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Village & beach

Marseillan is one of the oldest villages in France, having been founded in 535bc by Greek merchants who were extending their commercial activities west along the Mediterranean coast.

Just walking about you can sense the ancient historical legacy left by the Greeks, Romans and Phoenicians as they, each in their turn, came, settled, and left Marseillan.

Whilst here it is difficult not to become immersed in the daily life of South of France with its rich culinary traditions; its open-air markets; its local fetes and of course, with the people who live here.

There is plenty to do in Marseillan with a wide choice of bars, cafés and restaurants both on the port and in the town for you to enjoy.

Our Mediterranean beaches are quickly reached by car and stretch for sandy mile after unbroken sandy mile. The beaches here are amongst the most beautiful and unspoilt in Europe.

You can indulge in different watesports if this is your thing. Or just ease into a relaxing stroll along the Canal du Midi or the Etang de Thau, our pure, salt-water lake where some of the finest oysters in France are grown.

All around in the surrounding countryside are to be found vineyards, golf courses, tennis courts, horse-riding, sailing and so much more.

During the summer months, there is free live music in the town and, not-to-be-missed, the local speciality sport jousting in boasts!

Marseillan is the ideal starting point to discover all that the Languedoc region has to offer. 

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