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Magnificent waterfront apartment with panoramic views-Gabian at Port Rive Gauche

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

A stylish 2 bedroom modern waterfront apartment, with dramatic sea views


Gabian (the local name for seagull) is a modern apartment situated on the edge of the Etang de Thau in Port Rive Gauche, a luxury building constructed in a style reflecting local traditions, on the site of an old wine warehouse. It is located in the historic port of Marseillan, between Sete and Agde in the South of France, where the Canal du Midi reaches the Mediterranean in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon.

The stylish two-bedroom apartment offers elegant and comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to four people, with one double and two single beds.The apartment is stylishly decorated and furnished in light natural shades.A series of large French windows gives a wonderful feeling of light to the rooms, with dramatic views over the Etang, the fishing port, the oyster beds and Sète.

The apartment is, on the second floor of Batiment B at Port Rive Gauche and is easily accessible by stairs or lift. It is fully air-conditioned and has free WiFi.

The bedrooms have french windows onto the terrace: one bedroom has a large double bed and the other has 2 single beds. There are fitted wardrobes in both rooms.

Open plan living and dining room: the dual-aspect room has five sets of large French windows which lead onto balconies and the shaded terrace. There are spectacular views over the étang, the fishing port to the left, and the entrance to the pleasure port to the right. The living room has comfortable seating and the large bleached wood dining table seats six.

The kitchen: the kitchen is conveniently placed and has all the modern equipment necessary for preparing drinks, snacks and even full meals if you want to eat ‘at home’ whilst enjoying one of the best views in the south of France. There is a dish-washer, large fridge, induction hob and multi-function oven. An electric kettle, coffee-maker, toaster, cookware and cooking utensils are provided, and there is sufficient crockery, cutlery and glassware to entertain friends.

The bathroom: the bathroom has a luxury bath and a separate walk-in shower with overhead rain-shower, a wash basin and heated towel rail. There is a separate toilet with wash basin.

The terrace: the spacious terrace has a table and seating for four, two deck chairs and two garden chairs.

Additional facilities: bath and hand towels are provided. There is a hair dryer.

There is a communal laundry room with washing machine and separate drier, and an iron and ironing board in the apartment. A cot and a high chair can be provided if requested in advance.

Parking: secure on-site car parking is available for small and medium-sized cars in the space allocated to Gabian in the private Port Rive Gauche garage. Free parking is available at Tabarka Port close to the building.


Marseillan is both chic and authentic, an unspoiled medieval village with an ancient commercial port now the home to yachts and pleasure boats. It offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, and combines the attractions of a small port, the traditions of wine-making and shellfish farming with the fun of the beach at nearby Marseillan Plage.

The picturesque port, which as early as Roman times was a busy place of commerce dealing in wine and local produce, is still a busy wine-making centre: the famous Noilly Prat and local Richemer wines are made in picturesque caves on the quay-side and the caves of Madeleine St Jean are close to the fishing port of Tabarka, a stones’ throw from Port Rive Gauche.

Marseillan has the full range of shops, including a small indoor market, and an outdoor market fills the streets on Tuesdays during the spring and summer. The nearest boulangerie is not far from the end of the port, near the theatre. There are a number of small outlets that sell fresh seafood. The Spar shop in the centre of the town at Place Carnot has a good range of essentials and there is a large Carrefour as you leave Marseillan in the direction of Bessan. There is a petrol station at Carrefour (open 24/7).


The Etang de Thau, is the largest lagoon on the Mediterranean coast, and with the surrounding protected nature reserves, is home to a variety of bird life, including ibis, flamingos and some very noisy ducks! Oysters and mussels cultivated in the clear waters of the étang are sent all over Europe. The étang also marks the end of the Canal du Midi from which boats depart towards Carcassonne and Bordeaux. The lagoon is separated from the Mediterranean by a narrow spit – a long sandy beach running from Marseillan Plage to Sète.


With its sandy beaches, safe swimming, seaside shops and restaurants Marseillan Plage is the ideal family holiday resort. There is a 6km cycle path from Marseillan to Marseillan Plage.


Languedoc-Roussillon is packed with places brimming with history and remarkable natural sites. The region’s history stretches back to the C12th and the times of the Cathars. There are eight UNESCO world heritage site including the Canal du Midi ; Carcassonne, le Pont du Gard, Arles, Avignon and Albi; les Causses and les Cévennes.


Sète, the ‘Venice of the Languedoc’, is a busy fishing port with excellent restaurants, markets, galleries and museums. At night the distant lights of the corniche at the foot of Mont St Clair can be seen across the water from Port Rive Gauche.

