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About Meze

A picturesque port town on the Etang de Thau in Hérault, Mèze sits between Montpellier and Béziers. Perfect for family beach breaks, foodie escapes and heritage-minded holidays, it’s a wonderfully walkable town for an idyllic spring or summer weekend. There’s a small choice of appealing accommodation options in the area, including self-catering villas and charming B&Bs — as our pick of the best places to stay in Mèze illustrates!

Mèze’s old town is a maze of vaulted passageways and narrow cobbled streets dotted with cafés, boutiques and eateries. The nearby 12th-century Romanesque Chapel of Saint-Martin-de-Caux is not to be missed, nor are the exhibitions held in the Château de Girard or the Chapel of Penitents. Amble along the town's medieval ramparts, savour locally sourced oysters at the bustling Sunday market, or soak up the sunshine at the Plage du Tambourin.

The harbour is a hive of activity, with boats bobbing in the water, fishermen hauling in the day’s catch from the lagoon, and waterside bars and restaurants filling up as afternoon gives way to evening. Within walking distance of the best places to stay in Mèze, this is the perfect spot to savour apéritifs and fresh seafood with family and friends.

The Best Places to Stay in Mèze

For a Charming B&B

  • Mèze Maison offers four characterful rooms in a converted house close to the heart of Mèze. Pick this place for its wonderful interior fusion of modern pieces and original features in the rooms and shared spaces. Expect big breakfasts cooked by hosts Rob and Jan, evening apéritifs and lovely walks to the harbour. Book the whole villa for a trip with friends. Guests must be aged 12+.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Montpellier Airport and travel 30-40 minutes to Mèze by bus or taxi. The nearby Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport also offers affordable flights from certain European destinations, and is a similar distance from Mèze. Alternatively, take the high-speed train from Paris to Montpellier in 3 hours and 15 minutes, and continue to Mèze from there.
  • Coastal Hérault is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between May and September for temperatures ranging from 21°C - 28°C. For fewer crowds and great hotel deals, travel in April or October.

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Best Hotels in Meze

  • Meze Maison Meze 4 rooms from ¬£100

    Beach Life  -  Explore the beautiful coastline surrounding Meze, great for swimming, sailing, fishing and kayaking.
    Fishing  -  There are great fishing opportunities in L'√©tang de Thau lagoon, less than five minutes from the hotel.
    Sailing  -  Meze is home to one of France's most well known sailing schools, ask at the hotel about hiring boats.
    Local markets  -  Explore the local markets of Meze and pick up some regional treats.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Great Small Hotels

    A charming, small hotel in the picturesque port of Meze. The cosy, comfortable rooms exude a calm homely feel with their exposed beam ceilings and warm colour schemes. Ramble through the energetic seaside streets or take a day fishing trip out from the harbour. A classy, seaside hotel. See More

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