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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.

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                                                                                                      Arrived by Eurostar.Took metro blue line one,2 stops to port.Very easy to find apartment.Helene and Roland very helpful.Apartment situated right on the harbour .Very spacious, lounge well equipped,side balcony with great views to harbour.Great evenings sitting watching boats,not enough space for chairs but sitting on step ok. Tv and cable,dining table,comfy sofa,stereo.Kitchen very well equipped.Halogen top , full oven,microwave,coffee maker.Double doors to outside roof terrace.Very spacious.large table and chairs.Also washing machine in outside cupboard.We used it twice .Drying rack.Drying made easy .Lovely to eat there..Great artisan bakery across the road.Fresh baguette every morning. Bedroom very spacious.,comfy bed.plenty of storage.Double doors out to narrow balcony with views to harbour. We felt extremely safe staying here.2women.Street door had lock,then external door with key, then lift.then key to apartment.Bathroom very spacious.shower cubicle.separate toilet.iron and board. Lots to do in Marseille.We did lots of walking to a all area's.Took th ferry to Freile island.lovely.peacful.had lunch.8 Euro for ferry .fab. Also they have a little train again just outside apartment , 2 routes .1 to cathedral and 1 to panier.8 Euro..But it is all walkable.Fisherman arrive every morning on the harbour.just opposite. All in all very friendly hosts.Great location.right in the harbour .Fantastic places to eat and drink.A few streets away from the port you can find lovely squares to sit and enjoy. Small Spar supermarket 1minute away ,while larger supermarket with everything 10 minutes away .10 out of 10
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      cute and close!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Jo is lovely! met me outside the property and showed me upstairs, explained the room to me and showed all the maps and leaflets she had on marseille and the surrounding areas, was happy to show me all the good points of interest and were to find specific shops i was looking for, very happy to answer any questions and emails back very quickly! the room is large, boho styled with jazzy tiles and open with big windows and everything is very clean! about a 5 minute walk from the port and surrounded by lots of good local places for dinner and lunch! the bed is massive and very comfortable :) Jo also speaks english very well and is happy to have a chat! had a wonderful stay at her property :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017