Find the best place to stay — 12th Arrondissement

Where to stay around 12th Arrondissement?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 117 holiday lettings near 12th Arrondissement. From 54 apartments to 34 houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover 12th Arrondissement area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to 12th 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 12th Arrondissement:

  • Les Caillols: 30 holiday homes
  • Saint-Julien: 42 holiday homes
  • Saint-Jean du Désert: 35 holiday homes
  • Montolivet: 58 holiday homes
  • Les Trois-Lucs: 26 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 12th Arrondissement?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in 12th Arrondissement. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Marseille-Blancarde Station: 5,305 holiday lettings
  • Cassis Beach: 5,720 holiday lettings
  • Calanques: 4,967 holiday lettings
  • Cassis Harbour: 5,736 holiday lettings
  • La Ciotat Beach: 6,155 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around 12th 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 12th Arrondissement?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 54 apartments in 12th Arrondissement. Our other popular types of 12th Arrondissement holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 34 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 17 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in 12th Arrondissement?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 37 holiday homes with pool available in 12th Arrondissement. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a villa in the 12th arrondissement of Marseille your home away from home

    Villas in the 12th arrondissement of Marseille are among the most urban holiday accommodation offered by HomeAway on the Cote d'Azur. Sandwiched between the downtown area and the hills, the open spaces allow a larger selection of villas here rather than apartments, which contrasts markedly to HomeAway's offerings in more central districts, such as the Vieux Port, the 1st arrondissement. Marseille's incredible 2,600 year history and position as one of the premier ports on the Mediterranean means the city was visited by 4.1 million people in 2012, even before being titled the 2013 European Capital of Culture the next year. Holiday rentals in the 12th arrondissement of Marseille have the advantage of being fairly close to the city limits, meaning visitors have more convenient access to the mountainous hinterland.

    As might be expected, a larger percentage of accommodation in the 12th arrondissement of Marseille has access to a pool and barbecue area, as the seafront is a little further away than for most other districts. This makes 12th arrondissement of Marseille apartments a little more suitable for people who prefer hiking the mountains to lounging on the beach, but of course, the beaches are still within fairly easy reach.

    Things to do

    Beaches: Marseille's beaches are typically small affairs, though have an interesting urban backdrop and great access to facilities. More expansive rural options are available in villages like Cassis, La Ciotat, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer and Bandol, about a 20-minute drive to the southeast.

    Nightlife: Although the 12th arrondissement is primarily a residential area, there is still a significant proliferation of restaurants, cafés and bars, great for laid-back conversational entertainment that doesn't get particularly raucous. For nightclubs and dancing into the wee hours, public transport is plentiful to the central districts.

    Outdoor pursuits: The mountainous hinterland to the east of Marseille is a huge playground for hikers, bikers and horse trekkers. There are literally hundreds of miles of trails to explore, both wild and rural in nature, extending off into the vast expanses of Provence. Watersports are also available at the marinas and beaches on the coast.

    Culture: Most of the museums in Marseille lie a mile or two to the west of the 12th district, and most have been recently refurbished to feature in Marseille's 2013 appointment as the European Capital of Culture. Must-sees include the Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts), the Musée Cantini and the Musée d'Histoire de Marseille (The Museum of Marseille History).

    Weather in the 12th arrondissement of Marseille

    Marseille enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which means hot summers and mild winters. Average high temperatures in the summer reach a balmy 28-29°C, with evenings comfortable at around 19°C. Winters will see temperatures dip into single digits, with the average highs in the low teens. Not much rain falls in the Cote d'Azur, but what does tends to arrive in the autumn.

    Travel to the 12th arrondissement of Marseille

    Marseille has its own airport with direct flights to the UK. Visitors can pick from Ryanair, EasyJet and British Airways, or for a much larger selection, they could fly into Nice, and make the 120-mile drive along the coast of the French Riviera part of the trip. Driving to the south of France from the UK is also quite doable, taking only a couple of days. Trains are also convenient, and it is possible to make it to Marseille in around nine hours from London with favourable connections.

    Attractions in and around 12th Arrondissement

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around 12th Arrondissement? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to La Vieille Charite and Notre-Dame de la Garde or spend an enlightening afternoon at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Montagne Sainte Victoire. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Chateau d'If, Cours Mirabeau or Place des Precheurs to your agenda.