The region is a land of marvels overflowing with natural and historical sites ranging from medieval castles, caves, dolmens, Romanesque churches and abbeys such as Fontfroide or Valmagne. It boasts 5 sites classified by UNESCO as world heritage – such as Carcassonne, known throughout the world for its medieval fortified town, or the Canal du Midi, a major construction linking Toulouse to Sète – and 13 villages featuring amongst the list of “Plus beaux villages de France” such as Saint Guilhem le Désert, a roman village on the way to Santiago de Compostela, Minerve or Olargues.

An exceptional climate, vast protected natural spaces including the “Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc”, the attractions of Sète and Montpellier to the east and the excellent regional infrastructure guarantee an outstanding quality of life and go some way to explaining the demographic growth over the past ten years, twice that of the French metropolitan average.

Marseillan, a charming port:

One of Languedoc’s gems, once named “what St Tropez most probably looked like before Brigitte Bardot went there” by the Guardian, Marseillan is an ancient Phocaean town that charms visitors with its authenticity. The port of Marseillan is a Mediterranean hot spot for water sports, for those sailing on the Canal du Midi and is notably home to a sailing school (Ecole des Glénans).

Through the back streets, you may see the covered market hall built from basalt with its tiled roof, or the façades of the town houses decorated with sculptures made of volcanic rock and the 17th century Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste. You can stroll down to the Noilly Prat storehouse for a vermouth tasting, and along one side or other of the port depending which side is the sun, the wind, the docked boats or your favourite restaurant.

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