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Port Canal

An oxygen bubble

Did you know that there’s a marina right in the heart of Montauban? This is where water and land meet. It’s an ideal place to stroll or cycle. Don’t forget your picnic.

Port Canal

a site in the heart of Montauban

Located just a stone’s throw from the city center, Port Canal is a haven of peace and greenery, offering a complete change of scenery. The gentle ripple of multicolored boats, the chirping of birds and the accents of onlookers set the mood. Welcome to Port-Canal.

Port Canal awarded the Blue Flag label for the second year running

combine business with pleasure and enjoy the bucolic setting of the canal banks.

The international Blue Flag label is awarded to towns and marinas that systematically apply a sustainable tourism development policy. An action in favor of sustainable development that contributes to the fight against pollution. The main values of the label are: environmental quality, respect for nature, protection of the marine environment, environmental awareness, water quality, cleanliness and accessibility of beaches. The label, awarded in 2022, has just been renewed for the second year running. Greater Montauban intends to apply for this title every year. Among the initiatives taken by Greater Montauban that have enabled it to obtain this label are the creation of waste sorting workshops aimed at the general public and young people, the installation of sorting containers, the introduction of environmentally-friendly cleaning products at the harbour master’s office, the creation of a new “beach access” area, and the introduction of a new “beach access” area. the harbor master’s office, the creation of a welcome brochure with suggestions on how to use the label, and the implementation of a new waste sorting system. The project also included the creation of a welcome booklet with suggestions for “good practices”, the installation of a dispenser for sailors, the installation of ashtrays on bollards, the creation of a “flora and fauna” competition, and the creation of a “good practices” campaign. The project also included the creation of a “green” recycling program, the creation of a flora and fauna competition for children, and work with the local fishermen’s association to encourage the reproduction of species present on the site. The association’s work to encourage the reproduction of the species present, the replacement of light bulbs with LEDs inside and outside the harbour master’s office… The actions are wide-ranging, diversified, perennial or ephemeral (for workshops, for example), but they all enhance and look after the site’s biodiversity. The label gives Greater Montauban the opportunity to be referenced on various sites and information networks, and underlines the local authority’s interest in all aspects of biodiversity.rêt de la collectivité pour toutes les initiatives liées à la biodiversité et à la protection de la faune et de la flore de ce site attractif. The Blue Flag could influence 81% of holidaymakers in their choice of destination.

Harbour master's office

The harbor master’s office is open all year round.

Telephone: 06 19 73 62 93

Open: April 1 to September 30,

Monday to Sunday (except public holidays)

10:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

November 1 to March 31,

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (except public holidays)

From 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 16h00

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Leaving Port Canal, you’re in for a treat. You’ll find locks built in the 19th century, an exceptional heritage that is being revived thanks to the dedication of a few enthusiasts, like Gabriel, who welcomes you to his “guinguette” restaurant in Lacourt-Saint-Pierre.

Marie-Pierre, travel consultant

Relax at the

Cabanes du Port

Wooden terraces, lounge music, slide your feet in the sand in front of the port, in this idyllic canal-side setting.

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