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Coche d'eau, le Miredames, à Castres

Le "Miredames" is a wooden boat, built in 1990 on the model of the XVIIth century former river diligences, which travelled up and down the rivers and canals up until the end of the 19th Century. The boat is 14.35m long and 4.36m wide, with a draft of barely 39 cm and a weight of 6.8t, which means it is easy to sail on the River Agout. It can carry up to 60 passengers.

You will depart from the town centre’s pier, and once under the Miredames Bridge, you will slowly sail up the green loops of the River Agout for twenty minutes, until you reach Gourjade Park, which is located 2.5km from the town centre. This 53-hectare natural space, dedicated to walking and leisure activities, is reminiscent of the large British city parks. There are numerous play and game areas and equipment for children’s games plus a "nine hole" with a practice area for golf lovers.

Coche d'eau, le Miredames, à Castres

Visit :
The Castrais Archeological Research and Study Centre (CERAC), which offers an introduction to the local archaeology. The miniature train rail network is open on Saturday afternoons only.

In the immediate proximity :
swimming pools; the Archipel aqua park (swimming pool-ice rink), accessible by the footbridge, which stretches over the river; fishing; riding; tennis, paddling…

On the way back, "le Miredames" riverboat offers you an incomparable view of the famous multi-coloured wooden houses, for which Castres is reputed. Preserved and magnificently restored, these former tanner and weaver workshops of past centuries, give today the town its character.

Schedules and prices will soon be available


From first saturday of May to september 30th, every day

May, June and September

Town Center 12h00 14h00 15h00 16h00
Gourjade 12h30 14h30 15h30 16h30*

From 1st to the 14th of July - from the 16th to the 31st of August

Town Center 11h00 12h00 14h00 15h00 16h00 17h00
Gourjade 11h30 12h30 14h30 15h30 16h30 17h30*

From the 15th of July to the 15th of August

Town Center 11h00 12h00 14h00 15h00 16h00 17h00 18h00
Gourjade 11h30 12h30 14h30 15h30 16h30 17h30 18h30*

Form the 1st to the 15th of october

Town Center 14h00 15h00 16h00
50 minutes round trip including stopover

Nocturnes every Thursday at 20h30 in July and August

no rides on Mondays and Tuesdays (except for groups)
* without return


  Adults over 17 years old 6,00€ 3,50€
  Children (age 4 to 16) 2,30€ 1,80€
  Children (age 0 to 3)                FREE
  Family (2 adults + 2 children) 14,00€ 9,00€

  Adults over 17 4,80€ 3,30€
  Children and school groups (age 0 to 16) 1,80€ 1,40€
  Groups : 10 persons minimum (by reservation : 10 days ahead)

Return tickets can be bought on the boat (Accept French Holiday Cheques)
05 63 62 41 76
E-mail : cochedeau@ville-castres.fr