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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.

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                                                                                                    What a fantastic time myself and my husband mark had staying here!... Andrée and her son Jean Luc are such great hosts, they made us feel so welcome in their home! Andrée was extremely helpful when we arrived recommending places to visit and even wrote down the bus and subway times!..this information was so useful to us and enabled us to see all the wonderful sights of Marsielle! we will definitely be coming back to stay in the future! Fantastique vacances!! 5 étoiles Prenez soin de vous Andree! espérons vous renseigner bientôt.
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                                                                                                    Fantastic Provençal house with a very special team of Claudine and Vizir.

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                                                                                                    My husband and I spent a week in the exceptional company of Claudine and Vizir and what a fabulous week we had. The weather was lovely, the City magical and the house and hosts very special. Claudine prepared a fantastic Provence breakfast each morning, served by the lovely pool. The property is situated close to the efficient Metro, tram and bus services which take you direct to the stunning Vieux Port in around 10 minutes. There are also many restaurants within a 10 minute walk of the property. The bedroom , like the rest of the house, is spotlessly clean with a very comfortable bed and a great view of the garden and large swimming pool area. There is a private toilet and shower room with a great shower. We were always made to feel welcome in all parts of the house. Although we didn't need it, there is ample secure, private parking available on site. Claudine is not only a really friendly host who loves to use her great command of the English language but also a great ambassador for a City she is quite rightly so proud of. She took us out on numerous occasions showing us many sights we wouldn't have known existed. Thank you Claudine for making our holiday that extra bit special. I have no hesitation in recommending this property and look forward to our next visit.
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