"The Look Out" Modern apartment with lagoon views: only 200 yards from the waterfront, and a comfortable walk to the port and village itself.
Notre Nid de Pie entre le village et l'etang - vues panoramique.
This is a two-bedroom apartment between the village and the waterfront.
Named for the Vigier or Look-Out on the masts of the pirate ships that once found safe haven in Marseillan, the appartment has its own vantage point for gazing across at the sails of today's ships plying the waters of the lagoon, and the Med beyond.
No corsairs nor privateers lay claim to Marseillan's water's these days, but the etang, the sea and the breezes still belong to a new age of sail.
From the dining terrace, look over evergreen trees and terracotta rooftops to the silver waters of the Etang de Thau.
Spot the dinghies from Les Glenans sailing school by the lighthouse setting out across the bay, toast the fishing boats returning from the oyster beds and raise a glass to the white holiday boats plying the maritime waters between the Canal du Midi and the Canal Rhone-Sete.
Le Vigier is a modern purpose-built appartment designed for making the most of Marseillan.
The bright living room, with its own dining space, comfortable sofa and TV , opens out onto the terrace and segues into a stylish new kitchen - which even boasts a dishwasher to give you more time to gaze at the moon over a late night digestif.
Two bedrooms, one double and one twin; there is also an Individual mobile aircon unit for summer nights. A bathrom with a real bath and shower; A seperate wc; And a utility area with washing machine and tumble drier.
Downstairs, find a reserved parking space for your car - but with the lagoon just down the road to your right, and the village shops a couple of streets to your left, who needs to drive.
Take a tour of Le Vigier
More photos at the foot of the page
Save the wheels for another day's adventure, exploring neighbouring ports and villages or discovering the gloriously unspoilt natural parks of the arriere pays.
So why not simply stroll into town...
The Promenade de la Belle Scribotte, with its lakside path, is just at the bottom of the street.
La Belle Scribote is Marseillan's own swashbuckling seafaring heritage: a tale of derring do and romance, of the local boy who battled brigands on land and sea to rescue a Marseillan lass (Marie, known as the Scribotte) from a foreign harem; and a story retold in song and light in the port in recent summers by a cast of over 100 singers and dancers.
The lighthouse at the mouth of the canal at les Onglous just a few hundred yards away.
Walk a little further, discover the flamongos on the lagoon or the Bagnas nature reserve, home to egrets and kingfishers, herons and countless other waterfowl.
From Le Vigier, it is an easy saunter along the rue de l'Occitanie to the Champion supermarket and the village boulangeries for freshly baked baguettes and warm buttery croissants at daybreak.
On a Tuesday morning, forage in the market for herbs and olives, fresh fish from the lagoon and fine cheeses to prepare in your kitchen and savour on your terrace.
Any afternoon of the week, take a gentle walk along the banks of the lagoon to the Caves Henri Richemer and pick up a bottle or two of the village white wine to serve with dinner, or pop into the Noilly Prat distillery on the quayside for Marseillan's most celebrated aperitif.
Treat yourself to dinner at the fashionable eaterie Le Chateau du Port or amongst friends at the Taverne on the rive gauche. After all, home is just a few minute's stroll along the waterfront.
(price per week - prix par semaine)
|April, May, Easter, October||£250|
|July - August||£ 490|
|September ||£ 350|
|Christmas New Year||£ 325|
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Entre le village et l'Etang de Thau, a decouvrir:
Notre appartement neuf au 1er etage du Mas de Ramistan, residence clos et fermée.
2 chambres lumineuses: une avec grand lit, l'autre avec 2 lits simples. Sdb avec baignoire. WC.
Salon-sejour avec canapé Philippe Starck. Cuisine bien equipée avec lave-vaiselle, plaque, four, micro-onde réfrigérateur et lave-linge. Tout confort. Petite terasse avec vue panoramique vers l'etang et le village.
Parking clos et securisé.
A 5 minutes a pied du centre village et du port.
Enjoy our diary of events in and around Marseillan and the region during your stay, with tips on nearby markets and festivals and reviews of the best restaurants in the village and port.
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