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You can reach Montpellier by Car, Plane, Train or Bus. It is a great starting point before your barge cruise. TGV trains to Montpellier from Paris are only about 3 hours. Barge Connection can help you with Train or Car Rental. Montpellier Tourist Bureau
Montpellier by Train: The Montpellier Saint-Roch train station is located right in the center of town, just 200 meters from the Place de la Comédie. You can get to all Montpellier districts by taking the two local tramway lines, as well as by bus or taxi.
TGV, Thalys, Talgo and Eurostar
Direct access right to the heart of Montpellier!
More information on voyages-sncf.com
Very special offers with ID TGV
Call 36 35 (within France)
TER (Regional Express Train)
Local trains for discovering essential sites around the Languedoc-Roussillon area from Montpellier.
Montpellier by Plane: The Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is located just 8 km from the city center. The drive takes around ten minutes. It is easy to get from the airport to downtown Montpellier by taxi or shuttle-bus service.
Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport
Contact +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00
|Direct flights (France)||Company|
|Paris Orly||Air France|
|Paris Roissy||Air France|
|Direct flights (Europe)|
|Brussels Sud Charletoi (Belgium)||Ryanair|
|Frankfurt Hahn (Germany)||Ryanair|
|Londres Gatwick (UK)||Easy Jet|
Leeds Bradford? (UK)
|London Luton (UK)||Easy Jet|
|Direct flights (World)
|Alger (Algeria)||Air Algérie|
|Oran (Algeria)||Air Algérie|
|Casablanca (Morocco)||Air Arabia|
|Nador (Morocco)||Air Arabia|
|Fès (Morocco)||Air Arabia|
|Flights with connections|
|Via Paris Roissy||All international destinations|
|Via London Gatwick||All international destinations|
|Via Amsterdam||North America, Asia|
|Via Paris Orly||Antilles, Reunion Islands|
|Via Lyon||France, Europe|
There are four parking lots at the Montpellier airport:
• Guarded parking 24/24
Call +33 (0)4 67 20 85 42 for reservations
Airport shuttle line 120 (City Center - Airport)
• Shuttle departure and arrival at Place de l'Europe, in the Antigone district. To get there by tramway, take line 1 or 2 and get off at Place de l'Europe.
• Total shuttle trip takes around 15 minutes
• Ticket price: 1,50€ (one-way)
More information: Hérault Transport
• Montpellier Taxis Bleu du Midi: +33 (0)4 67 10 00 00 or +33 (0)4 67 03 2000
• Taxi Tram +33 (0)4 67 85 10 10
• Ada Location: +33 (0)4 67 20 02 12
• Rental services in the airport arrival hall
Montpellier by Car: Montpellier is easy to reach by motorways A75 from the northwest and A9 from the northeast and southwest. There are four exits from A9Sortie Nord (28): access to the Amazonian Greenhouse, Montpellier Lunaret Zoo, hospitals and universities.
Sortie Est (29): access to the historical center, Montpellier Tourist Office, Corum Conference Center, Millénaire business district, Zénith Sud auditorium, Odysseum leisure and shopping center, and the Montpellier Exposition Park
Sortie Ouest (30): access to Yves du Manoir stadium, La Mosson stadium
Sortie Sud (31): access to the Montpellier Saint-Roch train station ("gare" in French)
Driving time/distance between Montpellier and other major French and European cities
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NEW BASE at Somerleyton for 2012
The Norfolk Broads lies at the heart of Britain’s passion for Boating. Boating Vacations are as popular here today as they ever were as more and more people discover how much fun messing about on the water can be, we are delighted to open a new base at Somerleyton for 2012.
Situated in the South East of the Norfolk Broads, our base at Somerleyton allows you to cruise on the rivers Waveney & Chet and discover the beautiful villages of Reedham, Loddon and Beccles such as the seaside towns of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.
From South : A12 to Lowestoft then B1074 to somerleyton
From Norwich : A146 to Gillingham then A143 to St Olaves right to Somerleyton on B1074
Norwich Airport Travel (25 miles) – Tel: (+44) 01603 428700
Norwich Airport Taxi (25 miles) – Tel: (+44) 01603 424044
Taxi rank at Norwich & Lowestoft
And also local taxi: Mr & Mrs P Wilder – Tel: (+44) 01493 488222
At the Norwich Airport (25 miles):
Eurocar – Tel: (+44) 01603 400280
Avis – Tel: (+44) 01603 416719
Hertz – Tel: (+44) 01603 488264
To be confirmed
Late Arrival Instructions
If you plan to arrive later than the usual time, please inform the base. A note will be left for you at the door of the reception with the number of your boat and the emergency number. Even though you will not be able to leave the marina, you can spend your first night on board. Instructions and your registration will take place the next morning.
Hotels & Restaurants
Dukes Head & Restaurant - tel: (+44) 01 502 730 281
Local B & B in Fritton - www.DecoyBarn.co.uk
Large outdoor parking available
Tesco, Lowestoft (about 10 kms)
Morrisons, Beccles (about 11 kms)
At Beccles, on Sunday
Fen Lane, Beccles
East Point Pavilion Lowestoft
Loddon Town Hall
Golf & Other Attractions
Caldecott Hall Hotel / Golf / Leisure - tel (+44) 01493 488488-36 hole, Boatyards Distance from about 8 kms
Fritton Lake (about 6 kms)
Pleasure Hills (about 11 kms)
Somerleyton Hall (about 2 kms)
Browston Hall (9 holes) - tel: (+44) 01493 651002, distance Boatyard about 8 kms.