Summertime in Marseillan ... and the living is Easy.

Our picturesque coastal town, in the Real South of France, hosts a multitude of vibrant celebrations and cultural festivities throughout the year. It is in Summertime, however, that the town really comes alive ... with various events that showcase the rich heritage, maritime traditions, and joyful spirit of its residents.

One such event that is establishing itself firmly in the Marseillan musical program is Jazz on the Port. International invited guests rub shoulders with local musicians to bring a feast of jazz styles and swingtime classics, to charm your ears and get your feet tapping.

The small and personal vibe of Marseillan means you too might be rubbing shoulders with those same musicians, in the cafes and bars of town, as the warm evenings invite us to "share a glass or two" late into of the night.

And "Why not?" A lifetime of holiday memories have been made like this ...



With 25 kilometres of fine sandy beaches, you are bound to find the ideal beach for you in the Thau Archipelago!

Are you looking for a run at sunrise, a sunbed in the morning, a seafood platter at your chosen beach restaurant, or a cocktail in the early evening to dance, facing the setting sun?

Take your choice of beaches. Starting at Marseillan Plage, moving East to Robinson, then Castellas, before reaching Listel then Villeroy. Everyone has a different "feel" and offers different extras. Whether you are looking for simple snacks, refreshing drinks, or more refined dining ... you can find it all on our Mediterranean shores. And even visit the Listel Winery to sample their unique wines from sand-grown vines.

Access is easy: Hop on and off the convenient bus service to the beaches, or drive and park at convenient beach-side car parks. And if you're feeling more energetic, there's always the dedicated cycle path that links Marseillan all the way to Sète.


  1. Coastal Trails: Marseillan is ideally situated along the Mediterranean coast, offering breathtaking views of the sea. You can embark on coastal bike rides along well-maintained paths that provide both scenic vistas and opportunities to stop and relax on the sandy beaches. These routes allow you to breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy the tranquility of the coastline.
  2. Étang de Thau Loop: One of the highlights of biking in Marseillan is the opportunity to cycle around Étang de Thau, the largest coastal lagoon in the region. The lagoon's flat terrain makes for a pleasant and relatively easy ride. As you pedal along the shores of Étang de Thau, you can take in panoramic views of the water, observe local wildlife, and enjoy the serenity of the lagoon.
  3. Vineyard Tours: Marseillan is surrounded by picturesque vineyards, and cycling through the vine-covered hillsides is a popular activity. You can explore the wine country on designated bike routes that take you through lush vineyards, past centuries-old wineries, and charming villages. Many vineyards offer wine tastings and tours, making it a unique wine and cycling experience.
  4. Historic Marseillan: Within the town itself, cycling allows you to explore the historic streets and landmarks of Marseillan at a leisurely pace. Navigate through cobblestone streets, visit the charming port area, and discover hidden gems such as the medieval church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Cycling in town provides a more intimate connection with the local culture and architecture.
Biking around Marseillan and its picturesque surroundings is a delightful way to explore the beauty of this coastal town in the south of France. Whether you're a dedicated cyclist or just looking for a leisurely ride, Marseillan offers a range of scenic routes and cycling experiences that cater to all levels of riders. Here's what you can expect when biking around Marseillan:


Go directly to the harbour-front and book the boat of your choice for a 2 hour, half-day or full day trip around the Etang. Or even an evening Apero cruise!

With simple and easy small boats, capacity up to 6 people, and friendly instruction. For more information please click the link below:



Take advantage of Les Glenans Sailing School's prime position, on the banks of The Canal du Midi, with direct access to L'Etang du Thau. Contact the school directly for details of their sailing courses in this friendly and sociable environment, just minutes from Marseillan Town's main harbour.




  1. Viticultural Diversity: Marseillan is surrounded by a patchwork of vineyards that benefit from a variety of soil types, microclimates, and elevations. This diversity allows for the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties, from classic French varietals like Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan to international favorites like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
  2. Wine Tradition: The history of winemaking in Marseillan dates back centuries, with many vineyards and wineries boasting generations of winemaking expertise. Families have passed down their traditions, techniques, and love for the land, resulting in wines that blend tradition with innovation.
  3. AOP Designations: Marseillan is part of the larger Languedoc wine region, known for its Appellations d'Origine Protégée (AOP) designations. AOP wines are subject to strict regulations that ensure quality and authenticity. Within the region, you can find AOP designations such as Picpoul de Pinet and Coteaux du Languedoc, each with its own unique character and flavor profile.
  4. Picpoul de Pinet: One of the standout wines produced in Marseillan is Picpoul de Pinet. This white wine, made from the Picpoul grape, is known for its crisp acidity, citrus notes, and bright, refreshing character. It pairs wonderfully with the local seafood and is often enjoyed by visitors in the town's restaurants.
  5. Wine Tours and Tastings: Many local vineyards in Marseillan offer wine tours and tastings, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore the winemaking process, from vine to bottle. Guided tours often include visits to the vineyards, cellars, and barrel rooms, followed by tastings of the estate's wines.
  6. Wine Festivals: Marseillan hosts wine festivals throughout the year, welcoming any excuse for for wine-related celebrations. These festivals showcase the region's wines and bring together locals and tourists for wine tastings, food pairings, and live entertainment.
  7. Sustainability: Many vineyards in Marseillan are committed to sustainable and organic farming practices. This dedication to environmentally friendly viticulture not only benefits the environment but also contributes to the production of high-quality, terroir-driven wines.
  8. Scenic Beauty: Marseillan's vineyards are often set against a backdrop of rolling hills, lush greenery, and quaint villages dotted in the distance. Cycling or hiking through these predominantly flat landscapes is a popular activity, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside.
  9. Cellar Door Sales: Some local vineyards have cellar door sales, where you can purchase directly from the winery. This is an excellent way to discover unique, small-batch wines and support local producers.
The local vineyards in Marseillan, nestled in the heart of the Languedoc wine region in the south of France, are a source of pride and a testament to the rich winemaking heritage of the area. These vineyards produce a diverse range of wines, each reflecting the unique terroir and expertise of the local winemakers. Here's a glimpse into the world of Marseillan's local vineyards:
Visiting the local vineyards in Marseillan offers a delightful journey into the world of Languedoc wines. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or simply looking to savour the flavours of the region, Marseillan's vineyards provide a captivating and authentic experience where you can appreciate the art of winemaking and the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Everything happening in Marseillan

For the latest information on all the events taking place in Marseillan and the surrounding area, click on this link to the Petit Marseillanais web page.
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