Get your sea-side jollies in Marseille. With its wonderfully warm climate and chic urban scene, the largest city in France after Paris has plenty to offer its visitors, who will want to keep coming back for more!
Welcome to the Kyriad Hotel Marseille Paradis Préfecture, which is located in the centre of Marseille, a city founded by the Phocaeans and steeped in 2,000 years of history, in an area renowned for business and leisure, 10 minutes fr (...) see hotel description
Our 3-star Kyriad Hotel Restaurant Marseille Centre - Rabatau, in the 10th arrondissement of Marseille is a 10 minute walk from the Stade Vélodrome, the Convention Centre, the Palais des Sports and a 5 minute walk from POMGE (Palais (...) see hotel description
In a lush, green setting less than 1 minute from the Plan de Campagne shopping area and 5 minutes from Aix les Milles, the Kyriad Hotel Aix les Milles – Plan de Campagne is the ideal place to do business, enjoy your leisure time or r (...) see hotel description
Your 3-star Kyriad Hotel Restaurant Marseille Aéroport is ideally located 5 minutes from the airport, the Eurocopter site, Aix-TGV station, the Plan de Campagne business park and is 10 minutes by car from Marseille – la Joliette port (...) see hotel description
Your Kyriad Hotel & Restaurant Marseille - Gémenos is close to Aubagne, the birth place of Marcel Pagnol, 12 km from Cassis and its must-see Calanques (steep walled inlets), and 20 km from the Le Castellet motor racing circuit.Ou (...) see hotel description
Located close to the Marignane airport, your Kyriad *** Marseille Provence Aéroport hotel is merely a 3-minute car journey from both the airport terminal and the Airbus Helicopters head office. The hotel is ideally situated between V (...) see hotel description
A warm welcome awaits you 24 hours a day at the Première Classe Hotel Marseilles, one of our new generation of 2-star hotels.Situated in the centre of Marseilles, near the Parc Chanot exhibition centre, the Palais du Pharo conference (...) See hotel description
Your Première Classe Hotel one star Marseille - La Valentine welcomes you to the Valentine commercial area, 15 minutes from Marseille city centre and from the many restaurants in which you can try the famous local speciality, bouilla (...) See hotel description
Renovated Hotel ! Ideally situated just 10 minutes from the city centre, port and beach, our 3 star Marseilles Saint Antoine hotel boasts a superb location for your family holiday. The Campanile Hotel Marseilles Saint Antoine is easy (...) See hotel description
With its rich 2,600 year history, Marseille is a welcoming, dynamic city.Its exceptional heritage and pleasant climate make it a favourite destination to explore, whether you're holidaying here or just staying overnight in a friendly (...) See hotel description
The Campanile Marseille La Penne is 3-star hotel, ideal for a family holiday, a weekend stay or a business trip. The hotel in Marseille La Penne is ideally situated 10 minutes from Cassis, 5 minutes from the centre of Aubagne, 15 min (...) See hotel description
The Campanile Marseille- Vitrolles Griffon Hotel is located 5km from the city centre, offering easy access to many of Vitrolles' historic landmarks. Thanks to its location, the hotel is easily accessible by road. It sits along the D9 (...) See hotel description
Just 6 kilometres from the Marignane airport, just a few minutes from the high-speed railway station in Aix en Provence close to the A7 motorway, the 3-star hotel in Marseille Vitrolles Anjoly is ideal for a family holiday, weekend a (...) See hotel description
For a holiday, a break in your journey down to the Côte d'Azur or simply an overnight stopover, you are sure to enjoy a great value stay at this budget hotel close to Marseille.From the hotel you can head out to discover Vitrolles, a (...) See hotel description
The oldest city in France, Marseille is packed to the rafters with things to discover and see. It is thought that the area now known as Marseille was inhabited almost 30,000 years ago, and the city itself was founded in 600 BC by the Greeks, who quickly formed allegiances with the Rome. Signs of these ancient ties can still be seen today as well as markers from other historic events. The city belonged to the King of Sicily before being incorporated into France in 1482.
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the city became militarily important and in the late 18th and early 19th century it flourished as France expanded its empire. Marseille has been a melting pot for several hundred years and this only adds to the diversity that can be seen today. It is a key city for trade and industry in France and there is always something going on, making it a great holiday destination.
A two-day break
Start your trip with a visit to the old and new major cathedrals. Then, why not visit the Saint Jean Fortress and the Saint-Laurent Church. Stroll around the docks and the old port before heading towards the shopping district – choose from the Rue Saint-Ferréol and the Cours d’Estienne d’Orves. Then, why not visit the Palais Longchamps which contains the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History.
A week-long stay
If you’re staying for longer then take a walk to the crossroads of Cours Belsunce , where you can see the Arc de Triomphe of the Place d’Aix and the famous Alcazar music hall. Relax in the Jardin de la Colline Puget, the first public park to be created in Marseille. Visit the Saint-Cannat Church along the famous Rue de la République. Explore the city’s old quarter, known as the “Panier” – there are many things to see including the Hôtel Dieu and the Maison Diamantée.
A family holiday
Here with your family? Visit the Théâtre de Marionnettes for a concert, play or circus show that is sure to keep everyone entertained for hours. It’s only a short journey away from the Kyriad Marseille Centre Paradis Préfecture hotel. Take a boat trip out to the If castle and the Frioul islands for something different or head down to the beach at the Prado Seaside Park. You will be spoilt for choice in this family-friendly city!
Marseille Provence Airport has both international as well as domestic connections. Marseille has a TGV service to Paris as well as regional links through its Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles. The Nord A51, the Littoral A55 and the Est A50 all provide access for cars and coaches. Marseille itself has both a tram and metro system and over 80 bus lines. Bikes can be hired from almost every station and there is plenty of parking, making it easy to explore.
This gem of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region has much to offer in terms of gastronomy and there are countless restaurants and bistros offering a variety of cuisines. Fish is of course extremely popular so sample a Bouillabaisse (fish soup) with traditional bread. Other specialities include Anchoïade, an anchovy and garlic paste, and Pieds-paquets, a dish prepared from pig's trotters and tripe.
Marseille has festivals happening all year round. The Santons Fair marks the beginning of the Christmas period and is perhaps one of the more traditional events to take place. Santons are traditional provencal figurines which appear in Nativity scenes and each year from the last Sunday in November until the end of December Santon-making families gather to display, sell and celebrate their crafts.
The French National Anthem is based on a song known as La Marseillaise which was sung by volunteers on their journey from Marseille to Paris during the French Revolution. Over 500 volunteers were sent help defend the revolutionary government. The melody was decreed as the national anthem in 1795 but then banned by Louis XVIII and Charles X, only to be restored in 1879.