When traveling to France, don’t make your only stop Paris. Marseille is a must-see port city that is like no other. Located in southern France, Marseille is the second largest city in the country and dates back 1500 years in history. With beautiful beaches, museums and architecture, this museum is sure to please any traveler.
Things to do in Marseille
Marseille is perfect for a fun night out or a relaxing day exploring the city. Spend a night being serenaded at the Opera de Marseille or check out the Musée Cantini, which boasts artists like Picasso. The Vieux-Port, or Old Port, is the main harbor in the city and has many cafes and a fish market to enjoy. The harbor is surrounded by two forts that have been reconstructed and both offer tours. Be sure to visit the classic arch ‘Porte d’ Aix, which was the old entry point to the city and check out the old cathedrals of the city. Parc Balneaire Du Prado is a popular beach that offers many events throughout the year and has a replica of Micheloangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture. Marseille is known as a windy city, and at this beach you can celebrate by flying a kite at the Fete du Vent, or Festival of Wind.
Day Trips from Marseille
There are a variety of quaint French towns to explore just outside of Marseille. Just 40 minutes east is Cassis, a smaller port town that may feel more at ease than the big city. Drive 40 minutes north and you’ll be in Aix-en-Provence, where you’ll get to see even more museums and explore the quaint city center. Just a bit more north is Gordes, which has ancient castles and beautiful monuments. All of these towns are worth the visit and are accessible by car, train or bus. A train ride to Paris will take about four hours, but there are many other places to see in the countryside.
No matter where you’re traveling to, Tripping has a vacation rental for you and your family. There are many places to stay right in the city center and close to the beach. We also offer rentals outside of the city, depending on the experience you’re looking for. Marseille has luxury hotels and bargain deals for any traveler’s needs, book your trip today!
Transportation in Marseille
It is very easy to get around Marseille with almost every mode of transportation available. The Marseille Provence International Airport can get you anywhere with flights daily around the world. Aix-en-Provence, Nice and many other cities are accessible by the railway system. Marseille also has a bus and metro train system, making it easy to visit without a car. There are also many places you can bike to with a bike-sharing system in the city.
Vacation Rentals in Marseille
Looking for a vacation rental in Marseille? Tripping.com has 4296 vacation rental homes available in Marseille. You'll find 107 studios, 2705 1-bedroom, 732 2-bedroom and 752 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Marseille is €132 while the average price of a weekly rental is €632. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Marseille home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 853 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Marseille. In addition to accommodating pets, Marseille rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 3642 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 3382 have TV and/or cable and 632 have a pool or hot tub.
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