must decide whether to travel south towards historic Narbonne, or maintain course along the Midi, past pretty Le Somail.

From Port Cassafières it is:

  • 32.5hrs (63 locks) to our base in Castelnaudary
  • 19hrs (32 locks) to our base in Carcassonne (Trèbes)
  • 12.5hrs (18 locks) to our base in Homps
  • 17hrs (2 locks) to our base in St-Gilles

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What you get on the base


Toilets and showers


Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Vacation Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking (see'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Le Boat Port Cassafières
F – 34420 Portiragnes


+33 (0) 467 90 91 70

Travel to Port Cassafières

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Béziers: 9 km

Montpellier: 77 km

Carcassonne: 110 km

Toulouse: 205 km 

Flights not available to book yet?

If your flight or ferry isn't available to book yet, worry not! We'll waive our amendment fee if you need to change your boat hire details to better suit the flight and ferry you eventually book. So book now with confidence. Terms & Conditions: Valid on all bookings made more than 6 months in advance of departure date. Only one amendment allowed free of charge. Departures to suit airline/ferry schedules cannot be guaranteed and any changes are subject to availability at time of making the amendment. Changes must be made within 4 weeks of the airline / ferry company releasing their schedule.


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For the Midi...

Ryanair fly to Carcassonne (only 15mins approx from our base in Trebes) from Bournemouth, London Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool and Glasgow.  Or to Beziers (approx 20mins from our base in Port Cassafieres) from Bristol, London Luton, Manchester and Edinburgh. Or to Montpellier (approx 50mins from our base in Port Cassafieres) from Leeds Bradford.

Easyjet fly to Toulouse  (approx 45 minute drive from our base in Castelnaudary) from Bristol and London Gatwick. Or to Montpellier (approx 50mins from our base in Port Cassafieres) from London Luton and London Gatwick

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


  • Rent a car: 61 Av. Gambetta, 34500 Béziers (15km) 
  • Avis: 14 Boulevard De Verdun, Gare Sncf, 34500 Beziers (15 km)


Pre-bookable secured (uncovered) parking onsite.

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.

All Taxi’ (+33 (0) 683 291 127 | [email protected])

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Béziers Airport (BZR) 25€

Montpellier Airport (MPL) 145€

Cascassonne Airport (CCF) 210€

Toulouse Airport (TLS) 385€

Agde Train Station 29€

Béziers Train Station 36€

Arrival at Port Cassafières

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


Impérator - Béziers -Tel. +33 (0) 467 490 225

Hotel Campanile - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - Tel. +33 (0) 467 359 494 www.campanile-beziers-villeneuve-les-beziers.fr

Las Cigalas - Villeneuve-lès-Béziers - +33 (0) 467 394 528 www.lascigalas.com

Le Mirador - In Portiragnes - +33 (0) 467 909 133 http://hotel-le-mirador.com

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


Le Rendez-vous des Bateliers (at the base): +33 (0)4 67 90 88 78

O Ranch (850m from the base along the canal): +33 (0)4 99 41 66 18


The nearest supermarket to the base is situated 7km away. Opening times: 08:45 - 19:30

There are also many shops and 2 more supermarkets in Beziers town centre which is just 10km from the base. Shop opening times: 08:00 - 12:00 15:00 - 19:00

Hypermarket opening times: 09:00 - 20:00 

Local market

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.


Fishing is allowed on the canal. A fishing permit is not required after Franquevaux which is just 4 hours cruising from the base.

Tourist Info

Rue de la République

34420 Portiragnes

Tel - 0033 (0) 467 908 431



M. Cotasson

36 rue Laurens Ravanel



Tel: +33 (0) 467 628 080

Electric car charging points

4 Avenue de l'Égalité, 34420 Portiragnes, France (4 km from the base).