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Quayside Apartment Marseillan

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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This beautiful, stylish first floor 1 bedroom duplex apartment, set within a gated access courtyard of beautiful fig trees, features an open plan fully fitted kitchen-lounge-diner, exposed original stonework and its own private spacious sun drenched balcony, a most idyllic space for breakfast ,lunch or dinner We apparently have the most comfortable double bed in Marseillan!! The apartment is just 30 meters from the stunning port side and its wonderful restaurants. Privacy is assured in this development and you will know that you are always just a few yards from the many recreational and relaxing opportunities that Marseillan possesses. The property come fully equipped with Wi fi and internet connection ( from 2014) Marseillan sits on a large salt-water lake, the Étang de Thau and is th...This beautiful, stylish first floor 1 bedroom duplex apartment, set within a gated access courtyard of beautiful fig trees, features an open plan fully fitted kitchen-lounge-diner, exposed original stonework and its own private spacious sun drenched balcony, a most idyllic space for breakfast ,lunch or dinner We apparently have the most comfortable double bed in Marseillan!! The apartment is just 30 meters from the stunning port side and its wonderful restaurants. Privacy is assured in this development and you will know that you are always just a few yards from the many recreational and relaxing opportunities that Marseillan possesses. The property come fully equipped with Wi fi and internet connection ( from 2014) Marseillan sits on a large salt-water lake, the Étang de Thau and is the southern Entreport for the Canal du Midi. The village is tranquil, with its heart still within the lines of the old walls. There are some 18 cafes and restaurants. From local oyster bars to Michelin starred eateries For sun, sea and sand there is Marseillan Plage, a purpose built holiday resort on the Mediterranean itself. (Some 3 km (1.9 mi) from Marseillan Ville). The port is a protected heritage site, and the altar and organ in the church are also listed. There has been virtually no new building in the heart of the village since the 17th century, many of the houses date from the twelfth century. History There is dispute as to who exactly founded the village. Marseille claims that honour, understandable because of the two names. But both names are derived from the Greco/Phoenician Massaliotes who extended trading routes from the eastern Mediterranean. The Massaliotes certainly founded Marseille around 600 BC and, shortly after, Agde. Thus Agde is the second oldest town in France. But who founded Marseillan? As Agde is only 8 km (5.0 mi) it seems most likely that the Agatois were the founders. Either way the origins of all three places lie with the Greco/Phoenicians. And, either way, Marseillan is one of the oldest villages in France. The Romans established the port, and with the Via Domitia running close they also established a rest and recreation centre. Many legionnaires took their discharge at Marseillan, and with it a grant of land - on which they grew vines. Fishing The Étang de Thau on which Marseillan lies is a shallow body of water. The conditions are perfect for shellfish and 18 different sorts are fished from the Etang. As the water is Class A they can be eaten straightaway. Most notable are the oysters and the mussels. 'Bouziques' oysters, from the Etang, provide about 10% of France's annual oyster consumption. They are cultivated from oyster tables with one farmer able to bring up a family comfortably on the production from two tables. Mussels are taken from the rich band of mussel-friendly water that runs along the Mediterranean coast from Marseillan to Marseilles. Marseillan fishers work 3 km from the shore, with the Agatois in larger boats fishing further out. Sea fish are also caught in the Etang. They are carried in by the force of the current generated by the narrowness of the canals Wines Table wines are produced, with the most beautiful being Picpoul de Pinet - an attractive white wine with a slight green tint and a little sparkle. About a million bottles annually are produced by the 'cave co-operative'. The Noilly Prat company came to Marseillan in 1853, and is still producing its vermouths on the same site. Mr Noilly had created the vermouth in Lyon in 1813. His son, with an English partner (Mr Prat), came to Marseillan to commercialise their product because the local wines were very suitable and the climate was ideal. Weather Marseillan has some 300 sunny days a year, and ground frosts (at worst) in mid-winter. From time-to-time a little snow falls, but this only dusts the ground and is gone by mid-day. Marseillanais make day trips into the mountains to experience snowballing and to make snowmen. The prevailing winds are from the south-west, and south. Marseillan receives the hot winds from the Sahara but, fortunately, does not suffer the pink sand that those winds carry out to sea. The Mistral blows down the Rhone valley and, although a northerly wind is sometimes referred to as a “mistral” it has none of the severity nor persistence of the true version. Local Restaurants and Cafes La Brasserie du Soleil La Brasserie Du Soleil is situated at the waters edge at 34 Quai Antonin Gros Chez Philippe An extremely good bistro, very professional, with a menu that starts at 15-20 E it is always advisable to book a table in advance. Cote Sud 18 quai Antonin Gros La Table D'Emilie 8 Place Carnot, Le Chalut At Marseillan Plage, Le Chalut, Avenue de la Mediterranee tel Le Scampi Two other Restaurants that I must mention - 'Le Scampi', Rue de la Mediterranee, La Taverne Du Port 4 rue Edouard Adam, 34340 Marseillan, France Activities Sailing Beach combing Recreation Center Horse riding Cycling on the Canal De Midi Naturist beach Cap D'Agde Nearby cities of Beziers and Montpellier Rugby Amenities All shopping within 100 meters of Apartment Wineries Churches Theatre / Film More
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Kim E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
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Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

