Marseille - The Gateway To Provence Holiday Rentals - Villas, Apartments & Holiday Homes For Rent, Marseille
Marseille sits within the Bouches du Rhône department of Provence and is the second largest city in France after Paris. While part of Provence, it has a soul of its own and is steeped in tradition, history and culture.
The old quarter is an intriguing part of the city with its narrow cobbled streets filled with bars and restaurants where the local fish dishes such as Bouillabaisse are not to be missed.
|Top City Attractions|
|Tour the Old Port and its fish market|
|Notre-Dame de la Garde|
|The Calanque de Morgiou with its towering cliffs|
|Palais Longchamp - art and natural history museum|
|Fort Saint-Jean built in 1660|
|Abbey of Saint Victo|
|Sunset port cruise|
|Climb the 162m of steps in Notre Dame de La Garde|
|Musée Cantini - modern art museum|
|Palais du Pharo - mythical palace of Napoleon III|
The city is packed with things to see and do and to experience the authentic Marseille, you need to explore the various "quartiers" of the city. There are over 100 of them but as they are close together, getting around on foot or using public transport is quick and easy. Whether its the bustling market in the Old Port with its waterfront cafes, bars and restaurants or the back street shops in the historic old town, Marseille is a magical place to explore.
Featured Holiday Homes
Marseille Holiday Rentals
There are plenty of accommodation options when choosing where to stay in Marseille from excellent downtown private apartments to spacious holiday homes along the waterfront. The main and most popular areas for renting a Marseille villa or apartment include...
- Roucas Blanc - the hilly district
- Garde Hill - the old part of the city
- Panier - great local restaurants and museums
- Canebière - shopping area and local food markets
- Old Port - plenty of bars, restaurants and museums
Excursions & Tours
Marseille is the gateway to some amazing locations, just waiting for you to explore. The most popular day trips from the city are...
- Calanques - the famous inlets with towering cliffs
- Chateau d'If - Count of Monte Cristo
- lles de Frioul
- The nature reserve of The Camargue
- Avignon - Popes Palace
- Roussillon and the ochre mines
Twin centre holidays
If you are visiting Marseille, a popular option is to combine your stay with a few days exploring the Provence countryside and the hilltop villages in the Luberon. The summer months are very popular for hiking, mountain biking and just relaxing amidst pristine natural beauty with olive trees, vineyards and lavender fields in every direction.
During the winter, Marseille is one of the gateways to the Haute Alpes and the ski resorts, which include...
- Serre Chevalier
- Puy St Vincent
Its possible to leave Marseille early morning and be on the slopes 2-3 hours later and return to the city for some very lively apres-ski! Or, you could rent a chalet in the ski resort and spend a few days on the slopes and enjoy apres-ski mountain style.
If you don't fancy the drive to the Haute Alpes, the local ski area on Mont Ventoux (1909m) is just 2 hours away with 8 lifts and 17 pistes for all levels of skier and boarder.
Our view on Marseille
No trip to Provence is complete without visiting the exciting capital city of Marseille. A wonderful coastal city to explore, taking in the sights and discovering the history, beauty and culture. After a few days, you will soon feel that a short city break in your Marseille holiday rental is not long enough given the amount of things to see and do....