In accordance with government guidelines due to Covid-19, our 5 Tourist Offices, as well as the Visitor centre of the 9 locks of Fonseranes, are closed until December 1st.

Our travel advisors answer your questions by telephone on +33 (0)4 99 41 36 36, by e-tchat and by e-mail on accueil.tourisme@beziers-mediterranee.com from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.

Our team continue to prepare your future holidays in Béziers Méditerranée!

>> More official information about navigation here (in french only)

9 Locks operation hours

Sailing period:

  • From March 17th to Oct. 31st: free navigation.
  • Navigation interrupted  :
    from 02/11 to 24/12 as well as on 11/11, 25/12, 01/01 and 01/05
  • From Dec. 26 to March 16 included : navigation "on request", the navigators must register with the Voies Navigables de France and lockkeepers the previous day before 3:00 pm, and will be accompanied for their navigation.

Passage through the 9 Locks: subject to time (low/high season) and priority (ascent/descent)

Passage through this highly popular multiple lock (7 airlocks) is based on ascent and descent phases.
You can go through the Fonseranes Locks on request out of season.
Ascent and descent access is as follows from March 17th to October 31st 2020:

 

MORNING

MORNING

AFTERNOON

AFTERNOON

PERIODE

 

First descent

 

Last descent

First
ascent

 

Last
ascent

 

First
descent

Last
descent

First
ascent

Last
ascent

From March 17th to April 30th and rom October 1st to October 31st

8h40

9h25

10h15

12h15

13h15

15h15

16h05

17h45

From May 2nd to September 30th

8h10

9h25

10h15

12h15

13h05

15h20

16h10

18h50
Information source : Voies Navigables de France

La Maison Batelière (Boat stopover)

Port de Plaisance, Canal du Midi
3 Quai du Port Neuf, 34500 Béziers
Tel (00 33) (0)4 67 36 80 08

La Maison Batelière is open all year:

  • 15/04 - 31/10: 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-7.30pm, Monday-Sunday, including bank holidays.

  • 01/11 - 14/04: 8am-12pm, 1.30pm-5.30pm, Monday-Friday.

La Maison Batelière is a boat stopover which opened in 2015 on the ground floor of the lock-keeper’s house.

It provides mooring for visiting boats and fluid supply. The quay has 17 mooring rings, 15 of which have a water and electricity supply.
Monitoring is provided by video surveillance cameras.

La Maison Batelière offers tourist information and provides the official brochure of the Béziers Méditerranée Tourist Office. they can help boaters to plan their stay.

Bus stop on the quay, VIP taxis available for families, disabled people, shopping delivery service, three nearby restaurants serving different cuisines, a shopping centre is 3mn away (walking), and train station 5 minutes away (walking).

Please contact La Maison Batelière for prices.