Travelling Around the Occitanie Region and the Languedoc Area
The Languedoc (part of Occitanie, an area of several recently amalgamated districts in the south of France) is centrally placed for easy access from all parts of France and the village of Marseillan is readily approached from any direction, either by air, car or train.
Arriving by Air
The nearest major airport, Montpellier Mediterranée, is a small international airport approximately 45 kms north of Marseillan. It receives a number of domestic flights daily and also from several European countries, the UK and Morocco. This airport is a pick up point for lease cars and also has the usual range of rental car companies operating within the airport.
From Montpellier you can drive to Marseillan or you can take a taxi to Montpellier Gare (the railway station) and catch a train to Agde, from which you can take a taxi to Marseillan (around 10 kms away). There are no rental car options in Agde, but there is a car rental company in nearby Cap d’Agde.
Beziers also now has a small airport (names Beziers/Cap d’Agde), with a range of flights from England, Scotland, Germany and Sweden, as well as domestic flights in France. Rental cars can also be picked up at this airport and buses to Agde and Marseillan meet each flight.
Further away, Toulouse and Marseille have international airports where you can pick up rental cars, or catch trains to Montpellier, Beziers or Agde and then on to Marseillan by bus, car or taxi.
Arriving by Train
Montpellier (the station is named Montpellier-St Roch) is a central point for trains from many parts of France and Spain. It is one of the few stopping points for the TGV (fast) trains which run between Paris and Spain, although a limited number of TGVs also stop at Agde.
From Montpellier-St Roch Gare the best choice is to get a rental car – rental car firms are located at the station.
Alternatively, you could get a local train to Agde and take a taxi or bus to Marseillan or, if you want to rent a car, take a taxi to nearby Cap d’Agde where there is a rental car firm.
If you are coming from the south or west, you may prefer Beziers (25 km south of Marseillan) as your train travel destination, pick up your rental car there.
Arriving by Car
If you are already travelling in Europe by car, you can approach Marseillan from many directions.
From the North and East:
If you travel down from Paris though Lyons, best option is to get onto the A9 Motorway which runs from the north, past Montpellier and on down into Spain. The roads around Montpellier are very busy and travelling on the local roads can be very slow. You can leave the A9 at Exit 33 for Sete/Meze and travel dfown alongside the Basin de Thau through Meze and on to Marseillan.
If you come down from the north through Clermont Ferrand on the A75, you can branch off at Montagnac (exit 58) and drive across to Marseillan.
From the West:
Coming from the A65 through Toulouse, you should take the Agde exit (No.34) and travel though Florensac to Marseillan on the D18.
From the South:
Again, the A9 is your best option, exiting at the Agde off-ramp (No.34) and travelling through Florensac to Marseillan on the D18.
Help to Find your Way
Whatever travel method you decide upon, if you let us know your plans, we can supply you with detailed maps and directions right to the front door.