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We drove through Le Barcarès looking for Le Lydia. Coming from the south, Le Barcarès consists of a depressing strip of bad or indifferent modern architecture - soulless and unimaginative low rise and apartment blocks put up by cynical developers over the past forty years,...More
I only walked past during the day, but the majesty and imaginative use of this "coaster passenger and cargo vessel is awe inspiring.
I found this history of the vessel below:
My family spends 3-6 weeks here every summer. The point is not to visit the Lydia boat itself (though it's interesting to see a grounded 1931 ocean liner, that's not many stars). The point is that it's a "center of animation" throughout the summer. Fireworks,...More
I just had to visit the Le Lydia.
This ship was commissioned in 1931 for the Adelaide Steamship Company and primarily worked around the gulf waters of South Australia.
My father was the Master of this ship and when I was very young I did...More
The ‘Le Lydia’ (formally MV Moota, built in 1931,) was beached on the shore of Le Barcarès on 11 June 1967. The ship is totally land locked and stands at the end of the Allée des Arts. Whilst now derelict, at 91 meters long it...More