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Holidays in Old Port of Marseille
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Vieux Port featuring city views, a church or cathedral and heritage architecture
Eat fresh localproduce, gaze across the city to the sea and learn about the local heritage inthe historic heart of Marseille, one of France’s oldest harbours.

A few hours in Marseille’s Vieux Port precinct reveal the cultural andhistoric hub of the city: a lively promenade flanked by cafés, restaurants andcenturies of Mediterranean history. Sandwiched between the old town and thegrand Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, Vieux Port is hard to miss and mostvisitors to Marseille will pass through the area often. Learn about the localhistory as you discover some of the city’s most popular attractions.

Begin your day with some freshly baked bread and a coffee on thepromenade. Take a seat at one of the cafés on the northern side of the streetto enjoy views of the Notre Dame de la Garde rising up from its southernoutcrop.

Now that you’re ready to start exploring, spend some time visiting thestructures that expose the port’s 2,600 years of history. See the forts thatprotect the port’s entrance, which have roots in the time of French Kings.Enter Fort St. Jean, a 12th-century building at the northern entrance to theport, to see the permanent exhibition space of the Museum of European andMediterranean Civilisations.

When hunger strikes again you’ll love the range of restaurants in VieuxPort. Pick up some fresh produce from the fish market to prepare a picniclunch, or sit down at a restaurant for a plate of bouillabaisse, a provincialfish stew typical of the city. Afterwards, wander through the historic streetsto window shop at local boutiques.

Vieux Port’s central location makes it the perfect place to start eachday in Marseille. Catch the bus from the terminus to the south to reach allareas of the city, or board a boat to reach the natural attractions of theCalanques National Park. A short walk will bring you to the Canebiére, acolourful arcade lined with cultural attractions and the Marseille touristoffice.

Eat fresh localproduce, gaze across the city to the sea and learn about the local heritage inthe historic heart of Marseille, one of France’s oldest harbours.

A few hours in Marseille’s Vieux Port precinct reveal the cultural andhistoric hub of the city: a lively promenade flanked by cafés, restaurants andcenturies of Mediterranean history. Sandwiched between the old town and thegrand Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, Vieux Port is hard to miss and mostvisitors to Marseille will pass through the area often. Learn about the localhistory as you discover some of the city’s most popular attractions.

Begin your day with some freshly baked bread and a coffee on thepromenade. Take a seat at one of the cafés on the northern side of the streetto enjoy views of the Notre Dame de la Garde rising up from its southernoutcrop.

Now that you’re ready to start exploring, spend some time visiting thestructures that expose the port’s 2,600 years of history. See the forts thatprotect the port’s entrance, which have roots in the time of French Kings.Enter Fort St. Jean, a 12th-century building at the northern entrance to theport, to see the permanent exhibition space of the Museum of European andMediterranean Civilisations.

When hunger strikes again you’ll love the range of restaurants in VieuxPort. Pick up some fresh produce from the fish market to prepare a picniclunch, or sit down at a restaurant for a plate of bouillabaisse, a provincialfish stew typical of the city. Afterwards, wander through the historic streetsto window shop at local boutiques.

Vieux Port’s central location makes it the perfect place to start eachday in Marseille. Catch the bus from the terminus to the south to reach allareas of the city, or board a boat to reach the natural attractions of theCalanques National Park. A short walk will bring you to the Canebiére, acolourful arcade lined with cultural attractions and the Marseille touristoffice.

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2951 Cheap Hotels Near Old Port of Marseille

Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port
4 out of 5
The price is AU$143 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in 2nd Arrondissement, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Old Port of Marseille and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille ...
4/5Very Good! (569 reviews)
"Room was as expected and fair for the price paid. However, small things just made it less of a pleasant experience. We asked to change our towels middle of the week and were told we needed to pay €6 per towel. You shouldn’t have to pay, especially if staying for a week. The bed sheets had rips in ..."

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
4 out of 5
The price is AU$262 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Located in 7th Arrondissement, this romantic hotel is steps away from Old Port of Marseille, La Criee National Theater of Marseille and Abbaye de Saint Victor. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (954 reviews)
"The lift was not working and the receptionist seemed to be not care about it. The breakfast aas not great and I think it do not meet the standard of four star hotel."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
5 out of 5
The price is AU$356 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Quartier du Panier, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Port of Marseille and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (723 reviews)
"Positif: Très belle chambre, amabilité du personnel. Négatif : Mauvaise insonorisation de la chambre, chambre longue à chauffée. Pas possible de réserver un soin au spa, j'aurais apprécié pouvoir être contacté avant mon séjour afin de pouvoir réserver. Pas d'information reçu de la part de l'hôtel ..."

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2021

InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
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Ibis Budget Marseille Vieux Port
Ibis Budget Marseille Vieux Port
2 out of 5
46 rue Sainte, Marseille
The price is AU$102 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Ibis Budget Marseille Vieux Port
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
4 out of 5
The price is AU$262 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
5 out of 5
The price is AU$356 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port
4 out of 5
The price is AU$143 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
The price is AU$164 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
New Hotel of Marseille
New Hotel of Marseille
4 out of 5
The price is AU$221 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
New Hotel of Marseille
Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port
Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port
5 out of 5
The price is AU$388 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port
Residhotel Grand Prado
Residhotel Grand Prado
3 out of 5
Allée Turcat Méry, 7 square des frères Ambrogiani, Marseille
The price is AU$105 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Residhotel Grand Prado
NH Collection Marseille
NH Collection Marseille
4 out of 5
The price is AU$170 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
NH Collection Marseille
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