LUX* Resorts & Hotels will enter the European market with a newbuild resort in Marseillan, France.
Flagged to debut in 2023, the five-star LUX* La Baraquette Resort & Residences overlooks a private vineyard and the picturesque Thau Lagoon, a 7,500 hectare UNESCO World Heritage Site. The property will feature 84 suites and 167 apartments and villas, with vistas of the surrounding countryside and lagoon.
This mixed-use development, built in partnership with leading developer Propriétés & Co, offers 133 studios to four-bedroom stylish apartment residences, 30 Mediterranean patio villas as well as four spectacular waterfront villas. All villas have a private pool.
Marseillan – some 210 kilometres from Marseille – is thought to be one of the oldest French towns, founded in the sixth century BC by Greek merchants extending their commercial activities along the Mediterranean coast. This portside town has a bustling market and thriving restaurants steeped in history. Romans built the harbour to establish Marseillan as a fishing town.
The Languedoc region, where Marseillan is located, is known for its wine production today and is the largest wine producing area in the world. Thus, LUX* La Baraquette is surrounded by some of the country’s finest vineyards and overlooks the world-famous oyster beds of the Thau Lagoon, home to over 700 Mediterranean species including shellfish, of which the most important of all is the Pink Diamond oysters, a favourite delicacy in this region.
In addition to its leisurely Southern France charm, the region benefits from 300 days of sunshine every year.
Hikers and explorers will find many hours of enjoyment in the great outdoors and are likely to stumble upon one of the numerous historic villages, towns and chateaux. For skiers, the peaks of Pyrenees are just a day trip away.
Marseillan’s nearest airport is Béziers-Cap d’Agde (20 minutes away by car), and five international airports are within an hour’s drive of the resort. The resort can also be reached by high-speed TGV from Paris in four hours, while Barcelona is two hours away.