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4.6/5 155 reviews
1 Place Daviel, Marseille

13002, France

Reservations 1 888 IC HOTELS (1 888 424 6835)

Front Desk 33-4-13424200


0.64 mi (1.03km) from City Center
  • Indoor Pool
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4.1/5 101 reviews
15, Boulevard Maurice Bourdet, Marseille

13001, France

Reservations 1-888-HOLIDAY

Front Desk 33-4-91995990


0.97 mi (1.56km) from City Center
  • Breakfast Included
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3.8/5 10 reviews
1 Avenue Rageot De La Touche, Toulon

83000, France

Reservations 1-888-HOLIDAY

Front Desk 33-4-94920021


39.47 mi (63.51km) from City Center
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Route de Saint-Canadet, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

Route de Saint-Canadet, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France

Reservations 877 666 3817

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30.93 mi (49.77km) from City Center
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Visiting Marseille – A City Guide
Marseille is a vibrant European destination. As a port city, it combines the best of French food and culture with influences from all around the Mediterranean. Local life revolves around the waterfront – you can dine on fresh seafood at the port and enjoy watersports on the beaches.

 

Marseille: city layout
Marseille’s heart is its Vieux Port (Old Port), a busy harbour that welcomes boatloads of tourists and fresh fish from the Mediterranean. The quaysides are packed with lively bars and restaurants – perfect places for a relaxing drink before a stroll down La Canebière, a central thoroughfare and prime shopping street that stretches east from the port.

North of the port is Le Panier, a historic district with bustling alleyways and shops.

Set on a small hill south of the port, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica dominates the skyline. The nearby Opéra district hosts Marseille’s glamorous boutiques; head to the quirky Cours Julien, an elongated square 10 minutes’ walk east of the port, for independent shops.

Drive south along La Corniche, the coastal road, to get to Marseille’s beaches, about 20 minutes from the city centre.

 

Top attractions in Marseille
Explore the 17th-century fortifications at the Fort Saint-Jean, a short stroll from the Vieux Port. From here, you can take the walkway to the MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations).

Art and architecture fans should visit the Musée d'Art Contemporain and La Cité Radieuse, pioneering architect Le Corbusier's housing complex in the south of the city. Also to the south are the beach and the Nouveau Stade Vélodrome, home of the Olympique Marseille football team.

You can get out on the water with a boat trip from the Vieux Port. Just offshore lies Château d’If, made famous by Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The Calanques, narrow coastal inlets with clear swimming waters and steep limestone cliffs, are about 14 km south of the city.

 

The concierge recommends…

  • A bus ride up to the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica for striking views of Marseille and the coastline.
  • Catching an Olympique Marseille game at the Stade Vélodrome. The local fans are as passionate as they come.
  • An afternoon on the Plages du Prado. Whether you are into suntanning, watersports or lunching at a beachfront restaurant, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
  • Getting up early to visit the Vieux Port fish market. The day’s catches are brought in and sold on the quayside from 8:30am.

 

Hotels in Marseille
Marseille has a range of options for city-centre accommodation, whether you are looking to make the most of the nightlife or want to kick back and relax.

Business travellers, or those staying for a short weekend break, appreciate the Saint-Charles district, close to the main Marseille train station. The bustle of the port and the shops of La Canebière are a short walk away. This area is also close to the Belle de Mai district, where you’ll find cultural centre La Friche, and the ornate Palais Longchamp, home the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

Close to the Vieux Port and MuCEM, the narrow streets of Le Panier are home to chic independent boutiques, lively restaurants offering local and North African fare and the best bars in town. Some hotels here boast dramatic views of the port and the basilica.

 

Eating Out in Marseille
Marseille has a wide range of restaurants to suit every palate and pocket. The city is best known for its fresh seafood and French classics, but many dishes have a strong North African influence.

The streets around the Vieux Port such as Rue Saint-Saëns are packed with busy restaurants and many offer fixed-price menus at lunch and dinner. The Place de Lenche has a selection of mid-priced restaurants with outdoor seating.

The Cours Julien is dotted with relaxed bars and restaurants at a range of prices. For more stylish (and expensive) restaurants, try Rue Paradis, which runs south from the port.

L'Epuisette on the seafront and La Boite à Sardines on the Canabière both serve excellent seafood. No-frills Chez Etienne, a pizzeria in Le Panier, is a local institution.

 

The chef recommends...

  • Bouillabaisse: A fish-based broth, typically including monkfish, John Dory, sea urchins and vegetables.
  • Navettes de Marseille: A doughy biscuit that dates to the 13th century. Navettes are traditionally flavoured with orange-blossom water.
  • Aïoli: A sauce made with garlic, egg and olive oil. It often accompanies fish dishes.
  • Pastis: An aniseed-flavoured spirit, served with ice and water. This regional speciality is perfect for a late-afternoon apéritif.

 

Shopping in Marseille
As France’s second-largest city, Marseille offers a mix of high-end shops, familiar chains and stylish boutiques. Bustling markets around the city are the perfect places to shop for local food and gifts.

The hottest local and international designer boutiques are concentrated in the Opéra district, particularly streets near the Rue de Rome and the Rue Paradis. For a broader, more budget-friendly range of shops, visit the Terrasses du Port and Centre Bourse indoor shopping malls.

