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Are you on holiday in Marseillan? Prepare yourself for unforgettable experiences! 

 

Wine tasting in the vineyards with a view of the sea, a cocktail workshop at the Noilly Prat house, a return to nature in the Bagnas nature reserve, sunbathing on the 6 kilometres of beach, a romantic interlude in the "Bulle des Sables" spa, a family bike ride... Get ready for a thousand and one experiences, all of them unique, in Marseillan-Ville as well as in Marseillan-Plage!

It is exactly in the port of Marseillan that the mythical James Bond cocktail was born, or more precisely the Noilly Prat house! A real institution in this village on the banks of the Thau lagoon, it offers visitors the chance to try their hand at making their own vermouth-based cocktail, but also to take a trip back in time thanks to its themed guided tours.   Discover To get a first glimpse of the Noilly Prat house, you should choose the guided tour entitled "Discover". Accompanied by the cellar master, let yourself be guided to discover the ancestral know-how of the house, unchanged since 1813, through :  the enclosure, an immense open-air cellar ;  the chamber of secrets where the perfumes of plants and spices from all over the world are concentrated;  a...
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Famous, among other things, for its oysters, the Thau Archipelago offers a glimpse of its gastronomic heritage in the many shellfish farms and oyster bars in the area. But even more surprisingly, in the spa of the Tarbouriech domain... We tell you more in this dedicated article.   The estate Between the vineyards and the lagoon stands an old folly, accompanied by its former wine storehouse... This is the Tarbouriech estate. A true family home managed today by Sabine and Florent, it honours well-being and offers Thau oysters in all their forms. But before telling you more about the activities that await you during your stay at the Tarbouriech estate, let us introduce you to the four rooms and suites in the mansion house, the two lodges in the 13th century barn with the ...
In the Thau Archipelago, there are two ways to eat with your feet in the water: one, facing the lagoon, around a shellfish tasting, the other, facing the sea, in a straw hut. I've been told about both of these local experiences, and I wonder which I'll prefer... Act 1: Shellfish tasting in front of the lagoon Here I am! Here I am at last between Bouzigues and Loupian, the view is breathtaking: the glittering blue of the water and the oyster beds as far as the eye can see... I can even see Sète and its famous Mont Saint-Clair in the distance. Producers offering to taste mussels and oysters from the lagoon, that's not what is missing here! I choose a producer with a singing accent, whose place of production has been tastefully fitted out for tasting. I am warmly welcom...
Festive meals are the ideal occasion to sublimate the riches of our land. Advice, recipe ideas, here are our top 5 local products to have on your table at the end of the year! 1 - Oysters from the Thau basin Their iodine perfume and their characteristic nutty taste make us melt all year round, but it is in the heart of winter that they are at their best. Produced in Bouzigues, Mèze and Marseillan, Thau oysters are an essential part of our festive meals, let's face it! Raw, they go very well with a simple lemon juice, but can also be eaten with a shallot sauce or with a dash of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a turn of the pepper mill. Gratinated, they go wonderfully well with parsley butter, but also with a white wine or leek-based sauce.   Don't hesitate to ask ...
With its family atmosphere, Marseillan will be the ideal destination to satisfy both children and parents during the holidays. And if you are still hesitating to choose the seaside resort for your next stay, let us convince you with our top 8 activities to do with your family. Let's go!   Kithau  We're starting this top off with a bang, as we're offering the bravest among you the chance to try out water sports with Kithau. Beginner or advanced... Adult or child... Everyone can discover one of the region's leading sports: kitesurfing. But the particularity of the establishment is that it offers children from 3 years old to try babyskiing whether they know how to swim or not; and from 4 years old to wakeboard on a ski lift... The ideal way to do activities with the fa...
If you want to pamper yourself or have a romantic get-together during your stay in the Thau Archipelago, we have put together a top 3 list of spas where you can relax while discovering the region's treasures. On the agenda: relaxation in the renowned thermal water of Balaruc-les-Bains, an unusual massage using oyster shells, a 100% made-to-measure treatment in Marseillan...  The O'Balia thermal spa In Balaruc-les-Bains, France's first thermal spa, we take you to discover the O'Balia thermal spa. But before telling you more about the treatments that the establishment has in store for you, we are going to take you on a journey through time.  Indeed, thermalism has been a part of the history of the city of Balaruc since Antiquity, as the resort has one of the hottest and...
Between shellfish farming and vine growing, Marseillan is full of cultural and culinary treasures. Its historic centre, its port, the famous Canal du Midi, its beaches, the Bagnas reserve or the Noilly Prat house, there are so many things to discover. That's why we've put together a top 12 list of Marseillan's must-sees... With a little bonus! So don't wait any longer to explore this charming resort.   The heritage circuit of Marseillan-Ville Your heart sways between Marseillan-Ville and Marseillan-Plage... And that's understandable! If you finally decide during your stay to escape this first one, then you will have the chance to live a unique experience: a trip back in time. Go to the Marseillan reception office or directly here to find out about the different s...
