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Marseille

Marseille

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The city of Marseille is the undiscovered jewel in the crown of France’s Mediterranean coastline. Rocky Provençal hills look down onto the ancient port and the thousands of boats docked in its clear blue waters. Painters and other artists have all been seduced by the sunny climate and the hustle-and-bustle of the town.

France’s second city has all you could ask for - beautiful beaches, ancient buildings, thriving arts, and a diverse and dynamic nightlife. Welcome to a place fiercely proud of its unique cultural heritage - Planète Mars.

Founded by Phocaean Greeks 2,600 years ago, Marseille is France’s oldest town, a melting pot of different races and cultures, and a gateway to southern Europe and North Africa. Today, the city is still dependent on the port for its revenue and is dominated by fishing boats and people selling fresh produce.

Marseille is cut in half by La Canebière, one of the main shopping streets, which runs west to east from the Vieux Port. The city is divided into 15 arrondissements, ranging from gentrified to run-down, and is famed for its fish-dominated culinary menu and its potent aniseed tipple, pastis.

The exclusivity increases as you head further south to the corniche and Prado, the city’s best beach, with three kilometres of sand.

Marseille is a cultural centre in France with historical and maritime museums, lovely architecture and beautiful nature in the form of parks and a stunning beach. Visit the main harbour and take a stroll around the Abbaye Saint Victor.

Marseille has a culinary menu heavily influenced by its surroundings. Fish dominates, and one dish in particular - bouillabaisse. This fish soup combines a variety of fish with saffron, fennel and orange zest. It is served with rouille, a garlic and chilli-flavoured mayonnaise. Olive oil, herbs, fresh fruit and vegetables are also abundant parts of Marseille cuisine.

Numerous little shops and boutiques clutter the small streets in Le Panier, the oldest part of Marseille, whilst the trendy spots are located in the south around the bohemian area of Cours Julien and Place Jean-Jaurès.

Marseille is all about bar culture - whether it be sipping an aperitif at an outside table in the late evening sun, or standing around a bar chatting with friends, drinking beer and snacking on olives.

The city’s cultural diversity means there is a little bit of everything in Marseille to suit all tastes. Locals really go for it, partying into the morning hours, especially during the summer.

Marseille’s main shopping areas are in the centre and southern parts of town and cater to all tastes, from Côte D’Azur luxury and large department stores to quirky little boutiques and stores. The Centre Bourse, a massive shopping centre a stone’s throw away from the Vieux Port, is a great place for getting all your shopping done under the same roof.

South of the shopping centre is La Canebière, which is to Marseille what the Champs Elysées is to Paris. Combined with rue Ferréol, rue de Rome and rue de Paradis, they make up the major shopping area in the city and include local and national designer stores. Rue de la Tour is your best bet for serious designer luxury, including chic evening wear at Diable Noir.

If you want smaller shops then head to the Cours Julien area, which has built up a reputation as an alternative, bohemian quarter. The area is also great for food and antique markets at weekends. Le Panier, Marseille’s oldest neighbourhood, is the best place for local produce. Rue des Petits Puits and places des Pistoles are good streets for Provençal pottery and shops selling lavender soap and olive-based goodies. La Maison de Pastis, with 65 different pastis and absinthes as well as a tasting room, is worth stumbling across, and then out of.

 

 

This adagio access is located in a residential district 750 metres from the palais des congres. It offers air-conditioned apartments, a 24-hour reception and swimming pool. Free wi-fi is available. Apartments at adagio access marseille prado perier are..
This charming hotel is enjoys an advantageous location. The Universite de Provence and the Gare de Saint Charles shopping centre and bus station are a short walk from the residence. The Vieux Port (old port) is a 20-minute walk away. Marseille Provence..
Located in the centre of Marseille, Hotel Montgrand, air-conditioned two-star hotel is a heaven of tranquillity in the heart of the triangle Vieux Port - Palais de Justice ¿ Prefecture in Marseille. Whether customers come for business or pleasure,..
MONTGRAND Unrated
Very central location, close to vieux portRooms are standard size, classic decorationno restaurantThe lobby is medium size(c) Donvand Limited 2015
The dedicated team of staff welcomes guests into an intimate and family-friendly atmosphere. The hotel comprises a total of 19 guest rooms in a 3-storey building. Facilities on offer include a lobby with 24-hour reception- a breakfast and parking for..
Situated in the immediate vicinity of the city centre and the train station Saint Charles.Situated in the immediate vicinity of the city centre and the train station Saint Charles. The Airport Marseille Provence is about 20/30 minutes away. The train..
GeneralThe apartment block is located in a residential district near the town centre and is just a short walk from the Palais des Congres. The beach, Prado Plage, is just a 25-minute walk away. This city hotel offers 105 air-conditioned apartments spread..
This adagio access is located in a residential district 750 metres from the Palais des Congres. It offers air-conditioned apartments- a 24-hour reception and swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi is available. apartments at adagio access Marseille Prado Perier are..
Situated in the immediate vicinity of the city centre and the train station Saint Charles. The Airport Marseille Provence is about 20/30 minutes away. The train station and taxi rank are only 5 minutes walk. Complex facilities include 24h reception, parking,..
The establishment comprises a total of 104 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. The facilities include a breakfast room. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces (for a fee)...
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