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…

Le Vieux Port, Marseille France


Le Vieux Port, Marseille France

Le Vieux Port, Marseille France

And night

Le Vieux Port, Marseille France

If you go

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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  1. 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.

  2. A vibrant, exciting city day or night. Truly beautiful. A dream travel destination. Have a great weekend.

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