Marseille holidays - the gateway to Provence Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes for rent in 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 Victor||✔|
|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 it's 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
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
Renting a holiday home for your trip to Marseille is ideal for families, groups and friends as it provides the space, freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want - home from home.See all rentals
Excursions & tours
Marseille is the gateway to some amazing locations, all just waiting for you to explore.
|A few suggestions...|
|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||✔|
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....