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Welcome to Rue de l'amour

A helpful guide to your stay in Marseillan

10, Rue de L’amour, Marseillan, 34340

Here’s our useful info, click the blue-links these should take you to even more useful info and websites on your PC / Tablet / Phone etc.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles:
Nearest airports Bezier Cap d’Agde (15mins), Montpellier (40mins) Nimes, Carcasonne, Perpignan (approx 1hr)
Beziers Airport Shuttles (Ligne 210 Aeroport Navette) area bus services and routemaps
Nearest train station Agde train services or
Taxi from Aeroport / Gare Taxis des 7 Fonts Tel 04 67 01 55 12 or advance reservations online.
Car rentals – discounted rates are available for our guests, use following link when booking rhinocarhire discount
also www.holidayautos or for more online deals.
Aeroport Navette / bus service linking Ryanair flights in & out of Bezier Cap d’Agde airport – Marseillan fare approx €1.60.
The Gare Routiere / bus stop is at the corner of Ave de la Marine & place Pradet, next to square at (parking le port). Just be aware that they
don’t usually run on public holidays, so you may need to arrange alternative transportation if you arrive or leave on one of those days.

Driving - how to find your way to Marseillan:
The Michelin website is excellent for directions, drive times, fuel and autoroute toll costs. The house will be available
from 16.00 on Saturdays, unless we have agreed other options, so you may want to factor this into your travel calculations.

> North (A10-A71-A75 PARIS – CLERMONT FERRAND – VIADUC DE MILLAU) exit A75 at Jnc. 59 take N113 towards MONTAGNAC, MÈZE,
MARSEILLAN pass Montagnac at next roundabout take D51 to MARSEILLAN.

> East (MONTPELLIER / NIMES) exit autoroute A9 at Junction 33, towards MEZE - N113 pass Meze direction Montagnac / Pezenas. At 2nd
roundabout take 3rd exit: D51 twds MARSEILLAN VILLE.

> South approach by boat from the Mediterranean or Le Canal du Midi…. arrive in the beautiful port of Marseillan !!

> West (PERPIGNAN / CARCASSONNE / BEZIER) exit A9 / A75 at Jnc. 35 take D612 towards Vias / Agde exit - Adge centre and follow D51
signs to MARSEILLAN. If you miss the exit to Agde continue on D612 to Marseillan Plage then take D51 to MARSEILLAN VILLE (which may
actually be easier the first time you arrive)
(Alternative route, if you have a good map & nerves! exit A9 at Jnc 34 - Bessan cross-country route to Marseillan)

MARSEILLAN CENTRE VILLE – head towards the church tower, and you won’t go far wrong! Park nr church or Le Marine Bar, (Place du
General Guillet / Place du 14 Juillet) and walk to the house to get your bearings and unlock.

Rue de L’amour is a narrow street in the old town, accessible to unload / load, depending on your vehicle and driving skills, but would
suggest parking Nr the Church / Town Square when you arrive, possibly to unload also.
Directions on foot from the church / town square to the house:
From the Church Square, take Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau (Bookshop / Fruit and Vegetable shops on corners)
Rue de L’amour is 2nd St on the right. Number 10 is a white house with blue shutters on left in the middle of the street.
Or take Rue Charles Reboul (past Le Delicatessen restaurant), Rue de L’amour will be 2nd St on the left. House is on right.

Keys: Located in a wall key safe, are 3 keys (1) security grill & (2) front door. We will text or email the code before you arrive, so please make
sure we have your mbl#. Always leave these keys in the key safe (to re-lock the key safe close the flap, scramble the at least one of the
combination dials & slide up the protective cover)
A full set of keys will be left in the house. At the end of your stay, please leave the main set of keys on the table, and lock up securely using
the safe keys, making sure to again relock and close the cover of the key safe.

Parking: Nr the Church / Town Square is closest. Main free car park is at Rue de la plage off Ave Victor Hugo and is shaded by trees. Parking
at Le Port by Theatre / Le Poste - Place du Theatre, or any of the nearby Boulevard’s towards the port.
Blvd Pasteur, Blvd Jean Bertouy, Blvd Lamartine and occasionally space in Rue de la Liberte.

