About Trèbes

Our Trèbes base is just a 3hr cruise to the iconic Cathar stronghold of Carcassonne in the west. Once you’ve done this ‘must-see’ attraction, we recommend you ‘about turn’ and venture east into the heart of the Midi. 1hr west of Trèbes there’s a fantastic cookery school in Millepetit, and another 8hrs after that you’ll reach the Château wine cellars at Ventenac & Paraza. Trèbes is also a good start or end base if you have kids - a 5km taxi ride away is Lake Cavayère, home to a host of outdoor fun and activities.

From Trèbes it is:

  • 13 hrs (31 locks) to our base in Castelnaudary
  • 6.5hrs (14 locks) to our base in Homps
  • 19hrs (32 locks) to our base in Port Cassafières
  • 14hrs (30 locks) to our base in Narbonne

What you get on the base





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 'Prepare for your departure' 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

Every day 9am - 12:30pm 2pm - 5:30pm


Le Boat Trèbes
Port de Plaisance
F – 11800 Trèbes


+33 (0) 468 787 375

Travel to Trèbes

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.


Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. Our base teams can transfer hire/lease cars, but you should check with your hire/leasing company first as the terms of your agreement may not permit this. If it is permitted, your hire/leasing company may charge you extra to add a member of our base team as a named driver. We may not know the name of the driver until the week of your departure, so you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional ‚un-named‛ driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: cars heavier than 3.5 tonnes, cars pulling trailers or caravans, trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.


Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability. Please contact the sales team for more information and prices.

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


Taxi Hurlaut (+33 (0) 603 398 517)

Taxi Carcassonne’ (+33 (0) 468 715 050 | https://www.taxis-carcassonne.fr)


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Carcasonne Airport (CCF) 36€

Toulouse Airport (TLS) 208€

Montpellier Airport (MPL) 308€

Carcassonne Train Station 23€

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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


From Calais: Take A26 Reims/Troyes. Then A5 direction Langres. Then A31 direction Beaune (passing Dijon). Once at Beaune take A6 direction Lyon. Then at Lyon take A7 Orange (passing Valance). At Orange take A9 through to Narbonne (passing Nimes and Montpellier). At Narbonne take A61 direction Carcassonne. Take exit 24 on A61. Then take N113 into Trebes. Follow signs for Trebes centre. Cross the River Aude, continue to canal bridge and then cross canal. You will then find Le Boat 200m on your right. Road distance approximately 1205 kms 12 hrs.


From Paris: Take N20 all the way to Toulouse. Then join A61 direction Carcassonne. Exit at Carcassonne East and follow signs for Trebes centre. Cross the River Aude, continue to canal bridge and then cross canal. You will then find Le Boat 200m on your right. Road distance approximately 800 kms 8 hrs. 

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Carcassonne: 15 km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Carcassonne: 15 km (via D6113)

Toulouse: 112 km (via A61)

Montpellier: 153 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.

Flybe fly to Toulouse (approx 45 minute drive from our base in Castelnaudary) from Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. With Flybe you can hold your flights for 24hrs for £1.99 giving you time to secure your boat before you confirm.

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

Arrival at Trèbes

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 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our sales team. 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 for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

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

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. 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. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • 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.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

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. 



Logis Hôtel La Gentilhommière – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 787 474

Château Malves – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 722 896

Hôtel Bristol – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 250 724

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 253 610

Hôtel De la Cité – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 719 871

Best Western Le Donjon – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 112 300

Holiday Inn – Toulouse – Tel. +33 (0) 561 107 070

Des Capitouls – Toulouse – Tel. +33 (0) 534 319 480

Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra – Toulouse – Tel. +33 (0) 561 218 266



Pizzeria – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 788 308

Le Mounlin de Trèbes – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 789 757

Le Képi Blanc – Trèbes – Tel. +33 (0) 468 783 320

Le Comte Roger – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 119 340

Le Trois Couronnes – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 253 610

Le Donjon – Carcassonne – Tel. +33 (0) 468 112 300



There is a supermarket within 1km of the base. Opening hours Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 19:00


Local Market

Sunday morning



Fishing is allowed, however a fishing permit is required. The permit can be obtained from the local newsagents. It will be valid for 2 weeks and will cost approximately €30.


Tourist Info

12 Avenue Pierre Curie,

11800 Trèbes,