Marseille holidays are popular among international tourists from all over the globe for very good reason. This enviable destination on the southeastern coast of France combines historic character and cultural charm with natural beauty and a warm atmosphere. Marseille is the second largest city in France and also has the distinction of being the country’s very oldest settlement, a history that spans over 2,500 years. In this time, Marseille has developed into a significant cultural center in Western Europe, and due in large part to its idyllic location on the Mediterranean coast, a hot spot for vacationers from within the continent and beyond.
There are all kinds of Marseille holiday rentals to suit the needs of the droves of tourists that descend upon the city each and every year, from boutique hotels and luxury resorts, to economy inns and backpacker hostels. You can be selective with the style, size, location, and virtually everything else. Whether you are planning a holiday in Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, Cassis (which are all nearby), or Marseille itself, there is sure to be an accommodation that is perfect for you.
Marseille holidays afford people the opportunity to take part in a whole range of activities, from water sports on the Mediterranean, to exploring medieval palaces and classic works of architecture that are seemingly around every corner. As you begin to make plans, you should also ask yourself what part of town you wish to stay in, based upon what you are most interested in doing and seeing. The public transportation system in Marseille is such that you can fairly easily get from one place to another around town, but you may desire to be in a particular part of the city because of its charm and style. Take the Vieux Port, for instance. There are a number of Marseille holiday rentals, many in the form of apartments, condos, and boutique hotels housed in classic buildings, that let you stay in one of the oldest parts of the city. The cobblestone side streets, cafes, quaint restaurants, and Mediterranean breeze set the stage for an amazing vacation.
On the other hand, a holiday in Aix-en-Provence may also be just the thing for you. This city twenty miles north of Marseille is notable for its cobblestone streets, tree-lined boulevards, mansions, cool cafes, and vibrant art scene. There is perhaps no better way to enjoy the high life in the south of France that relaxing on the beach and then shopping on the Cours Mirabeau in this charming city. You can find an Aix-en-Provence holiday rental in many different parts of town and in choice locations by shopping, entertainment, and great dining.
Marseille holidays are not all about sightseeing, but to get the full effect of what the city is all about, you should make an effort to visit some of the most notable attractions. Others will spend the better part of their vacation doing just that. The Basilique du Notre Dame de la Garde, the Parc Borely, and the Chateau d’If are all attractions well worth visiting while in Marseille. Whether you are planning a holiday in Aix-en-Provence or any of the enviable destinations within Marseille itself, you are sure to have a memorable time.