Important note re parking in the Square: No parking on Tues (Mardi) between 06:00 – 14:00 when the market comes to town – so make
sure you park elsewhere on Mon or it will cost you. At other times the Square is free with some time restrictions.

Internet – connect to our free WiFi network – Livebox-9120 / WPA password: E74CFDAD5C5542FE4FE5E9FE29
(maybe save this info / code, to copy and paste into your device, makes it easier when you need it :)
Free WiFi @ Le Marine Bar (just ask one of the staff for code) also Marseillan wifi in the town or Sud Infomatique (printshop) Rue Emile
Zola if you need access to a computer or printer. updated 12/6/19

Roof Terrace: please be aware of the following:
• Pull blind up fully before opening terrace door, it seems obvious but some haven’t and mangled the blind. To lock the terrace
door..... Lift handle to engage locking mechanism which then enables the key to turn. Would suggest putting main front door to
house on latch, or close metal security grill or outer shutter when upstairs.
• Please respect our neighbours and keep excessive noise down, especially at night
• Children should always be supervised on the terrace
• BBQ’s / grills, naked flames / candles are not suitable on the terrace, spilt wax / grease on wood not good !
• The deck is waterproof so can be washed down with the hose, DO NOT use any kind of cleaning product on the wood, or push or
poke anything between the wood decking. Orange lounger, blue / white striped cushions/ folding Africa chair in the top room are
for use on the terrace. Please don’t take or leave other furniture or bedding out.
• If the weather turns wet or windy, close the parasol and put the cover on and bring in cushions etc, also when leaving the house
during the day and at night. AT THE END OF YOUR STAY, please close and cover the parasol, bring in the cushions and orange
lounger, and if you use any clothes drying racks outside please bring those in too.

How things work, basic reminders and useful stuff.
Take care on the stairs and mind the top steps to 1st floor. Also note any instructions in the house re plumbing etc. Plastic waste bin-bags
are kept in a kitchen cupboard, general waste can be taken out to the communal wheelie bin at the end of the street (emptied daily) Glass,
plastic, paper & packaging recycling bins are located around town, and in the main car parks.

We provide personal towels, tea towels, and at the start of the season basic ingredients, e.g. salt, pepper, olive oil, tea, coffee, sugar etc.
Most guests regularly augment these but if they are getting low, can you please top up before you depart, this also applies to loo rolls,
kitchen paper and cleaning materials. If you buy laundry liquid or powder check it’s suitable for machine wash and use anti calcium tablets.
There’s an iron & board in the utility room & hairdryer in the bathroom. We also provide beach towels, please let us know in advance.

Exterior Window Shutters closed with windows helps keep rooms cooler, in summer, reduces noise & light. Closed with windows open lets
air circulate (maybe when cooler in summer) Please check the retaining flip catches at the top are over the shutters, when fully open, so
they don’t swing about if it gets windy. You may find it best if the shutters are left semi open/closed with the centre catch / latch.

Important note: it is best to avoid using the dishwasher and washing machine AT THE SAME TIME as this has occasionally overloaded the
outlet pipes. Used separately, they are fine.

1 x LCD flat screen TV + DVD player, there’s a small selection of DVDs & CDs, or take some with you if you feel you’ll need this form of
entertainment… DVDs / CDs take up very little luggage space.
TV channels (mainly French but some English language news) can be accessed through the Orange TV box.
2 x CD / Radios systems w/3.5mm mini jack aux input for iPods / MP3 players
Bookcase with paperback novels – we’d be happy for you to leave behind any beach reading you’ve finished. English language books can be
bought from English Shop in Pezenas.
There are board games including Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, chess, backgammon, cards, etc. in a wooden chest.
For beach visits, umbrellas / parasols, mats, beach chairs & body boards live in the utility room off the kitchen.

Local facilities, shopping, must-do places: Ring binder folders (in yellow cupboard upstairs 1st Fl) have items of local interest, leaflets for
days out, places to visit, as well as maps of Marseillan and other local towns. Please leave your own ideas, and recommendations in our
visitor’s book, previous guests have already left useful suggestions. Below are basic practical tips and suggestions to help save time if you’re
only on a short stay. The house book (black ring binder) in yellow cupboard has instructions on how things work – PLEASE READ THIS –
mostly self-explanatory. Glass halogen hob, please wipe clean with care and avoid scratching, special hob cleaner or chrome cleaner is best
for this. Table crockery & cutlery is in the white cupboard, pots, pans dishes etc. are in the kitchen cupboard, glasses live on the wall shelf.