From the foothills of the Gardiole to the shores of the Thau lagoon, here more than anywhere else the vineyards reflect their past. Sun-drenched clay-limestone soils, a combination of wind and a favourable micro-climate, this was all it took for the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans to invest in this terroir and plant vines here. Two millennia later, one of the oldest vineyards in France continues its wine odyssey. A long maturation Sète was still an uninhabited mountain when, in 1666, Louis XIV ordered the construction of a port to facilitate the export of wine throughout Europe. The area produced mainly white wine. Until then, vines had been confined to the plateaux, but they were soon planted on the plains and ended up producing high yields of poor quality wine: a red wave ...
There's nothing like the warmth of a tasty dish to cheer you up when the temperatures drop! Our local specialities, mostly based on fish and seafood, are ideal for indulging yourself while eating locally.  Cuttlefish rust  This is a speciality with a reputation that is well established! Melting pieces of cuttlefish, dipped in a simmering tomato sauce and bound with a delicious aioli... To be enjoyed with potatoes, rice or tagliatelle. A dish whose finesse and flavours will make you fall over, to be discovered in all the good restaurants of the Thau Archipelago.  Stuffed squid  Squid? What's that? They are in fact small squids whose tube (i.e. the body without the tentacles) measures between 8 and 14 centimetres.   Delicately stuffed with a mixture of sausage...
For a successful family holiday, head for Marseillan! The charm of the town, its port and the activities it offers will guarantee you memorable moments with your children.   Cycling routes If you are a two-wheeled enthusiast, we invite you to visit one of the bicycle rental companies in Marseillan and explore the region thanks to no less than 25 kilometres of cycle paths.  You can, among other things, link Marseillan-Ville to Marseillan-Plage, but also go further in the direction of Cap d'Agde, Sète and the Archipelago of Thau. For families who prefer to spend a more relaxed afternoon, we invite you to go to Marseillan-Plage along the Avenue de la Méditerranée to rent your rosalie and pedal while admiring the view of the Plage d'Honneur for example.   La C...
If you are looking for an idea to occupy your winter or summer evenings or to entertain your children, this article is for you! Indeed, the Thau Archipelago is full of theatres and concert halls where young and old alike can be entertained. Theatre, concerts, dance, one-man shows, musical tales, puppets... There's something for everyone and in every season. So, curtain up!  The Molière Theatre, Scène Nationale (Sète) Located along the Avenue Victor Hugo, the Molière Theatre is a well-known venue for the people of Sète. Here you can enjoy theatre, but not only! With nearly forty shows on offer throughout the year, you will be spoilt for choice: music, dance, opera... There are even shows for children. For the record, we owe this Italian-style theatre to the archit...
Oh no, it's raining! Don't panic, whether you are with adults or with your family, we suggest 10 activities to do on the rare days when it rains in the Thau Archipelago.      1 - Let's go to the movies?  Comfortably installed in your seat, with a packet of popcorn in your hand, enjoy the latest films in one of the two cinemas in Sète, the Comoedia and the Palace, at the Taurus in Mèze or the CinéMistral in Frontignan. Block-busters, art house films, screenings for young audiences, you're bound to find something to suit you! In autumn and spring, screenings are also organised every Sunday afternoon at the Piano-Tiroir cultural centre in Balaruc-les-Bains.    2 - Take advantage of the opportunity to learn something new!  In Sète, culture is king and can also ...
For a prestigious and luxurious stay, the Archipelago of Thau is the place to go for your next holiday. Here, you can expect a thousand and one top-of-the-range experiences in beautiful accommodation, restaurants....  The Miramar villa Facing the Mediterranean, with its back to the Thau basin, this is the setting that awaits you at the Villa Miramar! Located in Frontignan, this exceptional guest house, with its 5 "épis" rating from the Gîtes de France, offers four rooms and an unusual cabin, all of which open onto the sea, as well as numerous services and facilities that will make your prestigious stay unforgettable. You can, for example, take advantage of the 17-metre long heated infinity pool to take a dip before enjoying your cocktail on the immersed terrace, o...
With 25 kilometres of fine sandy beaches, you are bound to find the ideal beach for you in the Thau Archipelago! ACCESSIBLE  THE BEACH FOR ALL All the seaside towns in the Thau Archipelago have beaches with walkways and Tiralos® (wheelchairs available at the lifeguard posts) adapted for bathing for people with motor disabilities, but only the beach at Balaruc-les-Bains has the Audioplage® system, which allows people with visual impairments to swim freely, independently and in optimum safety conditions. Balaruc-les-Bains is also one of the few French towns to have been awarded the national Destination for All label, recognising the spa's commitment to overall accessibility for people with disabilities. FAMILY NEVER WITHOUT MY CLANS  There is no shortage of family be...
