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Where to stay in Marseille? Best districts + Hotels

Looking for the best place to stay in Marseille?

Follow the guide, we have tested, listed and detailed for you the best areas to sleep in Marseille as well as the best accommodation in this city that we love to visit.

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Here are our 3 favourite accommodations listed by price category:

🚨 Note: Don’t delay booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Marseille.

(€) Hostel Vertigo Vieux-Port. Cheap hotel in Marseille located 200 m from the old port. Book here.

(€€) Hotel Maison Montgrand – Vieux Port. Hotel located near the tourist attractions. With a spacious terrace, a petanque court and spacious rooms. Book here.

(€€) ❤️ Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites. Overlooking the Old Port, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of Marseille. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms. Book here.

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Le Vieux-Port”: the best area to stay in Marseille

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Stay in this district, right on the water, means being close to everything: restaurants cafés, historic buildings, authentic neighbouring districts and museums.

It’s a natural the natural meeting place for all Marseillais and travellers. This is the place where people come to breathe the air of Marseille, between the fish market and the and the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Visit Vieux-Port is an ideal place for those who would like to take a stroll without getting on a metro and cross the city to see the sights.

And the Old Port is also a promise to savour some fish fresh from the port.

It’s also an opportunity to watch a sublime sunset over the Old Port… I recommend that you go and see this magical tableau, when the last rays of sunlight are diffused over the water.

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I i can’t hide my admiration for this area, which is open to everything, because from here you could set off to discover Marseille if you’re hesitant and don’t know what to visit in Marseille and don’t know what to visit in this city, the Petit train de Marseille will offer you three routes to discover the sights, and you can also hire a boat.. you can also hire a boat..

Several monuments of Marseille are very close to the Vieux-Port, such as the Fort Saint Jean, the Church of Saint Ferréol les Augustins, the Cathedral of la Major..

If to discover the city from a different angle, you can also hire a segway and set off to conquer the city, and you’ll love it. Alternatively hire a bicycle, it’s also a great way to get around.

Finally, if you’re feeling peckish after all these excursions, you’ve come to the right place. The Vieux-Port has the largest concentration of restaurants in Marseille!

Here are our favourite hotels in the Vieux-Port district of Marseille

Note: Don’t delay in booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Marseille.

(€) Hostel Vertigo Vieux-Port. Cheap hotel in Marseille located 200 m from the old port. Book here.

(€€) Hotel Maison Montgrand – Vieux Port. Hotel located close to tourist attractions. With a spacious terrace, a petanque court and spacious rooms. Book here.

(€€) ❤️ Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites. Overlooking the Old Port, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of Marseille. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms. Book here.

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Where to stay with your family in Marseille: The Canebière district

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All first of all, as I’m a fan of etymology, I’m going to reveal why this artery is called, as the question may have crossed your mind. To simplify things, Canebière comes from the Provençal “canebe”, from the Latin ‘cannabis’, which gave rise to the French word chanvre, a plant that was grown abundantly from the Middle Ages onwards in the immense fields in the neighbourhood. At Canebière, escape and intoxication are guaranteed. Now to the essentials!

Canebière is an avenue that can’t be missed. This kilometre-long thoroughfare is certainly a little noisy, with a buzz of activity that almost never dies down.

In fact, from dawn to dusk, the district’s daily market, myriad stalls and lively nightlife attract huge crowds. So don’t hesitate to immerse yourself in this lively but friendly atmosphere!

But, if you head east, you’ll find the zoological gardens where you can enjoy a where you can enjoy a bit of freshness, peace and serenity.

I’d still advise you to stay away from this area if you’re looking for peace and quiet. Otherwise, it’s a great area to stay in Marseille, close to everything and with plenty to do!

Here are our favourite hotels in the Canebière district of Marseille

Note: Don’t delay booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Marseille.

(€) Hostel Vertigo Vieux-Port. Cheap hotel in Marseille located 200 m from the old port. Book here.

(€€) Hotel Maison Montgrand – Vieux Port. Hotel located close to tourist attractions. With a spacious terrace, a petanque court and spacious rooms. Book here.

(€€) ❤️ Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites. Overlooking the Old Port, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of Marseille. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms. Book here.

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Where to stay in Marseille? “La Plaine and Cours Julien

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If we believe that every district has a soul like us humans, I’d say that this district has an artistic soul artistic soul.

Here, artists of all stripes, philosophers and young Marseille students meet in open-air cafés and pedestrianised streets to remake the world in their own way.

It’s in this district that art is celebrated in its various forms: theatre, music, photography… In short, a place of cultural, artistic, political and ideological blossoming for the younger generation. It may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s the truth.