Supplies: Marseillan has several bakers, grocers, oyster sellers (see note re Le Coqui Thau) and an indoor morning food market (Les Halles,
open Tuesdays and Saturdays) just minutes from the house. Best Boulangerie is Les Saveurs d’Eugene nr Spar in Rue Claude Goudet, one by
the Theatre roundabout is also very good and has yummy pastries. Supermarkets: Spar just around the corner in Place Carnot, (closes
12:30-15:45 & 19:30, Sundays open mornings only). Carrefour market at the roundabout d'Agde - 10min walk has everything you’ll need
inc. best fuel prices & car wash, and doesn’t close at lunchtimes. Aldi on Rue d’industrie nr. Carrefour market is good for price & quality.
(Don’t forget take re-usable / eco bags from utility room, French supermarkets no longer provide free bags!) Nearest hypermarkets, should

you need them: Agde via Marseillan plage - direction Agde take left Jnc. Zone Industrielle (ZI) Intermarche (fresh fish from their local Grau
d’Agde boats arrives daily @ 17:00) Hyper U & Lidl direction Rochelongue / Beziers, open all day (closed Sundays) in air-con malls with
restaurants, cafés, designer clothing and multi media outlets. Marseillan Plage has a few late shops. Local markets Marseillan Tues is very
lively from 8:00 till 13:00 (See note about parking) also worth visiting Agde (Thur), Pezenas (Sat is a must), Meze (Sun)

Tourist Information: at Marseillan Plage, over roundabout on left. We have several Languedoc Guide books, and a selection of local maps
and leaflets – feel free to use these during your stay, but please don’t take them away.
French public holidays there’s a list in info folder – check these as some shops may close all day, though the restaurants will be doing a
roaring trade. Also find a list at

Wine - best value Co-operative ‘Les Caves Henri de Richemer’ in the port – Rive Droit, from the pump about €1.50Ltr (3L min) – use our
refillable plastic vrac containers. They also have a very good bottle selection and tastings.

Domaine La Madeleine Saint Jean - Rive Gauche. Chardonnay, Rose & Rouge from the barrel, all great and excellent bottles & boxes too.
There’s many vineyards along route de Meze (D51) – all offer degustation (tastings) try Fadeze, Morin-Langaran, Font Mars, Les Yeuses,
Beauvignac or Domaine la Grangette, in a lush valley nr Castelnau-de-Guers en route to Pezenas (D161) the owner speaks English and his
Picpoul noir is quite special. Domaine de Montredon next door also has some fine wines. updated 12/6/19

Things to do - places to go - where to eat – Lunch at one of the portside restaurants, promenade around the port – any time, but especially
in the evening. Picnic and explore up in the hills and gorges of Lac Salagou, Roquebrun, St-Guilhem-le-Désert, cycle along the Canal du Midi
to the sea, or just chill out on our terrace or the beach. Check tripadvisor for recommendations
The Beach Bus #15 also from Gare routier - timetable at the stop and there’s one in the house.

The restaurants in Marseillan Port all offer something different (best deals le formula / lunch menus), see our guest books or tripadvisor for
recommendations: O Soleil, Belem (Bar & food Fish n Chips on Fri) La Pacheline & Maison de Camille serve good food drinks & snacks,
crepes & glace or just go for a Marseillanaise / apero by the port. Chez Phillipe has a lovely shaded terrace. Also worth a visit are the oyster
sheds with small terraces on the waters edge - La Cabane, Chez Titin, Le Coqui Thau (good oysters to purchase & shuck) & La Passerelle in
Marseillan - along the lake from Port Tabarka … these specialise in shellfish, BBQ’d moules "brasucade" - a speciality of this part of the coast

- mussels served with a thyme infused olive oil marinade barbecued over a wood fire.

