It is morning in Marseillan... and the day is all yours

"Marseillan is like St Tropez before Bardot. Staggeringly pretty, one of the most unspoiled ports in France."

- Sunday Times, London

"Un nouvel art de vivre" - Le Figaro

Imagine yourself in a portside paradise

IF YOU SHARE A PASSION for food and wine Marseillan is a veritable paradise - a village surrounded by vines and lapped by the waters of a lagoon brimming with oysters and seabass, with a weekly market offering delicious fruits, olives and the aromatic herbs of the south of France and two dozen mouthwatering restaurants.

Stay in a cottage by the water or a centuries old maison du village, a quayside apartment or a garden villa - click on the picture to choose your place in the sun.

Let the rest of the world sail into your own private view. Marseillan Village vous attends. 
If you are looking for the real South of France, then Marseillan, a genuine Languedoc village of fishermen and winegrowers, has the perfect combination of simplicity and abundance, a warm welcome, magnificent views and an eagerness to share its treasures with new friends. 

Here, flamingos gather in spring, and swallows swoop in autumn, and every week brings a fresh excuse for the rest of us to raise a glass of the village's own Picpoul de Pinet wine and Noilly Prat aperitif.

...€1.60 Airport transfers from Beziers to Marseillan Village
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  • Minutes from some of the Med's best beaches
  • Within easy reach of FIVE airports with low cost flights from the UK
  • Eurostar rail link from UK stations, just 10 minutes from the village
  • Half an hour from the Mediterranean's lively capital of Montpellier
  • Nature reserves and natural parks
  • Two dozen excellent restaurants within a short walk of your front door
  • In the heart of Europe's largest wine region
Stay in a fabulous townhouse in the portside fishermen's street or relax in a cosy hideaway cottage on the waterfront, a centuries-old winery house in the heart of the village, a hideaway with wifi in the historic port, or maybe even a luxury villa with a pool in the heart of Marseillan or by the beach at St Vincent.

Excuse 1: Homehunter Escapes from £150
Experience Languedoc Living before you buy. Since Location Location Location is everything when it comes to A Place In The Sun, live the dream and try the lifestyle for yourself when hunting for that property in the South of France. Stay in one of our homes from as little as £150 for a short break in Marseillan - we can even arrange for details of local properties to be emailed to you before you get here and sort out a day of viewings with the best honest and trustworthy agents in the area. You can even Try Before You Buy and stay in a house before making an offer to the owner's agents. Click HERE

Excuse 2: Discover Rick Stein's seafood heaven
Rick Stein discovered and fell in love with Marseillan at the end of his BBC French Odyssey along the Canal du Midi. Then The Sunday Times discovered and fell in love with Marseillan, the last unspoilt port on the French Mediterranean. Last year, Ryanair launched flights into Beziers-Cap d'Agde, just 12 minutes from Marseillan. So come and discover the fabulous food, wine and Languedoc village lifestyle at what The Guardian calls "A Left Bank of thriving restaurants and cafes" whilst the rest of the world just reads about it and watches it on TV.Click HERE

Excuse 3: Bienvenue au Foodie Central
The Château du Port restaurant on the quayside now has Jazz nights in July and August. Since La Table d'Emilie is  already in the best food guides, Entre Ciel et Mer has reinvented bistro clasics by the waterside,  Taverne du Port  now has a outdoor oyster wine bar for light lunching. Chez Philippe is another little legend, Delicatessen is party central and La Pacheline is the one to watch With more than 20 restaurants walking distance from your front door, Marseillan is now officially FOODIE PARADISE.

Excuse 4: New Houses, New Locations
With over two dozen homes to choose from, we have somewhere for every occasion and every taste:

A range of waterside homes in Port Tabarka, from a family home with its courtyard garden to a row of cottages overlooking the fishing boats - all just a stroll from the plagette.

Private pools in the gardens of our four villas in Marseillan just minutes from the village centre.

Already booking fast are waterside properties away from the village: including a  family villa with its own architect-designed pool and poolhouse in a walled garden by the beaches of Grau d'Agde.

Apartments in the quayside foodie quarter, historic vilage or overlooking the lagoon;

Stunning and beautifully renovated traditional Languedoc houses winegrower's mansions and a house with a hidden courtyard garden in the heart of the old village.

Romantic hideaways for couples or perfect venues for family reunions. Come and see.

Why choose our individual portside homes in the Port Tabarka?

Not a holiday complex, but a cluster of real family homes in the fishermen's district of rue des Pecheurs; Our welcome information pack is especially tailored to your own visit;.

The enviable freedom of living your holiday at your own pace; Walking distance from so many fabulous restaurants; Buy wine and oysters direct from your neighbours - the vignerons and fishermen. And all a few hundred yards from the park and watersports centre

Discover Marseillan, what's on and where to eat and where to stay and where to go, when to visit again and again and again ...

... Come back soon to discover more.

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Marseillan in Summer - eccentric sports in the port.

Marseillan in Spring - discover the world of wildlife around the lagoon.

Marseillan in Autumn - the harvest, the new wine and a month of music and parties.

Marseillan in Winter - from the Med to the mountains, sunshine on the waterfront, skiing in the back country.



Cars with no shocks

Book your car rental online - with best rates and some super deals. Even collect your car at one French airport and drop it off at another at no extra cost! For guaranteed best prices on car hire from the airports and the ferry ports (with no nasty surcharges!): Click HERE to check out the latest and lowest rates or to BOOK NOW

Read your way to the Sunshine

Buy your road maps, guidebooks and holiday reading before you leave home -

With discounts on many titles, and all books delivered to your front door.

Visit Marseillan at the Languedoc Bookshop when you plan your trip.. Click HERE

THE 400-page guide to Marseillan and a lot of Languedoc, has just been voted the UK's Guidebook of the year. The prestigious best prize, presented by the British Guild of Travel Writers went to the three-times award-winning author Laurence Phillips and has Marseillan's memories, sites, sights, stories and legends with 150 restaurants reviews, days out in 50 towns, villages and cities, from the Canal du  Midi to the mountains. Order yours with free delivery to UK addresses from the Languedoc Bookshop

For delivery and availability in the rest of the world - click here

Let the train take the strain

TGV and Eurostar to the South in just over 5 hours from London. Non-stop high speed rail link from St Pancras to Avignon and Marseille, or choose your own timetable and take the train from the UK to Montpellier, Agde or Sète from as little as £99 return. No airport taxes, no horrendously incovenient check-in times and such a teeny weenie carbon footprint, you could knit bootees. Quel Luxe, lay back and what France rush by as you snooze and pamper your way to the sun! Click the picture to choose the best rates and travel at a time to suit you

I'm Marseillanais, Fly Me
Remember, we can help you find the best routes to Marseillan by rail, road or air. Whether you need help sorting out a route to the sun, find a flight from your local airport or get the best deals on car hire... just ask.  And check out our Finding Us page for details of all routes to the sun from the UK and Ireland.

"The petite port of Marseillan on the Languedoc coast, kissing a Mediterranean lagoon east of Béziers, has an undeniable frisson. Views across its dazzling turquoise water to the hillside rooftops of Sète are reminiscent of St Tropez's to Grimaud and Sainte-Maxime. And excellent beaches a couple of miles outside town. The protected 17th-century harbour really captures the early Riviera vibe. Low-level houses laced with wrought-iron balconies and splattered with flowers swaddle a channel that jiggles with small boats and yachts, with a left bank of thriving restaurants and cafes"    

The Guardian  August 2009     

"Life begins with lunch and the lazy journey brings the most memorable views"                     - Lazy France