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Make an apartment in 6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde your home away from home

Apartments in 6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde are located in a coastal arrondissement of Marseille, a range of urban holiday accommodation to contrast with HomeAway's more rural selection across the rest of the Cote d'Azur. Marseille's history stretches back 2,600 years, and over that time it has functioned as France's main trading port. This has given the city an eclectic atmosphere, as the confluence of cultures evolved into a melting pot of cuisines, customs, and ideologies. Villas in 6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde are very convenient for the cultural attractions of Marseille, especially the dominating Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde, a huge neo-Byzantine church built on the highest natural point in Marseille – and recently meticulously and extensively restored.

6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde holiday accommodation is centred around an important bus and metro exchange, which makes for getting around Marseille easy. As might be expected from urban holiday apartments in 6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and internet access are the norms, and a few even have access to a pool and barbecue area. For those without a pool, however, the warm waters of the Mediterranean are usually no more than a short walk away.

Things to do

Beaches: There are a couple of beaches within a mile or two of 6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde holiday rentals, which have great views of the city and access to facilities. Grander and quieter beaches can be found about 15 miles to the southeast.

Food and drink: As the capital of Provence, Marseille probably has the best access to its produce and cuisines, and the masses of restaurants run the gamut from affordable and homely to the exquisite and exclusive, with many dishes unique to the region, generally fusions of the various Mediterranean influences.

Outdoor pursuits: Being close by Vieux Port, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and boat-orientated activities are very popular. Of course, the hills and mountains of Provence beckon from the city limits, where much fantastic hiking, biking and horse trekking can be found.

Shopping: In addition to the elevated level of shopping one finds in a major metropolitan city, there's a local products and artisan market held every Thursday and Friday in June and the first two weeks in September, and every day during July and August. It's located in the newly pedestrianised Old Port right by the 6th District.

Culture: Marseilles has 24 museums and 42 theatres, which is more than enough to satisfy even the most dedicated cultural enthusiast. This includes the magnificent Opera des Marseille. Also check out the Prefecture, the fountain of Place Castellane, and of course the district's namesake, the Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde.

Weather in 6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde

The Mediterranean climate, moderated by the proximity of the sea and the opposing north and south winds, known as the Mistral and the Scirocco, supplies typical maximum summer temperatures of around 28-29°C. Most of the precipitation occurs during the autumn, and mild and often pleasant winters and springs mean Marseille can easily be thought of as a year-round destination.

Travel to 6th - Notre-Dame de la Garde

Marseille has its own airport around 15 miles northwest of the 6th District, which itself sits on a major bus and metro interchange. Thus this central location is perfect for getting about the city efficiently. Marseille is also fairly reachable by car and train from the south of England, with a road trip taking a couple of days, and a train around nine hours.

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                                                                                                      A beautiful view over the rooftops of Marseille. Good appartment for a city break

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                                                                                                      We stayed at Cour Julien for a three night break and thoroughly enjoyed it. The appartment was comfortable for the two of us although the climb up to the appartment is not for the faint hearted or unfit! The 84 steps up are worth it for the spectacular view of the traditional terracotta rooftops leading down to the Vieux Port and the Mediterranean out in the far distance. The area of Cour Julien is really charming with lots of small bars and restaurants and the local metro and bus routes mean that you can get to anywhere in Marseille easily and cheaply. The flat has most things you need but there is a local shop across the Espace Julien where you can stock up on basics. All in all this appartment is great for a couple of days and Marseille is a city that will leave a lasting impression you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment in a brilliant location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Loved the property, made our stay in Marseille very comfortable. Very clean and had everything we needed. The sofa bed was very comfortable and was a genuine bed, something you don't normally get when renting 1-bed apartments! The location was perfect, quiet area and in short walking distance to the Old Port and metro stations, as well as a supermarket 5 minutes away. The right side of town if you're looking to explore. Definitely recommended if you're looking for somewhere lovely to stay, and will be mentioning it to any friends thinking of travelling to Marseille in the future! The owners were very welcoming and provided information on the city for us, giving us tips on what we could do including the boat trip to the two islands just off the coast. If you're thinking of heading to the south of France for a holiday or just a weekend getaway, have a look at this property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 04, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016