Marseille. The oldest city in all of France renown for le Vieux Port and its fisherman has recently become the culture capital of Europe and it shows. Restaurants and cafes dot the Vieux Port affording gorgeous views of the Notre Dame de la Garde that overlooks the city.
Our hotel, the Residence du Vieux Port was the perfect place to base ourselves for our stay in Marseille. Strategically located along the Vieux Port, we were walking distance to restaurants, nightlife and shopping along La Canebière, the historic street in the old quarter of Marseille leading to the Vieux Port. But the best part of all about our hotel was the view off the balcony.
Try a room with a view like ours located along the boardwalk of the Vieux Port for watching the sun set and morning strolls to admire the fisherman selling the daily catch. A gem of a city that has obviously found its place in European culture.
The view from our room was beautiful at any time of day…
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I have written extensively on my visit to Marseille and the lovely region of Provence here (click here for all posts on France). It is a wonderful part of France to explore.
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We`re headed to France next summer- since I can now tell everyone in French my name and where I`m from I believe I`m ready….
Yeah! That is wonderful! 🙂 You will enjoy your time there, I’m sure. C’est magnifique!
Quite a view!
It was wonderful Janel! 🙂
Beautiful place and pictures
We stayed in Bandol (which is right on the coast) one winter and it was a short ride on the train to Marseille. We would jaunt down there for a few hours then back to our apartment at the end of the day. It was a lot of fun.
That sounds wonderful Leslie. I love France and was so lucky to live there twice during my years at university!
Oh those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end.
What a view. Lucky you to experience it.
Yes it was amazing Jo! 🙂
What a fabulous view!
Thanks! Or shall I say Merci beaucoup!
Gorgeous! I don’t think I could leave the balcony! What a room with a view.
Yes it was difficult. We spent many evenings there sipping a glass of wine!
A vibrant, exciting city day or night. Truly beautiful. A dream travel destination. Have a great weekend.
Lovely! Especially like the sunset shot.
Thank you! 🙂
Wonderful views from your hotel room, Nicole. 🙂
Wow! That sounds awesome. I especially like the photo with blue lights on the boats!
Thank you! It was very beautiful there! 🙂
The pictures are so gorgeous! I wish I could have visited last Summer when I was in France. Next time!
Thanks! Yes, south of France is a must! It is really wonderful.
Thanks for photos, very beautiful
You’re welcome and so glad you enjoyed! 🙂
nice place and nice pictures..thanks for sharing
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed! 🙂
Love the sunset photos 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 I loved the hues of the sunlight.
What a wonderful harbor. The night picture is amassing!