Le Marine Bar in the square is “The” place to meet for morning coffee (take your own croissants or pastries) or evening drinks with sports
on TV, free wifi and friendly bar staff. The Bouteille A La Mer wine bar almost opposite the Mairie, has great choice of well-priced wines,
tapas and often a speciality cooked at weekends. The Delicatessen bar / restaurant – just around corner by the church, has locally sourced
food and wines in a relaxed retro ambience, or just drop by for a drink. Alex, the friendly proprietor speaks good English. (Closed Mons).
Pizza / takeaways etc. at various locations best is Pizza Bella behind the Marie (great value €14 menu). Also nr the Marie is the little tea /
coffee shop La Fabrique a Gout-The great for coffee, crepes and home made muffins & cakes.

BEACHES – Marseillan Plage is nearest, busy Jul / Aug but close to facilities, shops and restaurants. Or towards Sete - (La Corniche / Lido) a
wonderful natural open stretch of sandy beach best to take a picnic, drinks & beach umbrella as not many facilities, except nearer to Sete.
(All our guests seem to love this beach). Cap d'Agde - Plage Richelieu Est & Rochelongue are good beaches with some very nice beach bar /
restaurants – these normally open easter to Sept. Le Plage du Golf / capao-beach & jungle-beach built directly on the sand, great for long
lazy lunches, dinner or a sundowner! They also have sun loungers, parasols & use of their facilities with free parking behind the beach.

LOCATION DE VELOS (bike hire) – There are now new electric eco-bikes to rent in the town – three locations, near the port, next to the
Town Hall, and at Marseillan Beach Artimon in Marina (Rive Droite) rent a good selection. Loci Thau on the water at the end of Rive Gauche
(also rent boats) Cycling to the beach is a pleasant 20-30mins ride, interesting route out of town past Place Noilly along lagoon towards
lighthouse take towpath / cycle path along canal de midi and follow the dedicated bike lanes. Cycle paths will take you all the way to
Marseillan plage or the wonderful Corniche beach towards Sete. We have a bicycle at the house please contact us if you’d like to use it.

When you leave: Please vacate the house by 11.00 unless we’ve agreed other arrangements.
Please strip the beds you’ve used, remove top & bottom sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and put them in the bath with any used
Leave the main set of keys behind on the table in the house together with the agreed euro cash cleaning / utility charge before locking up
using the keys from the key safe, relock it and please close the cover.
The house is cleaned between lets, but please leave it as tidy as possible. Waste bins are in the kitchen, bathroom & toilet. Please note the
instructions on the back of the toilet door. Communal waste bins are at the end of the street, they’re emptied daily there’s also glass, plastic
and paper recycling in the car parks.

' A place for everything......' The house is also our home, so we don't want to make it seem impersonal by sticking notices everywhere.
We've tried to organise it to be as efficient and functional as possible, so please replace cutlery, tableware, glasses etc to their relevant
places, and don't move furniture around the house. If we have to take extra time cleaning and restoring order when you've left, there may
be an additional charge.
Breakages: just a gentle reminder of our terms and conditions: if you have any problems with the fabric of the house, anything not
working or broken, please let us know while you’re there. Please don’t try DIY until we've discussed the problem – it could affect any
insurance claim we may need to make. But if you break small items of glassware or china, can you please replace them with similar items
from a local shop or supermarket.
Winter Lets: if you use the fireplace would you please not leave it unattended (obvious really) and try to clean up ashes after, firewood can
be bought from the supermarkets, local farms or driftwood from the beaches is free & usually plentiful.

Return of Security Deposit: If you booked via Tripadvisor or Airbnb they will refund your deposit. If you booked with us direct please
contact us after your stay, it’s always good to hear your comments & feedback, please provide your bank details for refund payment
The agreed cleaning / utility charge should be paid locally in cash, please leave this in the house on departure. If you do forget please let us
know and we can deduct this from your deposit.

All emergencies from a mobile phone: 112
This is the pan-European emergency number that can be called in any emergency from your
mobile phone. As it's a Europe-wide number, you can also ask to be connected to an English-speaking operator.
If you have any problems or emergencies: There are details of local doctors and dentist in the black info folder in the house. The local
pharmacists are also very helpful. For anything else, please call us:

Sue: +44 1303 479155 / mbl +44 7860 287998 Ric: mbl +44 7909 545456
eml: [email protected] or [email protected] web:

Reminder: Arrival time is normally 16.00 on Saturdays. If you plan to arrive earlier PLEASE advise in advance.
The house is completely non-smoking inc. the roof terrace.

Wishing you a great holiday, anything we can do to help please just ask. updated 12/6/19

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