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The only remarkable sight in an unremarkable resort

We drove through Le Barcarès looking for Le Lydia. Coming from the south, Le Barcarès consists of a... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Buxton, United Kingdom
New paint job!

Worth a visit just to see this interesting ship beached on the shore. It is genuinely impressive... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Bury St Edmunds, England
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  • Very good27%
  • Average38%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible6%
Sep 7, 2017
“The only remarkable sight in an unremarkable resort”
Jun 27, 2017
“New paint job!”
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit just to see this interesting ship beached on the shore. It is genuinely impressive and a great photo opportunity. Take a look if you're in the area.

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Grounded ocean liner which is now totally land locked and stands on the beach at Avenue de la Grande Plage. Sadly now derelict but worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Went back to look at the lydia, 30 something years later, the ship is in desparate need of restaurantion, but the memories!! Wouldn't pay to visit but the tourist info center is based there...

Thank Remcoh75
Reviewed August 18, 2016

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: http://www.ssmaritime.com/Moonta.htm

2  Thank simt300
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Le Lydia is an old boat fixed on the ground in barcares. There is the tourist office, an art gallery and can be visited.

Thank GianniBonincontro
Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

1  Thank RetroRobin
Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

3  Thank Tim M
Reviewed May 13, 2015

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

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