Bouzigues, with its row of small restaurants along the side of the étang, invites you to try the freshly caught oysters and mussels with a glass of Picpoul de Pinet , the local white wine that goes so well with seafood.

Pezenas is home to a number of artisan and antique shops and market stall traders. There are magnificently restored hotels particuliers (town houses) and the interesting Molière museum.

Saint Guilhem-le-Desert is a picturesque medieval village with the remains of an abbey and a monastery.


Agde, Beziers, Oppidum d’Ensérune, Ecluses (Locks) de Fonserannes at Béziers, the Abbaye of Valmagne.

And a little further:

Narbonne, Carcassonne, Nîmes, Arles, Aigues Mortes, the Carmargue, the Pont du Gard, and the Cathar strongholds of Peyrepertuse and Cucugnan.


The national park of the Haut-Languedoc has innumerable marked trails including the chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Here, a little effort will reward you with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, at times as far as the snow-capped Pyrenees.

For gentler walks through the garrigue with its wild herbs, the olive groves, and vineyards there are plenty of marked footpaths in the hills just inland.

La Grotte de Clamouse is an underground wonderland of rock and crystal formations.

La Grotte des Demoiselles was used as a refuge by the Protestants at the time of the wars of religion.

Le Cirque de Navacelle, upstream from the Gorges de la Vis, is a vast natural amphitheatre carved out of the limestone by a meandering river.

More Details

Property Manager
Audrey Palla
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marseillan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The toilet is separate, with an additional washbasin.
  • The bathroom has a bath with a shower attachment, but there is a separate walk-in shower with a rain shower together with a normal shower head. The toiled is separate, with an additional washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 opens on to the terrasse, and has a large king-size bed and a fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 2 also opens out on to the terrasse, and has two single beds. There is a fitted wardrobe.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A wide range of water sports and other activities are available locally. For details see the link to the website.


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Magnificent waterfront apartment with panoramic views-Gabian at Port Rive Gauche
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  • 5 of 5

Es war das Geld wert an diesem schönen Ort zu verweilen

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Roeder Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Andrew Phillips
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Beziers/Cap d'Agde
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Marseillan Port
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Agde, Sete or Beziers
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A9 or A75
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Marseillan Port
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Marseillan Plage
Car: not necessary


You can eat in a different restaurant in Marseillan every night. Try La Table d’Emilie in the centre for haute cuisine, and Le Glacier with its oyster bar and the finest seafood dishes.

On the port you have a wide choice: Chateau du Port, Taverne du Port, an authentic restaurant and wine cellar, the brasserie Maison de Camille, and Rive Droite for pizza, pasta and more! A small distance away is Chez Phillipe in Rue Suffren.

Further afield, you can taste wonderful seafood at restaurants all along the étang, ranging from the sheds of the producers to much more sophisticated places. Bouzigues is good for oysters, with restaurants along the shore.

Other restaurants we enjoy are -

Pezenas La Pré St Jean 18 Av Mar.Leclerc 0467981531

L’Entre Pots 8 Av Louis-Montagne 0467900000

Balaruc Le St-Clair Quai du Port 0467484891

Sérignan l’Harmonie Parking de la Cigalière 0467323930


Vineyards cover almost 300, 000 ha. In Languedoc-Rousillon and date back to pre-Roman times. More wine is produced in the region than in the whole of the United States. The local area, between Beziers and Montpellier, is home to an appellation known as Coteaux de Languedoc, and within this are there are several geographical denominations. One of these is the local wine Languedoc-Picpoul de Pinet, grown in the region between (but not in) Marseillan, Pinet and Mèze. Although Picpoul is not a self-contained appellation there are two separate appellations in the region, St Chinian and Faugeres, both to the north of Beziers, in the foothills.

Most of the vineyards in the region are open for tastings and sales, but if it seems a bit forbidding just to turn up and buy, go to the local Cave Cooperatives you find in every village, or to the “Maisons des Vins” which have wines from a number of growers in the local region.

Languedoc: Maison des Vins de Languedoc, close to exit 30 on the A9 in Lattes, part of Montpellier

St Chinian: La Maison des vins de St Chinian in the market place.

Faugeres: Le caveau des Schistes, on the D909 in Laurens


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.14
Tax Rate 10.0%

The tourist tax, of 0.82€ per person per night (from April to September for those over 12), is included in your rent.
The rates include sheets and towels and cleaning at the end of your stay. For stays of more than seven days the sheets and towels will be changed and the apartment cleaned in the middle of your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.