HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Make a holiday rental apartment or self catering villa in Marseille, France your home away from home

The Marseille region of Provence is a wonderfully unique area, whose origins lie with the Greeks. Marseille is actually the oldest city in France, with many eras wrapped up in the streets, alleys and squares that make up this astonishing destination. Those who take self catering accommodation in Marseille, France always return, whether for the truly remarkable history, unique folklore and culture or the glorious coastline.

Things to do in Marseille, France

Of all the things to do in Marseille, it is the Marseille beaches that usually get mentioned first. There are more than 20 excellent sandy beaches to choose from when staying in a self catering Marseille apartment or villa. Water sports thrive in the area, with the shingle beaches of Escale Borely and Playa des Planchistes reserved as windsurfing hotspots. There are many excellent Marseille beaches to choose from, especially along the rocky calanques region, which is the Spanish equivalent of the Norwegian Fjords.

Marseille, which is a huge cultural centre, is awash with festivals and events throughout the year, but especially during the summer months. Taking self catering Marseilles accommodation in the summer means that you will never be lost for entertainment if the cafes and nightclubs of Marseilles cannot hold your attention. La Fiesta des Suds is a magnificent celebration of the cities multicultural music and art, whilst the more famous Festival de Marseille in July is an international festival of music, theatre and dance. Information on Marseilles festivals and events are readily available from the Marseille tourist information offices.

Surrounding the town is some of the finest walking, hiking and mountain biking country in the Bouches-du-Rhone. The coastal paths are renowned for their beauty, whilst the Massif des Calanques are known to have some of the most inspiring routes you can find to walk. Cycle races are often fought out in the roads and lanes around Marseille, but if you would like to tour the area slowly, taking a bicycle from a Marseille villa is an excellent choice.

Places to stay on holiday in Marseille, France

Marseille itself must be visited from any of the self catering villas in Marseille’s surrounding area. There are so many things to do in Marseille throughout the year that you cannot miss out. The Cathedral of the Major, Notre Damn de la Garde, Jardin des Vestiges and many palaces make for essential viewing, and the nightlife is fantastic for those who want to stay in the city at night. There are more tourist attractions in Marseille than you could possibly explore in a single holiday from a Marseille apartment, but if you visit the city once, you shall almost undoubtedly be back!

Cassis is a beautiful fishing port on the Cote d’Azur. The port is a sensational place to simply sit in a café and watch the world go by. The village attracts many artists who try to capture the beauty of Cassis on canvas, and those wishing to relax on a quiet beach are right at home. Marseille accommodation in Cassis is also vastly popular with rock climbers looking to conquer the climbing routes up the surrounding cliffs.

The village of La Ciotat is one of the oldest villages in the region, steeped in history yet perfectly modern and comfortable. All water sports can be enjoyed to the highest level from La Ciotat, especially scuba diving, and the rock climbing opportunities are quite phenomenal.

The seaside resort of Carry-le-Rouet is absolutely charming, nestled at the foot of Marseille’s pine covered hills. The village is wonderfully picturesque, set on a beautiful string of little beaches where the waters of the Mediterranean seem clearer than on any other spot along the coast.

Flights to Marseille, France

There are many regular flights to Marseille from UK. Ryanair, BMIbaby, easyJet, Aer Lingus and British Airways all offer flights to Marseille Airport (MRS), with departure points including Dublin (DUB), Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Bournemouth (BOH), Manchester (MAN) and London. Flights to Marseille Airport from the UK take around 3 hours.

Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (49 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #1002119a
    49
    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Multiple rentals Villa #1179055a
      3
      Viewed 94 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (58 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #870610a
        58
        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
          • Studio
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Studio #1213919a
          2
          Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (8 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            Multiple rentals Apartment #861716a
            8
            Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
              Very Good! 4.1/5
              (7 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Multiple rentals House #1179055a
              7
              Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (9 reviews)
                avg/night
                • Studio
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                Multiple rentals Apartment #861716a
                9
                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (36 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #894784a
                  36
                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (33 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Studio #1224885a
                    33
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Multiple rentals Apartment #861716a
                      2
                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (32 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #1223825a
                        32
                        Viewed 121 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (7 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #1449394a
                          7
                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (7 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Multiple rentals Apartment #861716a
                            7
                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (39 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Apartment #1018911a
                              39
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Multiple rentals Cottage #644037a
                                9
                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (25 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #660753a
                                  25
                                  Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1179055a
                                    2
                                    Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #1222907a
                                      1
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #644037a
                                        40
                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (49 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6440203
                                          49
                                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals Villa #1179055a
                                            1
                                            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (25 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #6407438
                                              25
                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (13 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1182265a
                                                13
                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (40 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Villa #889512a
                                                  40
                                                  Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (109 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #238738
                                                    109
                                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #660753a
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1182265a
                                                        2
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1435992a
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #1458446a
                                                            1
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #1414179a
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #671809a
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Apartment #6703130
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (22 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Apartment #584285a
                                                                    22
                                                                    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #627204a
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (22 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #571576a
                                                                        22
                                                                        Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Apartment #1199026a
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (25 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Villa #997919a
                                                                            25
                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #896800
                                                                              10
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (57 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #637871a
                                                                                57
                                                                                Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                  (4 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #942515a
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #6462399
                                                                                    21
                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (62 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #682187a
                                                                                      62
                                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (4 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #1425492a
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (12 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #1395600a
                                                                                          12
                                                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1359555a
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1359555a
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Apartment #1237132a
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (49 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #63018
                                                                                                  49
                                                                                                  Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #1233776a
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      House #637448a
                                                                                                      14
                                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Comfortable, Clean and Great Pool

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa was in a perfect position for walking into Cassis, which had many good restaurants and shops. It had everything you needed and the secluded garden and pool were exceptional. The villa was perfectly positioned for visiting the local villages, as well as Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Best location overlooking the port

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The location was perfect for us to enjoy the atmosphere of the port and the charming town of Cassis. The space and facilities are ideal for a couple and exactly as described. Good communication from Jean-Marc and excellent service during our stay from Alice. As others have noted, everything that Cassis has to offer is nearby - with no need for a car. We loved Cassis and if we return, this apartment would be our first choice to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      So good we'd like to return

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We've been renting apartments or gites in France for almost 30 years and Lilas is one of the very few we both agreed we would want to return to. We have stayed in Provence and further along the coast more than half a dozen times so were familiar with this part of France. We stayed for a week after taking a few days driving down to Cassis and spent all of our time in and around the town, in part because it was so hot during our stay - 34C or thereabouts most of the time. The apartment itself is practical (especially the wifi and private parking) and comfortable - possibly the most comfortable bed anywhere we've stayed! - and, as others have said, in a great location just 5 minutes walk from the harbour, bars, restaurants, beach. The beautiful restful views from the veranda can't be over-estimated and really added to the pleasure and relaxation of the holiday. Annika's driving directions to find the apartment and meet up with Victor were essential and worked perfectly. Cassis itself is compact and delightful; interesting little side streets, great reasonably priced restaurants, twice weekly market, events in the harbour. The boat trip to the calanques is a must. We liked both Plage du Bestouan - approx 15 mins walk from Lilas - for the snorkelling (which included following an octopus hunting among the rocks!) and the main beach which is nearer. It was lovely just sitting in the bars lining the harbour and watching the world go by. Equally, if you haven't been to this part of France before Cassis is a good base to visit other places nearby. Annika, the owner, responded promptly and helpfully to all our initial and subsequent enquiries about the apartment and made it clear we could contact her at any time. Victor, 'the man on the spot', was equally helpful and approachable during our stay. Thanks to both of them and we hope to return!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016