Where to stay around 1st Arrondissement?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 682 holiday lettings near 1st Arrondissement. From 594 apartments to 32 houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover 1st Arrondissement area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to 1st Arrondissement?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in 1st Arrondissement:

  • Saint-Charles: 345 holiday homes
  • Opéra: 496 holiday homes
  • Belsunce: 470 holiday homes
  • Chapitre: 341 holiday homes
  • Thiers: 348 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to 1st Arrondissement?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in 1st Arrondissement. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Vieux Port: 4,993 holiday lettings
  • Marseille Opera House: 4,990 holiday lettings
  • Marseille Saint Charles Station: 5,058 holiday lettings
  • Centre Bourse: 5,005 holiday lettings
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Church: 5,065 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around 1st Arrondissement listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in 1st Arrondissement?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 594 apartments in 1st Arrondissement. Our other popular types of 1st Arrondissement holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 32 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in 1st Arrondissement?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 21 holiday homes with pool available in 1st Arrondissement. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make an apartment in 1st - Old Port (Vieux Port) your home away from home

    1st - Old Port (Vieux Port) holiday villas and apartments are located in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille, the historic old port buffered from the sea by the 2nd - Panier District, where HomeAway also offers a range of luxury holiday accommodation. 1st - Old Port (Vieux Port) accommodation puts visitors right in the heart of the city, the setting for Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, along with the Chateau d'If a mile or so away by boat. Marseille's legacy as the 2013 European Capital of Culture saw the area develop as a pedestrian area with additional parklands under development slated for completion in 2020.

    1st - Old Port (Vieux Port) holiday rentals tend to have the facilities one would expect from urban accommodation: internet access, full kitchen and laundry facilities, while lacking more rural accoutrements, such as pools and barbecue areas. Parks and public beaches can allow for the latter, however, and seafront swimming and sunbathing spots are plentiful.

    Things to do

    Beaches: For cityscape beaches, accommodation in 1st - Old Port (Vieux Port) is hard to beat. What they lack in peace and quiet, however, they make up for with facilities. For a quieter beach experience, villages to the southeast, such as Cassis, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer and La Ciotat offer more rural alternatives.

    Food and drink: Marseille is home to two particular dishes that simply have to be tried here at their source: a garlic aioli over fish and vegetables, and bouillabaisse seafood stew. Of course, the organic wines, olive oils and charcuterie of Provence also feature locally, as does the Provencal tipple of choice, pastis.

    Outdoor pursuits: 1st - Old Port (Vieux Port) holiday homes have extremely convenient access to the marinas of Marseille, allowing for virtually unlimited watersports, particularly fishing and boating. Hiking and biking are also very popular in the surrounding hills and mountains.

    Shopping: The main high street of Marseille, La Canebière, is often referred to as the city's Champs-Elysees. Only a kilometre long, it is lined with restaurants and bars, and provides a broad selection of shops. The Old Port's recent pedestrianisation projects have also helped improve the shopping experience.

    Culture: As the urban centre of the Cote d'Azur, Marseille is predictably the cultural capital, as demonstrated by its many museums, galleries and theatres. Chief among the latter in the Old Port is the Opera de Marseille, which has been in operation since the 18th century.

    Weather in 1st - Old Port (Vieux Port)

    Marseille has a Mediterranean climate, which makes for beautifully hot summers and surprisingly mild winters, with summers highs averaging 28-29°C. Winters generally hover around the mid-teens, but can drop lower under the influence of the cold north wind known as the Mistral.

    Travel to 1st - Old Port (Vieux Port)

    The Old Port's urban nature, the metro system, and central train station being located right in this district means holidays here can be quite easily accomplished without a hire car. Of course, a car is still advisable to get up into the surrounding mountains. Marseille has it's own airport 15 miles to the northwest, with several direct flight options.

    Sightseeing in and around 1st Arrondissement

    Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes 1st Arrondissement a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Golf Marseille La Salette (5 mi / 8 km)
    • Allauch-Marseille Golf (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
    • Chateau de la Buzine (6 mi / 9.7 km)
    • Eurocopter (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
    • Aix-Marseille Golf (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
    • Karting de L'Etang (15.6 mi / 25 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of 1st Arrondissement

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, 1st Arrondissement is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Jardin des Vestiges (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Palais Longchamps (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • 26th Centenary Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
    • Plage des Catalans (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
    • Parc Borely (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
    • Prado Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)