Weekend at Etang de Thau

From the harbor or aboard a boat, you’ll have the chance to see the region’s fishermen and oyster farmers at work. You can also enjoy oysters and mussels on the banks of the pond in a picturesque, energetic atmosphere.

Oyster farming in a natural marine environment

The Thau lagoon covers some 7,500 hectares, making it the largest natural basin in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Since ancient times, it has been renowned for its mussel and oyster farming, with some 2,000 people a day working in oyster beds that are generally family-run.

On site, you’ll have the chance to chat with local oyster farmers or take exceptional views of the harbor, boats or rare birds of the region.
Don’t miss out on a trip to one of the riverside restaurants, where you can order a seafood dish cooked the traditional way.

Leisure activities near the Thau Basin

Around theEtang de Thau, numerous sites offer fun activities for all tastes: sailing, kayaking, windsurfing or kitesurfing. You can also take a bike ride around the port or visit theEtang de Thau museum with the whole family. If you’re interested in ancient heritage, take a tour of the Noilly Prat cellars not far from the Thau Basin: for over 200 years, the famous Marseillan winery has specialized in the production of French vermouth, with authentic know-how handed down to each new generation.

Make the most of your visit to theEtang de Thau by booking your stay at La Demeure Terrisse, where comfort and charm await you. We are located at 2, rue du général de Gaulle, Marseillan. Call us on 04 67 21 07 02 or 06 16 71 79 86, or contact us online using the form provided or by e-mail at contact@demeureterrisse.com.

The Etang de Thau is a treasure trove of plant and animal species.

Flamingos, cormorants, storks and many other species visit us every year.