River cruise Colombiers, The new base in the sun

This small port, noted for its semicircular shape is ideally placed along the Canal du Midi, vibrates to the rhythms of bullfights and rugby. It is several kilometers west of Béziers, wine capital of the Languedoc Region. Close to Béziers, the celebrated locks of Fonsérannes undeniably constitute the most impressive structure along the Canal du Midi. This ladder of locks in succession allows one to rise 21.5 meters in height over the course of 300 meters. Originally made up of 9 locks, only 7 are still in service today.

Informations

To see: 9 locks of Fonsérannes, Béziers, Canal du Midi, church Saint Silvestre, the pond dried up by Montady-Colombiers, the site of Malpas, Via Domitia, the ancient wine cellar of Chateau.

To know: Along the way Domitienne, on a small headland which overhangs a pond, Colombiers settled down during the centuries, by being not very situated well far from Béziers.

Most important: The port in semicircle of Colombiers

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Tourist attractions

Routes

Suggestions for cruises from Colombiers

Week-end
Colombiers – Somail – Colombiers : 68 km, 0 lock, 10 hours

Week-end one way
Colombiers – Agde : 31 km, 12 locks, 8 hours

Mini week
Colombiers – Marseillan – Colombiers : 90 km, 26 locks, 20 hours
Colombiers – Narbonne – Colombiers : 84 km, 22 locks, 20 hours
Colombiers – Homps – Colombiers : 108 km, 12 locks, 18 hours

Mini week one way
Colombiers – Marseillan – Agde : 51 km, 18 locks, 11 hours
Colombiers – Carcassonne : 95 km, 18 locks, 17 hours

One week
Colombiers – Sète – Colombiers : 120 km, 26 locks, 26 hours
Colombiers – Carcassonne – Colombiers : 192 km, 54 locks, 35 hours
Colombiers – Port la Nouvelle – Colombiers : 126 km, 24 locks, 30 hours

One week one way
Colombiers – Aigues-Mortes – Carnon : 125 km, 15 locks, 25 hours
Colombiers – Carcassonne – Bram – Carcassonne : 143 km, 28 locks, 25 hours

Two weeks
Colombiers – Aigues-Mortes – Colombiers : 256 km, 26 locks, 50 hours
Colombiers – Castelnaudary – Colombiers : 272 km, 102 locks, 52 hoursRoutesAvailable boats

Boats departing from this base

Tarpon 42 TP
Tarpon 49 QP
Tarpon 37 DP
Tarpon 42
Tarpon 37
Espade Concept Fly
Triton 1050
Eau Claire 930 Fly
Espade 850 Fly
Triton 1060 Handy
Triton 860 Fly
Penichette 1400 FB
Haines Rive 40
Haines Rive 34
Penichette 935 W