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Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille Vieux Port

Most popular facilities

1 swimming pool
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Fitness center
Restaurant
Bar

NH Collection Marseille

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Free WiFi
Pet friendly
Family rooms
Fitness center
Restaurant
Non-smoking rooms
Bar

Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port

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Spa
Pet friendly
Family rooms
very good Fitness Center
Restaurant
Non-smoking rooms
Bar

InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu

Most popular facilities

1 swimming pool
Spa
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Airport shuttle
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bar

Le Petit Nice – Passedat

Most popular facilities

Free WiFi
Pet friendly
Family rooms
Beachfront
Restaurant
Non-smoking rooms
Bar

Hotel C2

Most popular facilities

1 swimming pool
Spa
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Restaurant
Bar

MARSEILLE BREAKS

Marseille hustles and bustles with wonderful activity.

Dubbed as France’s New Orleans, the city is the crossroads of world traffic and is agreeably called the meeting place of the entire world. The city of Marseille is ancient, founded by the Greeks that came to France all the way from the city Phocaea in the 6th century B.C. The city of Marseille has seen its own numbers of wars and destruction with trade as it underlying principle, Marseille was soon back to its feet as France’s second largest city and the country’s premier port.

Though big and sprawling, and in many respects, dirty and slum-like in many places, Marseille still remains a fascinating city that oozes with much elegance and charm. Its old harbor, the Vieux Port, in particular, is vibrant, colorful and charming enough to compensate for the dreary industrial dockland nearby. But then Marseille has always been a symbol of danger and intrigue and the city’s contrasts in outlook just added to that reputation somewhat.

Marseille is a lively medley of races and creeds and a place with unique sounds, smells and sights. Its busy streets and sidewalk cafes reflect the city’s unique spirit, particularly along the main street of La Canebiere. This street is known by the World War II GI’s as a ‘can of beer’ and it may be the seediest street in the whole of France but La Canebiere is the spine and soul of Marseille. In this street one can find a whole range of foreigners and sailors of every nation bustling in and out of the many hotels, shops and restaurants that line this street.

At the end of La Canebiere, you will find the colorful Vieux Port which is dominated by the colossal neoclassical forts of St. Jean and St. Nicholas. Fishing crafts and yachts fill Viex Port but the port is also ringed with an array of seafood restaurants.

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde is also one of Marseille’s major tourist attractions. The church was built in 1864 in the Romanesque-Byzantine style and capped with a gilded statue of the Virgin that stands 9m tall. The church not only shows France’s Gilded Age at its most redolent, but it also boasts of the most breathtaking sunset view of the city as well as the islands and the sea.

Parc du Pharo is also a great vantage point to enjoy a panoramic view of Marseille. It offers a great respite from the urban congestion of Marseille. For a fact of history, you can take a look the gray stone façade of the Chateau du Pharo. The Chateau was built by Napoleon III in the 1860’s for his empress, Eugenie. The story goes that Eugenie was not impressed and seldom visited the Chateau. Presently, it is owned and maintained by the city of Marseille and is used as a convention center and occasionally, as a concert hall.
Marseille offers a diversity of merchandise when it comes to shopping with its handful of well-respected galleries for the finest arts and antiques. You can find great antique finds at Antiquités François-Décamp.

For folklores and souvenirs, Marseille’s santons or carved wooden crèche figurines are especially popular and the best place to find these artifacts is at the Ateliers Marcel Carbonel.

Here is Marseille’s sweet special treat. ..at Amandine, you can have a picture of yourself or any graphic art reproduced in various shades of chocolate on top of a flavourful layer cake!

When the sun starts to set at Marseille, one can take a walk around the Vieux Port for an entertaining and relatively harmless experience of the city’s saltiness where cafes and restaurants all vie for your attention by claiming to have the best view of the harbour.
Another fun scene to be at night is at L’Escale Borely, which is the contemporary equal of Vieux Port. This waterfront development has about a dozen cafes and restaurants serving many different types of cuisines. L’Escale Borely is a great spot to watch in-line skaters do their tricks on the promenade or the chance to start a friendly chat with a sociable stranger and where street crime is less likely to happen.

Great attractions, great sights and great finds, Marseille is one remarkable city to be in for a visit.
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