Maison de Thau

Meze, Hérault

A stylish nest on the ramparts of an ancient fishing port, with sparkling lagoon views from a top-floor living area


2 beds


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


The winding, flower-scented streets of Mèze lie midway between medieval Montpellier and sandy Mediterranean beaches at Sète and Marseillan. This once-upon-a-time white fisherman’s house stands three storeys high on the old town’s ramparts, overlooking the sparkling Étang de Thau with its oyster beds. Scamper up to the top level, where an open-plan living/dining area with a comfortable sofa bed for two and modern kitchen gleam in the light from a huge window overlooking the water. Crack open the wine and nibbles, then head down a floor to the intimate bedroom – flowing white curtains, cotton sheets and wooden floor boards – and adjoining salon. Tiny but perfectly formed, the salon has a big mirror to multiply space and light, and French windows opening out to a balcony where you can toast the view (again). It’s all deliciously intimate, from the narrow stairs to the tiny shower room, but there’s room for six at the dining table (there are extra beds for the kids). The quiet cul-de-sac is steps away from the bustle of Mèze’s covered market, and from the fishing boats that bring your dinner to the seafood restaurants lining the lagoon.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Extra single bed and day-bed available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £595
From £95 per night.
1 House for 2
From £702 beds1 bedroom


We visited for a short break in September 2016 & returned in June 2017. The description of the accommodation is very accurate tasteful,intimate & beautifully light. Meze is delightful with a market and excellent inexpensive restaurants. Swimming in the lagoon about 5 min walk. We had a car, but may not bother with one next time. A very happy holiday,.

Bill, Dorset

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tamsin Mackinnon

  • Meze has 2 lovely sandy beaches. As meze sits on the lagoon the waters are calm and warmer than the nearby Med, perfect for a good swim or a paddle. Cool off and have drink at the beach bar, take in the panoramic view looking over the lake towards Sete.
  • The jewel in Meze’s crown is surely its beautiful port. The little harbour is lined with restaurants offering freshly sourced seafood perfect for a balmy evening of alfresco dining.
  • For the wine lovers out there, Meze provides the ideal base for an afternoon of vineyard touring. From the historic Abbey de Valmagne to quirky local producers, just ensure you have a designated driver!
  • Never forget that the beautiful Mediterraean sea lies just beyond L’Etang de Thau. You can see the horizon from the kitchen window!
  • The Med is definitely cooler than the lake in Meze but nothing says the south of France more than a dip in the cool blue water and then chilling for lunch in one of the many pop up beach clubs that line this special uncrowded piece of paradise.
  • Further afield why not visit medieval Pezenas? A gentle drive through vineyard country, Moliere is famed to have lived here once but for now why not get lost wandering around its pretty streets or visit its many brocantes on the main road?