In the evenings, people gather on the Place Jean Jaurès you’ll notice that the street names also refer to a liberal and left-wing legacy – to let off steam, drink and enjoy meals on a terrace. Entertaining and lively: I think it’s a great area to stay in Marseille.

Here are our favourite hotels in Marseille’s Cours Julien and La Plaine districts

Note: Don’t delay booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Marseille.

(€) Hostel Vertigo Vieux-Port. Cheap hotel in Marseille located 200 m from the old port. Book here.

(€€) Hotel Maison Montgrand – Vieux Port. Hotel located close to tourist attractions. With a spacious terrace, a petanque court and spacious rooms. Book here.

(€€) ❤️ Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites. Overlooking the Old Port, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of Marseille. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms. Book here.

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Le Panier – The most picturesque place to stay in Marseille

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If you’re looking for a cultural and authentic stay in Marseille, Le Panier is the right address. I’m sure you’ll love wandering through the maze of alleyways the maze of colourful alleyways that offer a palette of yellow, red, orange and ochre hues reds, oranges and ochres.

Strolling through this pedestrianised area, you’ll have the sensation of being in another southern French town. The streets, with their typical Provençal charm, contain an infinite number of bistros and cafés with terraces adorned with fountains and olive trees, where it’s good to sit lulled by the song of the cicadas.

Just outside this picturesque little district, to the west, close to the port, stands the Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean, the MuCEM, a fascinating historical and cultural museum inaugurated in 2013, the year in which Marseille was designated European City of Culture! I’ll leave you to imagine the magical setting you’ll be immersed in. In my opinion, it’s a must-see.

More north, La Major cathedral reveals itself to you in all its splendour. It’s a huge 19th-century neo-Byzantine cathedral with a sumptuous interior lined with frescoes lined with murals, mosaics and marble. I think it’s well worth well worth the diversions.

Finally, a word of advice: forget your map, because the best way to explore Le Panier is to get lost in its winding, enigmatic streets.

Here are our favourite hotels in Marseille’s Panier district

Note: Don’t delay in booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Marseille.

(€) Hostel Vertigo Vieux-Port. Cheap hotel in Marseille located 200 m from the old port. Book here.

(€€) Hotel Maison Montgrand – Vieux Port. Hotel located close to tourist attractions. With a spacious terrace, a petanque court and spacious rooms. Book here.

(€€) ❤️ Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites. Overlooking the Old Port, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of Marseille. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms. Book here.

Where to stay in Marseille Le Roucas-Blanc – If you like walking

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This small residential village in Marseille is located in the city centre, very close to the Vieux Port. This hilltop district offers a panoramic view of the sea of the sea.

Visit Roucas-Blanc, which literally means “White Rock”, takes its name from the rock from the rock on which it stands, and is one of Marseille’s most exclusive districts. In fact, it is distinguished by its very bourgeois accommodation, made up of the former “summer villas” of Marseille’s wealthiest industrial industrial families.

Several staircases take you up to various viewpoints from which you can admire Notre-Dame de la Garde de la Garde and its hill, the Corniche and the islets.

It’s incredibly peaceful, and access to the foot of the hill is fairly quick. If you want to get more out of the area, I’d recommend going straight to Roucas-Blanc beach, via a sort of cove.

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L’Estaque, l’Estaca in the classic spelling, is the largest area of the 16th arrondissement, about about 10 km from the Vieux-Port. From the Occitan word estaca, meaning “stake” (always taste for etymology), Estaque is in fact a toponym generally indicating an area an area where boats are moored. This is certainly the case here.

This suburb of Marseille is mainly made up of a port and sumptuous houses. Although not as vast as the Vieux-Port, it nevertheless offers an authentic charm that several film-makers have already intercepted with their cameras.

Once very popular with artists of the last century, the cafés and restaurants still bear witness to that bygone era, but are still very much alive, to the delight of connoisseurs.

If you want to recharge your batteries between two tourist stops, if you want to enjoy the sunshine of Marseille away from the tourists, I highly recommend this region. It’s sure to keep you fit and energised.

Here are our favourite hotels in the Roucas-Blanc district of Marseille

Note: Don’t delay booking as these hotels are among the most booked in Marseille.

(€) Hostel Vertigo Vieux-Port. Cheap hotel in Marseille located 200 m from the old port. Book here.

(€€) Hotel Maison Montgrand – Vieux Port. Hotel located close to tourist attractions. With a spacious terrace, a petanque court and spacious rooms. Book here.

(€€) ❤️ Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites. Overlooking the Old Port, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of Marseille. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms. Book your room here.

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