It is in the Thau archipelago that everything begins or ends, depending on whether you choose to follow the natural course of the Canal du Midi or to go upstream... Yes, the destination also counts among its treasures this jewel classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  So, if you feel like having a new experience on foot, by bike or by boat, you will not be disappointed as this is one of the best ways to visit the maritime city of Sète, cross the Thau lagoon and admire the Pointe des Onglous in Marseillan. A bit of history But before revealing all the activities to do around the Canal du Midi, we suggest you tell us a little more about its history.  Considered as a unique work in the world, we owe this technical feat to Pierre-Paul Riquet who, under the reign ...
If you would like to immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the Thau Archipelago, we look forward to seeing you in 2024 to experience or relive the highlights of our Destination, whatever your desires: gastronomy, history, jousting... The Oursinade (mid-March) Every year in Sète, the Oursinade, a large open-air guinguette, attracts visitors who come to taste the best that the Thau Basin has to offer: sea urchins, but also oysters, mussels, tielles and other gastronomic and wine-making delights of the region. Time in the lagoon (mid-May to mid-June) This is a new event during which artists, scientists, shellfish farmers, fishermen, wine growers and inhabitants share their views on the Thau lagoon. Meetings, debates, shows and workshops will give pride of place to ...
With 6 km of golden sand on a blue background and almost 320 days of sunshine a year, Marseillan's reputation is well established. The seaside resort even has one of the major assets of the Thau Archipelago: it offers holidaymakers the choice of enjoying the view of the oyster beds or the iodised air of the Mediterranean Sea. So many reasons to visit this charming town!   The Rieu beach  On the port side of the town is the charming beach of Le Rieu... Ideal if you spend your holidays at a campsite as many of them offer their guests direct access to the beach. Among them, you will find the Beach Garden campsite, the Dune et Soleil, La Créole, the Beauregard... A little further west, in the town of Cap d'Agde, nudists can enjoy their holiday on the beach dedicated t...
See you in 2024 to vibrate to the same rhythm in the Thau Archipelago! On the programme of this top (non-exhaustive) list of festivals: music, art, good local produce, a little reading and poetry... K-Live (early June) Each year, by leaving their mark on the walls of the city, they enrich the Musée à Ciel Ouvert (MACO) in Sète, which offers an artistic and picturesque stroll all year round, dotted with mural works. But the highlight of the K-Live Festival remains the beginning of June, when urban arts, visual arts and contemporary music concerts converge in the streets of the city centre and in the famous Théâtre de la mer. When I think of Fernande (end of June) When you think of Fernande, you actually think of the most gently impertinent festival in Sète. A real n...
Notice to all those who love good, beautiful and gourmet food! If you are in need of shellfish, wine and more generally of exceptional products, then your stay in Marseillan promises to be gourmet!   Noilly Prat Your gastronomic interlude begins on the outskirts of the port of Marseillan, and more precisely at the Noilly Prat house. As soon as you set foot in this institution, you will be transported back to 1813, the date on which the house was created. In the company of the cellar master, go back in time over 200 years to understand the subtleties of the first French vermouth and the know-how to make it. You will first be able to meander between the Enclos cellars (open-air cellar) and then discover all the perfumes and spices of the Herboristerie and the Brand ...
Summer is shaping up to be beautiful, hot and long... the perfect recipe for a lovely evening with friends or family. But what about spicing things up with an unusual experience at sunset? That's what we've come up with in this top list of things to do at dusk! Kayakmed  We're off to a great start with a sea kayaking excursion on the Bassin de Thau. But before you take to the water with your paddle, let your instructor tell you what's in store for you on this tour with the evocative name "Sun Sète" (6-9pm). Once you've been introduced to the water, you can finally head off in the direction of Les Thocs, a real lagoon in Languedoc. It's here that you can watch the sunset while sipping a glass of local Muscat. Find out more here. A little extra: Kayakmed has been awarded ...
No matter which destination you have chosen for your holiday in the Thau archipelago, we invite you to take advantage of these few days to get away from it all and discover the 14 communes that make up our destination.  You can also find more information in our magazine.   Balaruc-le-Vieux Set on a hillock, the village dominates the creek of the corner with a view on the lagoon. A medieval village wrapped in its ramparts, which magnifies the past. We love to get lost in its narrow streets. Discover Balaruc-le-Vieux   Balaruc-les-Bains The first spa in France, Louis Bonaparte already came here for a cure in the 19th century! People come here to enjoy the benefits of its thermal waters, but also to stroll through the flowery alleys of the Mediterranean Ant...