Traces of Roman rule and even older vestiges of human life whisper to us that the history of Marseillan goes back very far.
Port rive gauche, at the heart of an authentic village
Once a significant port for wine trade, Marseillan today is a relatively undiscovered, lovely little fishing village and a vibrant stopover for yachtsmen from the open sea and Canal du Midi. At its heart, Hotes de Francehas restored a 19th-century municipal wine warehouse, formerly used for storing the village wines. Port Rive Gauche invites its guest to live in perfect harmony with the secret Mediterranean.
A unique world
Today, Marseillan’s harbour is reserved for leisure sailors, offering more than 300 moorings year-round. 200 meters away is Marseillan Village, famous for its Venetian-style covered daily market selling fresh fish, meats and vegetables, as well as a host of breads, pastry and delicatessen. Discover its small bars, restaurants, craft boutiques, Antiques, etc...
In Marseillan, but also in Sète, Bouzigues ou Mèze, you can attend historical, highly competitive tournaments between teams of fishermen.
History, art and culture fans will be enchanted by the region’s rich heritage: Cathar castles, historical sites and abbeys like the Cistercian abbey of Valmagne in Villeveyrac with its garden and vineyard, or the abbeys of Fontfroide and Lagrasse.