You’ll find independent shops along the streets north of the Vieux Port in the Le Panier district, and offbeat boutiques surrounding Cours Julien square. Head to Marseille’s lively outdoor markets, such as the Marché de la Plaine and the Rue Longue des Capucins, for fish fresh off the boat and exotic fruits and vegetables.

 

Top souvenirs from Marseille

  • Oil-based Savon de Marseille (Marseille soap) has been made in the city since the 14th century. It’s sold throughout the city, but the Compagnie de Provence near the port makes some of the best.
  • Marseille is a football-crazy city and you’ll spot people of all ages proudly sporting their blue-and-white colours. You can pick up your own Olympique Marseille shirt from the official shop at 44 La Canebière.
  • The Marseille region is famous for its rosé wine, but the city is also proud of its refreshing home-grown beer, La Cagole de Marseille. You’ll find it in shops and bars around town.

 

Culture & Nightlife in Marseille
Whether you prefer a night at the opera or clubbing into the early hours, you’ll have plenty to choose from in Marseille. Waterfront bars and restaurants around the Vieux Port draw late-night crowds. Just a few streets away, you’ll find galleries, theatres and museums.

Marseille was European Capital of Culture in 2013 and the city still has a vibrant cultural life. Theatres La Criée and Théâtre de la Lenche are a short walk from Le Panier, while La Friche arts centre, which offers a range of performances and exhibitions, is near the Saint-Charles district. The Opéra Marseille season runs from September to June.

Night owls head to the Vieux Port or slightly farther along the Corniche towards the bars and clubs around the Plage Borély. Hardcore partiers from around Europe gather in Marseille every August to hear superstar DJs spin at the Positiv festival.

 

Marseille Museums and Galleries

  • The MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) explores the history of the region and also hosts temporary exhibitions and contemporary art shows.
  • The Musée d'Art Contemporain is close to the beach and displays an internationally-respected collection of art dating from the 1960s to the present day.
  • The Musée d'Histoire de Marseille traces the story of the town over the past 2,600 years and has impressive views over the Vieux Port.
  • Set in an elegant 17th-century mansion, the Musée Cantini specialises in 20th-century art.

 

Visiting Marseille with a Family
The streets of Marseille’s bustling city centre are great fun to explore, as are its family-friendly museums and galleries. The waterfront has something for all ages with its busy port, boat trips and nearby beaches.

Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the Vieux Port and wandering the nooks and crannies of the nearby Le Panier district is great fun. The MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations), a short walk from the port, has a Children’s Odyssey exhibit which leads kids through a virtual, interactive tour of the Mediterranean.

Boat trips run regularly from the port to the nearby Château d’If, of “The Count of Monte Cristo” fame, as well as the îles du Frioul. These tiny limestone islands are home to rare plant species and seabirds, making them an ideal place for a nature walk.

The Palais Longchamp, near the Saint-Charles district, houses the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Marseille, where the whole family can learn about the local wildlife then relax in the nearby Parc Longchamp.

Marseille’s supervised beaches, such as the Plage Borély, are a short trip from the city centre and offer a range of watersports.

 

Things to do outdoors in Marseille

  • Le Petit Train de Marseille is a fun way to take in the city’s top sights.
  • Marseille’s sandy, supervised, beaches are perfect for the whole family to relax. If you’re feeling sporty, why not try out snorkelling, jetskis or windsurfing?
  • Take a boat trip from the Vieux Port to the Calanques to check out their UNESCO-protected beauty and to swim in their crystal-clear waters.

Top Rated Marseille Hotels


very nice city hotel
By Aprel2706
And really it is: very nice well positioned city hotel. Jus few hundred meters from city center. Not so far from Toulon beach (half hour walk), Very nice, almost private, small swimming pool. Rooms [More] and corridors needs refreshment (little bit tired), Staff is very nice and helpful, No room upgrade for Platinum members. [Less]
good hotel but uncomfortable bed
By dkmdl
If you are single or double, the hotel is perfect. But if you are with a kid requesting for the third bed, then sorry the third bed quality is poor [Less]
My stay in Toulon
By amts2
Nice hotel, good room, modern accomidations. Wireless internet worked well. The bar however, was not always attended and I had to go looking for someone to serve me at times. Overall nice experience. [Less]
Excellent location
By Glennifer
It was awesome to get off the train and walk across the street to see that you have arrived at your destination. Once we checked in it was very quiet and comfortable. It was hard to believe it was so [More] close to the train station and no noise. The front staff was very friendly and professional just the way a hotel should be. The breakfast had many choices and very organized. The room was very clean with everything in its place. The pillows were extremely comfortable to sleep on, and the bed was also comfortable. We would return back to the hotel again. Thank you for making our stay an awesome one! [Less]
over the road from the station
By JasonK1
Just across the road from the station. I found the hotel comfortable enough. Room was small but had a fantastic view. Staff were very helpful and polite. Breakfast was okay just basic. Room was fine. [More] It was priced about right. One highlight was the night staff restaurant rec.very very good information fantastic local knowledge! Would stay here again [Less]
service
By Lacerda
overall it went good, we just missed the restaurant open in the evening [Less]

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