A perfect holiday let in Marseillan - time to enjoy the lazy pace of life in one of the most delightful little towns on the French Mediterranean.
Welcome to your self-catering holiday !
Marseillan is one of the most enchanting little towns in the South of France. A pretty and bustling port located on the Etang de Thau, a fabulous salt-water lagoon which is home to arguably France's best oysters, and surrounded by vineyards. Here you can enjoy an abundance of delicious seafood and glorious wines. Marseillan is also the home of Noilly Prat Vermouth, where hundreds of barrels of James Bond's favourite mixer lie maturing in the sun, and all just minutes from the Mediterranean.
A converted fisherman's cottage providing the ideal holiday rental
Tucked away in the heart of this lovely old village, the house offers you the perfect holiday let, with the chance to immerse yourself in the real France, complete with all the creature comforts you expect.
Only five minutes away from mile after mile of the best and least crowded beaches in the South of France, and with easy access to Languedoc's most postcard-pretty towns. The department of Herault has some of the loveliest beaches and most undiscovered countryside. Come and explore it for yourself.
'Marseillan is like St Tropez probably looked before Brigitte Bardot decided to grace the beach there. It is staggeringly pretty, with one of the most unspoiled ports in France. You can while away many an afternoon at the Château du Port restaurant, drinking wine and watching the boats go by.'
The Sunday Times
The South of France is calling
Marseillan is surrounded by myriads of vineyards where the swifts sweep high across the wide blue sky, the church bells ring out –possibly twice for every hour, but does it matter ? - and the sun shines for more than 300 days each year. Marseillan sits between Montpellier to the East and the extinct volcano Cap d ‘Agde to the West. It is possibly the oldest village in France , a topic which can be pleasantly debated with the locals over a glass of wine or two in the friendly Bar Marine.
In the morning, set your table on the terrace for breakfast, and head around the corner to the town square. Choose from burstingly ripe strawberries, melons or peaches, fresh oranges for juicing and of course croissants for breakfast . Choosing which boulangerie to buy from is a delightful daily challenge, and after a week of a new daily experience, you can go round them all again .
Self-catering doesn't mean doing all the cooking !
Lunch calling? Head down to the portside restaurants and choose from the fishiest of fishy menus in this waterside paradise. A three course menu, or just a pizza , a salad or a crepe. Or stroll along the etang to where the oyster producers have opened their own bistros right next to their waterfront sorting tables. where you can eat the finest oysters and mussels as you watch the little boats zip across the mirror-like water to bring you your lunch. All washed down with the wonderful local wine, Picpol de Piney.
The evening could mean eating under fairy lights in the square, heading down to the beach where summer beach bars offer the vibes of Africa, Mexico or Rio, or just enjoying a sharing platter in the town centre wine bar, a two minute stroll from our front door.. You are truly spoilt for choice.