This was our 2nd stay here and hopefully not our last. The apartment is so central and has everything we need for a comfortable stay. Love it !

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank J K
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Reviewed 22 August 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Wonderful apartment with a great location in the heart of the quai in Marsellian. Cosy restaurants and bars just outside. Apartment has a very good air condition , washing maschine and very nice with the bedroom upstairs. It was lovely to sit outside on the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We loved this apartment! Just a nice size for 2 people with everything we needed. It was lovely to come back to after a day on the Marseillan and Cap D'Agde beaches or sightseeing. Aircon was definitely needed with the temperatures we had - average...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank VanessaClarke
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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When we saw this apartment in the Summer of 2011 we fell in love with it immediately. We had initially seen the courtyard which it is situated and said how wonderful it must be to live there. We were then delighted to find an apartment for sale and immediately put in an offer which was accepted that same day. We have now completed a full refurbishment of the property. There is a brand new kitchen, A slate grey and black tiled shower room with excellent shower. The floor has been re tiled with a beautiful local cream stone and A/C has been installed in the lounge and bedroom. The first floor balcony has a dinning table overlooking the stunning gardens and fig trees and the waters edge is only 30 meters away. All appliances are brand new. We believe this apartment will be ideal for couples seeking either total relaxation or the many activities on offer. Our 'MEET AND GREET' service takes the stress out of your arrival giving you more time to enjoy your holiday. and new for 2014 wifi, satellite TV and Broadband for your internet connections 'Out of season long weekends' a possibility
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In July and August, Take your place by the port as the boys and young men of Marseillan compete in the eccentric local sport known as Lou Capelet or the cours de la bigue. Dating back to an obscure naval recruitment ritual, the event is charged with as much pastis as testosterone as competitors are obliged to drink a Ricard in every bar in town before the games begin. A ship's mast is liberally greased, swivelled across a barge and suspended over the water. The lads compete to race up the slippery pole and grab a hat perched at the very end. The town band plays, the mayor salutes the sportsmen, carnival queens flutter their eyelashes at their champions and an excitable running commentary keeps the crowds informed as prize money rises higher throughout the afternoon. Of course, they a...
How to get there
BY AIR Bezier / Cap D'Agde Aeroport - 15 minutes by Car Montpellier 35 Minutes by Car Nimes one hour by car Carcassonne 75 minutes by car Perpignan 70 minutes by car Girona ( Spain) 2 hours by car Marseilles 2 hours by car Tolouse 2 hours by car Check out the best air routes at http://www.marseillanvillage.co.uk/11.html BY RAIL TGV to Cap d'Agde. From the UK change at Paris or Lille and be in the region in around 6 Hours. ( Nearest Station Cap d'Agde). BY CAR From the Channel Ports - head to Paris. From the boulevard Périphérique follow signs for Clermont Ferrand, taking the A6, A10 and then the A71 motorway which becomes the toll-free A75 from Clermont Ferrand to Pezenas (the only charge on the A75 is for crossing the world's highest bridge, Norman Foster's amazing Millau Vidauct...
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