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La Valentine

Marseille
La Valentine

Although best known for its shopping centers, this eastern Marseillais neighborhood is also home to a small historic district, a golf course and a beautiful cemetery.

At the eastern edge of Marseille lies La Valentine, a small but bustling hub that is the perfect place to shop in (relative) peace and quiet or to get out into some nature without leaving the city itself. It gets its name from Jean Valentin, a nobleman who built a fortified town here in the 15th century. Today, most visitors come for the IKEA store and cinema multiplexes, but the neighborhood has many hidden gems for those who care to look.

Start your visit in La Valentine’s small but charming Old Town, where restaurants in charming buildings are the perfect place for a croissant or some bouillabaisse. Admire the Romanesque façade of the Église de la Valentine, which is still the spiritual heart of the neighborhood. Shop until you drop at the Centre Commercial Valentine, one of Marseille’s biggest malls, where you can find all of Europe’s biggest brands away from the touristic hubbub of the downtown.

Because it is near parks and green spaces, La Valentine is also a great place to get active or watch sporting teams in action. Cheer on the local amateur soccer team at the Jouvène-Pierre-d’Acunto Stadium, where the CAM Phenix team has its home games. Get out on the greens at the Golf de Marseille Salette, the largest golf course close to Marseille, where the holes are interspersed through a beautiful Provençal garden. Or simply go on a brisk walk through the 32 acres (13 hectares) of the Nécropole des Vaudrans, the perfect spot to watch the sunrise over the Huveaune valley or the sunset behind the Marseillais skyline.

La Valentine is in the 11th arrondissement, directly to the east of Marseille’s city center and is served by two metro stations at its southern edge. Drive to its center in 25 minutes from the Marseille-St-Charles train station or in 30 minutes from the Marseille Provence airport.

Celebrate the history of the neighborhood at the 19th-century Brasserie Heineken, once home to the now-defunct Phoenix Beer and still the only large beer brewery in southern France.


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hotelF1 Marseille
hotelF1 Marseille
117 Traverse de la Montre, ZAC de Valentine, Marseille
The price is AU$64 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Located in La Valentine, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Golf Marseille La Salette and within 3 miles (5 km) of Chateau de la Buzine and Allauch-Marseille ...
3.2/5 (106 reviews)
"Poprostu ; brudno smierdząco i nieprzyjemnie , odrażająco , nie dla obcokrajowcow , very bad never again"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2017

hotelF1 Marseille
Premiere Classe Marseille Est - La Valentine
Premiere Classe Marseille Est - La Valentine
1 out of 5
The price is AU$72 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Located in La Valentine, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Golf Marseille La Salette and within 3 miles (5 km) of Chateau de la Buzine and Allauch-Marseille ...
3.2/5 (547 reviews)
"very small, dirty, uncomfortable room. Smell of cigarettes"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2018

Premiere Classe Marseille Est - La Valentine
B&B Hotel Marseille La Valentine
B&B Hotel Marseille La Valentine
2 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is AU$92 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Located in La Valentine, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Chateau de la Buzine and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Golf Marseille La Salette. Allauch-Marseille Golf and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
Je conseille pour une famille
"très bien et service plus que correct et pratique"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2021

B&B Hotel Marseille La Valentine
Loft Love Room Jacuzzi Privatif Marseille
Loft Love Room Jacuzzi Privatif Marseille
63 Rue de l'Audience, Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
The price is AU$321 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in La Valentine, this spa property is within 1 mile (2 km) of Golf Marseille La Salette and Chateau de la Buzine. Allauch-Marseille Golf is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Séjour romantoque réussit !
"Notre séjour fut parfait ! Choix de restaurants pour livraisons tout autour. Le propriétaire est vraiment gentil et le loft tres agréable ♡ Je recommande !"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2021

Loft Love Room Jacuzzi Privatif Marseille
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$183 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Located in 1st Arrondissement, this hotel is steps away from La Canebiere and Old Port of Marseille. Marseille Provence Cruise Terminal and Museum of European ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
"The hotel is located in a great location and is a very easy walk to city center, restaurants and shopping area. The staff are great and were happy to help us with everything that we needed. The room was great and very comfortable. I definitely recommend the hotel."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2021

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux-Port – MGallery
Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux-Port – MGallery
4 out of 5
The price is AU$175 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in 1st Arrondissement, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Port of Marseille, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Notre-Dame ...
4.4/5Excellent! (914 reviews)
"The staff at the reception were great. Window is not strong enough to block outside noise."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux-Port – MGallery
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