Discover a selection of 3,500 holiday rentals in Marseille, FR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 48 per night, and villas and cottages are popular options for a stay in Marseille. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Marseille from holiday lettings

Holiday lettings on the French Riviera are especially satisfying when you stay in a city like Marseille. The motto of the city roughly translates to, ‘The city of Marseille shines from its great achievements’, and that statement is no exaggeration. Historical buildings, pristine shorelines and breathtaking natural formations are prominent throughout the area, which is why it’s consistently one of the top destinations for travellers. You can explore everything it has to offer for yourself on your next holiday.

History

Historical sites near your Marseille holiday rental

As a historical French port, Marseille is packed with sites from centuries past. The Old Port area is still active and is guarded by two forts on either side. Fort Saint-Nicolas and Fort Saint-Jean are 17th-century structures that have been remarkably well preserved and you’re free to explore them on your own. You may also want to visit the Marseille Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure. The sprawling Romanesque Byzantine Revival building was built in the mid 19th century, but the old cathedral nearby dates back to the 12th century.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Marseille

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Marseille a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Marseille La Salette (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Allauch-Marseille Golf (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Chateau de la Buzine (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Eurocopter (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Aix-Marseille Golf (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Sainte-Victoire Golf (15.5 mi / 25 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Marseille

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Marseille is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Montagne Sainte Victoire (18.8 mi / 30.2 km)
  • Jardin des Vestiges (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Palais Longchamps (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • 26th Centenary Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Plage des Catalans (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Parc Borely (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Marseille

The nearest airport is in Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence), located 12.8 mi (20.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Marseille Saint Charles Station, Arenc Euroméditerranée Station and Marseille-Blancarde Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Marseille by catching a ride on the metro at Réformés-Canebière Metro Station, Noailles Station or St. Charles Station.

How to get around

Transport to Marseille holiday homes

Arriving at holiday homes in Marseille is easy thanks to Marseille Provence Airport. This international airport is one of the busiest in France, so catching a flight straight to your destination shouldn’t be a problem. If you’re already in France, there is an extensive network of motorways connecting Marseille to other major cities, and there’s railway access as well from Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles. To travel around Marseille itself, you can take the tramway system or bus rapid transit to get virtually anywhere in town. The roads are easy to traverse as well, so a car hire is a valuable option as well.

Food & drink

Taste Marseille’s signature cuisine near holiday cottages

Marseille has a culture of its own that’s unique compared to the rest of France. With that culture comes a variety of food you can’t really find anywhere else. Among the most popular is bouillabaisse. This seafood dish consists of local fresh fish, often three different varieties, cooked with potatoes and vegetables along with a baguette and rouille (a spread made with spices and homemade mayo). Typically, bouillabaisse is prepared for large groups, and the more people you have with you, the more varieties of fish the chef typically includes. You can wash it down with a bit of Pastis, a local alcoholic beverage. It has been historically associated with absinthe, but the beverages are notably different with the included anise coming from the Mediterranean rather than Asia and the lack of wormwood.

Events

Events near your Marseille holiday rental

As one of the largest cities in France, there’s no shortage of events to enjoy here no matter where your holiday rental is in town. In June, you can enjoy the Fête de la Musique where musicians both professional and amateur take to the streets and showcase their talents. It’s free so there’s no barrier to entry whatsoever. If you’re a fan of dance music, you may want to visit Marseille in late September for Marsatac. This festival features numerous national and international electronica artists, and tens of thousands of people attend every year. If that doesn’t sate your musical desire, October features the Fiesta des Suds, a celebration of world music that focuses exclusively on international artists playing more unique and regional genres of music.

Can I find a vacation rental around Marseille?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,461 vacation rentals near Marseille. From 406 villas to 33 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Marseille for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Marseille?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Marseille:

  • 8th Arrondissement: 446 vacation rentals
  • 7th Arrondissement: 877 vacation rentals
  • 1st Arrondissement: 554 vacation rentals
  • 9th Arrondissement: 243 vacation rentals
  • 2nd Arrondissement: 584 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Marseille?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Marseille. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Calanques National Park: 4,191 vacation rentals
  • Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations: 4,521 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Marcel Station: 5,174 vacation rentals
  • La Corniche: 4,314 vacation rentals
  • Pharo Park: 4,484 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Marseille listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Marseille?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 406 Villas in Marseille. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Marseille include:

  • Cottages: 33 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,390 rentals available
  • Flats: 1,725 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Marseille?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,126 vacation rentals with pool available in Marseille. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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