Marseillan Village - imagine yourself in a portside paradise
Marseillan Village - imagine yourself in a portside paradise

SUMMER 2024 is booking very quickly and several homes are almost sold out. We still have some fortnights available in the village and port - so contact us ASAP. In the meantime, why not consider joining us in springtime, for an early taste of la vie Marseillanaise.

"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

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 summer, 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.

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 attend.

Plenty of budget flights, but why not let the train take the strain...?

TGV and Eurostar to the South in just 6 hours from London. Direct high speed rail link from St Pancras to Paris or Lille conects with fast express trains to the Languedoc and the Mediterranean. Choose your own timetable and take the train from the UK to Montpellier, Agde or Sete, via Lille or Paris... 

PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE Did you know that your entire family could be spending the Spring school holidays lounging by your own heated swimming pool for as little as £25 per person per day? Always worth checking our advance booking bargains and late deals on our special updated page for those with an eye for the good things in life and a bargain as well! You'll also find some last minute treats for the half term holidays. Click HERE a couple of weeks before your trip to discover all our latest deals

  • Minutes from some of the Med's best beaches
  • Within easy reach of SIX airports with low cost flights from the UK
  • Eurostar & TGV 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 or maybe even a luxury villa with a pool close to the historic centre of Marseillan.

Excuse 1: Homehunter Escapes from £280
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 £280 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. sometimes, you may even Try Before You Buy and stay in a house before making an offer to the owner's agents.

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. He only visited, but another great food writer came, saw and moved here: One of Britain's best loved cooks, Debora Robertson shares, her shopping basket and musings from her new life in the port in her weekly newsletter here


Ryanair has flights from Bristol and  Edimburgh, Manchester and London, into Beziers-Cap d'Agde, just 15 minutes drive 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.

Excuse 3: Bienvenue au Foodie Central

The Château du Port restaurant on the quayside  is prime location. La Table d'Emilie, already in the food guides, has a new chef and owners. New tables arrive with each season and there are more than 20 restaurants walking distance from your front door, not to mention seasonal food festivals on the waterfront throughout the summer. Marseillan is officially FOODIE PARADISE.


Taste seafood chez the fishermen, with oyster shacks or gourmet dining options on the waters' edge ... Even simple seafood lunches and dinners run the range from  oysters or mussels with wine for under 10 euros at the fishermen's shacks La Cabane or Chez Titine to the upmarket fine dining options at the Saint Barth resort tables on the water.

A range of villas and waterside homes, from a family home with its courtyard garden to a row of cottages overlooking the fishing boats - all just a stroll from the plagette and the fisher folk tables.

Check out our COVID-19 precautions and advice to guests HERE for peace of mind during your stay with us.

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


If your favourite villa is already booked up, check and see if we have a new private address to share with you.

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 -sees  the vineyard harvest, the new wine launched with a month of music and parties.

Marseillan in Winter - from the Med to the mountains, sunshine on the waterfront, skiing in the back country. And our legendary Christmas Market with its parades and concerts




Read your way to the Sunshine

THE 400-page guide to Marseillan and a lot of Languedoc was chosen as the UK's Guidebook of the year within months of publication. 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  days out in 50 towns, villages and cities, from the Canal du Midi to the mountains.


Out of print for the past couple of years, now the original edition has been reprinted for next day Amazon Prime delivery in time for your holiday.

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 for details of all routes to the sun from the UK and Ireland.

"The petit 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

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

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(UK) 07522 507 915
(France) 06 06 75 65 59


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