Maraussan is a commune in the Hérault ( Languedoc- Roussillon) and has about 2800 inhabitants . Amidst the vineyards , the village Maraussan lies 5 kilometres from Béziers. In the village you find shops ( supermarket, butcher, bakers, restaurants, wine cooperative ) and a lively market on Tuesdays and Fridays . It is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area beautiful towns such as Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier are easily accessible. The hills that lie more to the north offer the tranquility and beauty that makes this region so attractive. Near Maraussan you find the Canal du Midi ( canal from the Rhone to Bordeaux ) . At Colombiers is a beautiful harbor. The Mediterranean Sea with its beautiful sandy beaches is about 20 kilometers away.