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Spend your next holiday in the form of a city trip to Marseille! The harbour town attracts with its beautiful old town and numerous cultural highlights! Also the location directly at the sea radiates a maritime flair everywhere and provides for some culinary delicacies. Rent your holiday apartment in Marseille with Holidu and let the charm work on you!
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Holidays in Marseille - a metropolis of millions with charm
Located directly on the Golf du Lion in south-east France, Marseille is the most important French port and one of the most important European seaports awaiting you. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Marseille is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône département and, with an impressive 852,516 inhabitants, the second largest city in France after Paris. If you include the surrounding municipalities and consider the metropolitan area of Communauté urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole in its entirety, there are as many as 1.53 million people living here. The landscape of Marseille is protected by mountains and situated in a natural harbour. The coast is characterized by rugged rock formations and steep slopes and in the hinterland,
the massif of the Calanques, elevations of up to 710 metres await you. A special feature is the Étang de Berre, a large inland waterway that is connected to the sea only by a narrow channel and is used for shellfish farming. You can reach Marseille by your own car, but the plane is also a comfortable alternative. An optimal public transport network, consisting of buses, trams and underground lines, awaits you on site, so that you can also make good progress in Marseille without your own car. Book the ideal vacation rental in Marseille today and enjoy the Mediterranean climate. Find the right accommodation with Holidu.
Discover the beautiful port city of Marseille
Together with the Slovak city of Košice, Marseille was the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and rightly so. The changeable history of the city can be seen today at numerous buildings as the Notre-Dame de la Garde and of course the old harbour. But also numerous museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts, with many paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries and the Musée Cantini, with numerous sculptures by the famous sculptor Jules Cantini and many more make the city a hotspot for all city travellers and culture lovers. In addition, Marseille has a lot to offer for active holidaymakers with the Parc National des Calanques on its doorstep, with many kilometres of superbly developed hiking trails and a fantastically wild coast.
A special tip is to visit the Calanque de Morgiou, a sheltered bay on both sides of the rock, which is popular with rock climbers. From one of the countless apartments and apartments in Marseille, you can explore the beautiful surroundings on day trips. Because of its ideal location by the sea, Marseille offers you the opportunity to see the city from the water during a boat trip. Let the maritime flair work on you and rent today with Holidu the suitable vacation home in Marseille. Discover the cultural highlights, as well as the numerous sights and culinary delights and enjoy your holiday!
Did you know that Zinédine Zidane is from Marseille?
Top 5 travel tips for your stay in Marseille
1st In Marseille you must visit the wonderful old town! Behind the town hall begins the old town centre of the town, called "Le Panier". Here you will find numerous buildings worth seeing, such as the Diamond House. Its façade consists of rough, hewn stones, which resemble diamonds. Also the decoration of the stairs is unique in Marseille in this way!
2nd In MuCEM, a place for all those interested in anthropology, history, archaeology, art history and modern art, you will find several museums and architectural highlights. There is also a Mediterranean garden, cafés and an area for open-air events.
3. Visit the Château d'If. A ferry connection takes you to the Château, which played an important role in the past. At that time numerous Protestants were thrown into the dungeons there. The most famous prisoner was José Custodio Faria,
which will never be forgotten by Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Count of Monte Cristo"!
The Frioul Islands are also worth a visit. The four islands are in front of Marseille and consist of limestone: Pomègues, Ratonneau, If and Tiboulen. The unique relief of the islands was formed by the mistral wind and represents a unique sight. The islands invite you to stay and entice with great bays and sandy beaches.
5. Marseilles town hall itself is also very worth seeing. The beautiful baroque building impresses with numerous small details on the facade. You will also learn a lot about what happened in the early years between Handel and Magistrate.
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FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Marseille
Marseille is one of the cheapest cities in France. For a stay here you pay around $159.22 per night.
According to our 2020 data, the months that are the cheapest in Marseille are January, February and March, with average prices of $126.53, $132.83, and $134.42, respectively.
When booking a vacation rental in Marseille, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of August (with an average of $198.73 per night), followed by July ($180.23), and June ($177.53).
It is better to plan ahead in Marseille as only 37% of the properties remain available throughout the year, according to our 2020 data.
The most available months are, on average, January (with an availability of 53%), April (48.25%), and February (47%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 11.4% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (24.25%), and September (30.5%).
In Marseille we offer you an extensive catalogue of around 1700 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 18 local and international providers.