Where to stay around Marseillette?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 739 holiday lettings near Marseillette. From 291 houses to 218 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Marseillette is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Marseillette?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Marseillette. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne: 1,177 holiday lettings
  • Medieval City: 1,171 holiday lettings
  • Aude Gate: 1,168 holiday lettings
  • Narbonnaise Gate: 1,174 holiday lettings
  • Lagrasse Abbey: 1,302 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Marseillette listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Marseillette?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 291 houses in Marseillette. Our other popular types of Marseillette holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 218 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 80 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 74 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chateaus and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Marseillette?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 388 holiday homes with pool available in Marseillette. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Aude, Languedoc Roussillon - "Marseillette, Carcassonne and surrounding areas"

    Marseillette is a grape growing village in the south Minervois region with an approximate population of 700. It has a Church dating back to the 12 century and of course the famous Canal du Midi flowing right through it. Marseillette has existed since the 10th Century and certain research has shown that it may have existed 2000 years AD in the Bronze Age under the name Villacano. The village was built on the highest piece of land and a fort was made with only 1 entrance which is still there today. There is now a clock tower on what was the first telecommunication structure in the world in the 14th Century.

    Marseillette is also famous in the region for it's dried salt water lake (etang). In the 12th Century when it was still a lake, it carried a lot of disease. In the end it was an Irish lady, Madame de Lawless who, in 1804 after agreement from Napoleon, decided to drain the lake. In 1808 with 300 workmen, they dug 3 drainage ditches to remove the water. Because the ground was full of salt, they then had to build more channels and a tunnel to carry water from the River Aude. This is still used today to regulate the water and salt levels in the "etang" . Because of the salt in the ground it prevents any frosts in winter and therefore makes it an ideal place for growing vines, apples and rice.

    Marseillette is only 20 minutes away from the Medieval City of Carcassonne where there is a double walled city with 52 turrets. Originally the base of the towers were Roman but after the advances of the invading Muslims in the middle ages and subsequent Crusade against the Albigensians and finally the Hundred Years War meant the fortress was extended and several others in the region erected. Nowadays, many impressive fortresses perched on high rocky cliffs and ancient villages still bear witness to a lost religion of the Cathars. Today, the city is a working city, full of houses, a school, shops, restaurants, hotels and historical sites.

    Marseillette is positioned between the River Aude and the Canal du Midi. Only 45 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, 1 hour from Spain, with the Pyrenees in the distance to the south and the Montagne Noire to the north. It is still a very plush, green area even with it's high summer temperatures which means it's an attractive place to visit all year round. Plenty of activities close to hand, golf, canoeing, horse riding, cycling, walking, bird watching, fishing, adventure parks, swimming, sailing and wind surfing, scuba diving and for something a little more sedate there are several Spa towns offering Thermal waters. You are spoilt in the region for good wines and restaurants. Try the local Cassoulet in winter or fresh Oysters from the nearby Oyster beds.

    The Canal du Midi was the brainchild of Paul Riquet in the 17th century. It extends 150 miles (240 kms) with an impressive 350 locks and the towpath is lined with 300 year old trees. For 15 years from 1666, 12,000 men wielded shovels and woven reed baskets to remove the earth. Unfortunately, Paul Riquet died after being ill and exhausted without having seen his life's work completed. You can take a boat ride along the Canal du Midi from nearby Homps, Trebes or in Carcassonne. Just sitting and watching the canal boats navigate their way along the canal is a delight. In Beziers only 30 minutes away there is a set of 9 locks (ecluses). Whatever the age group, you will be able to find interesting and varied things to do. This is not a region just to visit for the summer holidays it can offer so much all year around. Come and experience the Xmas markets or help out with hand picking the grapes in September (vendange) and see the spectacular autumn colours.

    Written by Pauline Johnson - Owner of Property 52941 in Marseillette, France

    Exploring the natural features in Marseillette

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Marseillette is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Cabrespine Cave (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
    • La Curiosite de L'Auriol (11.3 mi / 18.3 km)
    • Les Gorges de la Cesse (12.4 mi / 20 km)
    • Les Gorges du Brian (14 mi / 22.5 km)