Saint Marcel sur Aude
Emerging from vast Gallo-Roman estates, the name Castrum of St. Marcel first appears in a document written in 1107. Today it is a pretty village of the Midi region towering the plaines of the Aude river, from a slight rocky hill.
From the ancient fortifications that once surrounded the City, only the “Gate of Narbonne” has remained intact. Built in the 12th century, it opens up on an alley leading directly to the top of the village, where you can find a beautiful medieval church with its bell tower.
In the heart of the Languedoc vineyard and the Narbonnais country, built between the Aude and Canal du midi, Saint Marcel sur Aude is located halfway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Minervois hinterland. This is the best location to stay and discover the most beautiful sites of Aude.
The guest house is located in the historic part of the village.
To discover the wonders of our region, please visite the website of La Narbonnaise
A small selection for your visit
10 km away from Saint Marcel sur Aude, discover Narbonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, its basilica, its cathedral, the birthplace of Charles Trenet, its market halls …
47 km away from Saint Marcel sur Aude, you can find Carcassonne. The town is situated in the plain of the Aude river, between the two main roads linking the Atlantic ocean to the Mediterranean sea and the Massif Central to the Pyrenees.
25 km away from Saint Marcel sur Aude, near Corbieres and the Haut Languedoc Regional Natural Park, this Cathare site is known as one of the most beautiful villages of France.
In the middle ages, this powerful city was a refuge for heretics. The village of Minerve is perched on a promontory, the natural bridges dug by the Cesse and the Brian rivers make it a remarkable site.
Southern France beaches
20 minutes away from Saint Marcel sur Aude you may enjoy many seaside resorts : Narbonne, Leucate, Gruisan, La Palme, Port La Nouvelle and a bit further away Cap d’Agde or Sète.
Website : www.audetourisme.com
Le massif de la Clape
20 km away from Saint Marcel sur Aude, the Clape massif is a must-see. Swept by the sea winds, surrounded by stones, scrubland and aleppo pines, the land of the Clape unveils its many facets. Land of wine and history, this island site used to be surrounded by the sea. Its landscape is made of ponds, scrubland, and massif heights, but the great blue sea is always at the end of the path.
Website : www.la-clape.com
The abyss of l’Oeil Doux (the soft eye)
Located between the villages of Fleury and St Pierre la Mer,this remarkable site is to be included in the must-see walks of Aude. Along the paths, you will discover not only the wild flora of the scrubland but also breath-taking landscapes, ending at the abyss of L’Oeil Doux.
30 km away from Saint Marcel sur Aude, Béziers has three attractions: the sea, the town and the vineyards. From the Great Blue sea to the wine growing hills, via the old town and the Canal du Midi, you will have a lot to explore and taste. The choice is yours.
Website : www.beziers-in-mediterranee.com
An hour away from Saint Marcel sur Aude, you will find the mouth of the Canal du Midi and the city of Sète. Here you can enjoy miles of fine sand of the Mediterranean sea or watch nautical jousts.