Marseille

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 916,099 inh.

puce 700 km. from Paris, 270 from Lyon via A7 and N7. Marseille International Airport. St Charles railway station (3h from Paris)

Marseille, harbor entrance

Although part of the region of Provence, Marseille has a soul of its own. Founded in 600 b.c. by the Greek sailors of Phocaea, this great city is the oldest in France and surely the most complex.

Second largest city in France and the largest commercial port, Marseilles, in the time of the French colonies, was the gateway to the Mediterranean.



Marseille, boats and ND de la Garde

Today Marseilles remains a capitol of southern Europe, cosmopolitan and exuberant, with its picturesque old port, its Bouillabaisse and its folklore.

Difficult to know, Marseilles does not open itself up to visitors spontaneously.

Marseille, calanque


City of contrast with its old districts (Le Panier near the old port), its luminous ledge facing the sea, its wild creeks which plunge into the deep blue waters on 20 km of coastline until Cassis, Marseille shines on Provence by the economic role it plays there..



Marseille, cafe terrace
The port, the airport, the petroleum industries and the strong demography, but also the technopoles assure him this ascendant reinforced by a strong scientific, artistic and cultural vitality.

To discover its Baroque beauty and soak up its personality, do not hesitate to leave the heart of the city center, each district (there are more than 100) is a small Provencal village with its church, its plane trees, its bowling ...

Marseille, Notre Dame de la Garde


After climbing to Notre Dame de la Garde, patron saint of sailors enthroned at 162m above the sea, you can go to l'Estaque in the footsteps of Cezanne or to La Treille at the foot of the hills of Marcel Pagnol. Marseille can also be discovered by the sea.



Marseille, If Castle and Frioul Islands

Marseille, coat of arms


The Frioul Islands with the Chateau d'If (and its legend of the Count of Monte Cristo) offer a beautiful perspective of the Marseille city.




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puce What to see:

Cathedral of the Major.
La Vieille Charite (old quarter of Panier).
Notre Dame de la Garde (a 19th century basilica).
The Jardin des Vestiges (ruins).
the Palaces of Longchamps and Pharo...

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puce Leisure activities:

Water sports (23 beaches), sailing (5 ports), fishing.
Boat rentals.
Golf, tennis, squash.
Salt water therapy (Thalassotherapy), night clubs, theaters.
Soccer stadium Stade Velodrome (Football): Olympique de Marseille.
21 museums : MuCEM, Marseille history museum, Borely Museum...
Maison de l'Artisanat.

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Bed and breakfast

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La Palmeraie
2 charming guest rooms incl 1 suite 57m²
Air conditioning - Swimming pool
Terrace - Garden - 300 m from beaches
Close to the sea or a lakeSwimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessGolf nearbySpa / JacuzziOpen all year round
110 € - 160 €

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La Petite Maison
Nice room with terraces very sunny,
quiet in the chic 8th, between the beach and the Old Port
Close to the sea or a lakeWiFi or Internet accessGolf nearbyOpen all year round
100 € - 100 €

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Holiday rentals

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Location bateaux -  Click and Boat Rental
Take off with the Marseille boat rental and treat yourself to a great escape.
The creeks, the Frioul islands, the French Riviera, Corsica: easily book the ideal boat, with or without a skipper for your project.
Locate on the map of Marseille
0 € - 0 €

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LE GRAND PRADO
RESIDHOTEL Tourism residence resort
Apartments for 2 to 6 persons.
A few steps from Prado avenue
Close to the sea or a lakeSwimming poolAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garageOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Marseille
367 € - 796 €

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RESIDENCE PRADO PLAGE
Pierre et Vacances Tourism residence Resort
Apartments for 2 to 4 persons with Air Conditionned and balcony
Heated swimming pool
Swimming poolWifi or Internet accessTennis court
Locate on the map of Marseille
449 € - 1267 €

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LA PALMERAIE
1 duplex studio 30m² for 2 to 3 people in a Provencal house with pool
opening onto a private terrace of 20m² and close to the swimming pool
300 m from the beach
Close to the sea or a lakeSwimming poolAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Marseille
400 € - 700 €

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Aubagne (20 km), Cassis (32 km) and Aix en Provence (33 km).

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