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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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5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.The flights of stairs were a little punishing but that aside it was excellent. The property was very good and very well situated in the most vibrant part of the city with easy access to the main sites/places of interest.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

Very clean and well equipped - wifi included and parking right outside in underground car park.

5 of 5
Perfect location 25 yards from old port with all its bars, restaurants etc. Lovely apartment with everything you could need.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

Really nice apartment, central location, friendly owners

5 of 5
We were a group of 4 people (2 couples in their early-mid 30s) staying for 4 nights. The apartment is really nice, clean and modern. You can tell that it's been recently refurbished. Has all kind of amenities, fridge, microwave, cooker, etc, even a coffee machine (one of those using capsules). Cups, plates, bowls, cutlery and dishes were also provided as well as towels for all of us and additional bedding for the sofa. The sofa opens up into a double bed. In case you are wondering, it is actually a double bed size, same as the bed upstairs, so easily fits 2 adults. Nothing holds the foot-end once unfolded, but we put the sofa cushions underneath and it held it up sufficiently. It was comfortable for 4 nights. Location is very central, right next to the opera house. The front windows actually look out to the side of the opera house. We stayed during the Euro Cup, so understandably there was a bit of noise from the streets at night, but we just closed those windows and opened the terrace door on the other side for fresh air. There is aircon in the apartment, but we didn't use it as it wasn't that hot and an open window was more than enough. During the day, it's recommended lowering the blinds on the terrace door. The sun shines from that side and it can get rather hot inside otherwise. Also, if it doesn't click from the pictures and the loft-bedroom, the apartment is on the top floor of a 5 story house and there is no lift. It's quite an exercise to get up there, but unless you have mobility restrictions, I think it's worth it - and helps with burning down the big lunch / dinner. :) The Old Port is 2-3 mins away with plenty of cafes and restaurants. There is a grocery store about 2-3 mins away where you can buy anything you need for breakfast or if you wish to cook. There are plenty of icecream places around too. The owners were very friendly. They are still a bit new to the rental business, but are very welcoming. They had a couple of mini guides for Marseille and even printed out a list of recommendations for sightseeing as well as restaurants, bars etc. We arranged to meet at the aparment to exchange keys. On check-out, our flight wasn't until late at night and we were allowed to stay even until 5pm which was really nice of them. I guess it all depends when the next guests are arriving. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay and I would definitely recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016