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City side, sea side. Charming apartment in an apartment complex of Marseille

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 48 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

City side, sea side. Charming apartment in an apartment complex of Marseille

Very close to Vieux-Port and to the town centre. In the heart of the Saint-Victor area. Ideally located to discover Marseille, a city around the harbour.

Cultural centre 100 m away Marseille European Capital of Culture 2013.

10 m away by foot from the Catalans Beach.

Charming 48 sq.m apartment, in an apartment complex typically from Marseille, on the second floor.

Bright and sunny, with no noise nuisance, it is located on the garden side.

Banks, pharmacy, minimarkets, bakery, Italian grocery shop, 50 m away

Cafes and restaurants, 50 m away as well.

Bus, 55, 80, 60 , 54, 81, 83 and taxis.

Bicycle Station

Underground Station Vieux-Port

Theatre and Opera. Le Silo, Odeon.

Ideal for a stay with your family, friends, 2 nights, 1 weekend, 1 week or more.

Vinci and Corderie Parking lots.

The apartment has:

1 large bedroom with 140x200 cm bed, wardrobe/closet, linen cupboard.

1 Lounge with TV / Internet, radio, 1 convertible for 2 people (140x190, very comfortable).

1 Dining area for 4 people.

1 Separate kitchen, microwave, 4 gas hobs, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, kettle,coffee maker, refrigerator.

1 Shower room (shower, washbasin).

1 Separate toilet.

Baby cot available upon request.

Leaflets, map of Marseille and guides are at your disposal.

A few ideas to discover our city.

I am at your disposal for any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me to prepare your stay.

The rue des Lices is one of the oldest street of Marseille, lices means wooden palisades, which surrounded the squares or the fortified castles, an enclosed plot of land used for jousts or tournaments.

Some remains of the battlement built during the reign of Louis XIV can be seen al along the rue des Lices.

From the end of the rue des Lices, go up to the rue Vauvenargue towards Notre-Dame de la Garde, you will discover a magnificent panorama of the bay and the city. Bus 60 if you wish.

Visit the Basilica and the crypt and go down to the rue de l'Oratoire,(at the bottom of the stairs, on the side of the archbishop's palace) Place Colonel Eon, you will see a tank which was used to liberate Marseille during World War One.

On the way there is a a large building, the Institute for the Blind and the first public garden of Marseille, the Pierre Puget Garden.

Here are some good addresses closeby, l'Epicerie,Le café de l'Abbaye (good value for money).

To be visited in the area:

The St Victor Abbey, place of pilgrimage, Black Madonna, catacombs.

The St-Nicolas Fort which is on the opposite bank with the St-Jean Fort, were guarding the entrance of Marseille.

The Palace of Pharo offered by empress Eugenie, the spouse of Napoleon III to the city of Marseille.

Since Ancient Times, the Vieux-Port is embedded in a calanque. The Calanque du Lacydon (the name of a brook coming from the heights of La Canebiere towards the harbour). Curled up between the St-Laurent Butte, Carmes and Mills on the north side and the hill of Notre-Dame de la Garde on the south side, the city grew up all around over the course of the centuries.

The Quai de Rive-Neuve and the Quai des Belges are currently being renovated, one of the most beautiful walks of Europe will be inaugurated at the end 2012 , beginning of 2013 (with no transit traffic).

Restaurants, brasseries, ice-cream parlours, souvenir shops, OM soccer shop, etc. can be found all around the Vieux-Port.

Les Arcenaulx where the galleys of Louis XIV were constructed. The arsenal were destructed at the end of the XVIII the century and the area was rehabilitated for living and warehouses.Today, boutiques, art galleries, cafés and restaurants encircle the Estienne D'Orves Square.

The surrounding streets have evocative names like rue des Brusques (brooms used to burn the hulls to clean the particles attached during navigation) rue du Petit Chantier, Boulevard de la Corderie,

La criée Théâtre National (the old fish market).

Cross the harbour in a typical boat from Marseille. The ferry in fron the Bar de la Marine.Pagnol with Escartefigue, Mr Brun, Panisse, Marius, Fannie.Here you are in front of the Town Hall.

Discover the oldest area of Marseille, the Panier (where the soap 'Plus Belle la Vie' is being filmed).

Admire the Maison Diamante, wonderful dwelling, saved during the dynamiting of the area during World War Two and which has been moved.

The Hotel-Dieu, from the 17th Century, is an old hospital and soon to be luxurious 5 star hotel.

The Church of the Accoules and the hill going to the Place des Moulins.

The Place de Lenche.

The place has been influenced by every emigration wave that Marseille has seen during the 20th century. Italians, Greeks and Corsicans. The narrow streets allowed to communicate from window to window. Evocative names reflect the intense history of the area. Rue du Petit Puits, Place des Treizes Coins, rue Puits du Denier, rue des Cordelles, rue des Mauvestis (the badly dressed), rue Belles Ecuelles.

La vieille Charité (1641) hosts many exhibitions, was an hospice and then a prison.

Visit of the Chapelle St-Laurent, the cathedral of La Major, the St-Jean Fort and the Musée des Civilisations.

of the Museum which will open in 2013.

Enjoy the tram, visit the Palais Lonchamps, on the heights of the Canebiere.

Book a nice day or an afternoon for this walk.

Bus 83 will take you to the Vallon des Auffres, a typical old fishing village.

You will walk along the Corniche-Kennedy (a residential area of Marseille with splendid villas), stop at David (a copy of the statue of Leonardo Da Vinci).

Take a walk along the beaches of the Prado, (hectares reclaimed from the sea with the rubble of the construction site of the underground of Marseille) have a glass of wine on the terrace of one of the many establishments.

Visit the Château Borely.

Bus 19 towards the Goudes

Quai de rive-neuve, board on the excursion boats to visit the islands, Frioul, the Château d'If, famous for the Comte de Monte-Cristo, of Alexandre Dumas.

Visit the Calanques by boat, you will not be able to land nor swim but you will have amazing photos. They start just after the typical area of the Goudes, at the south end of the city. Bus 19 to Callelongue,

Marseilleveyre,Sugiton, Morgiou, En-Vau, Port-pin,etc.

*** See Marseille from the heights ALTIVUE MARSEILLE. *******

Marche du Prado, fruits, vegetables,clothing, every day (but Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are better).

Underground Vieux-Port, exit at Castellane.

To visit Cassis which is a summer resort and a pretty village, you can ride a special bus. Marseille /Cassis in Castellane next to the Mac Donald. Prices.

You will find a sign indicating the position.

To visit Aix-en-Provence

Underground Vieux-Port, exit Gare St-Charles

Follow the signs Gare Routiere, departure every half hour towards Aix. Beautiful market on Saturday morning.


Aix-en-Provence, The Luberon

Les Baux, La Camargue.

Avignon, Arlesand many other places.

More Details
Registration Number : Declat Ville de Marseille

Property Manager
Paule Sorce
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cet appartement est joli , bien équipé donnant sur une esplanade trés calme , plein sud.

Il n'y a aucun bruit de voiture.

Pour des raisons professionnelles j'y ai logé à plusieurs reprises et je peux dire qu'il est confortable été comme hiver.

Le quartier est particuliérement sympathique.

On trouve dans le bas de la rue d'endoume, boulanger, primeur et autre commerce , un super marché est accessible à pied à environ 400 m.

On peut passer de trés bon moments dans les restaurants et cafés environnants.
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Saint-Victor, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 48 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • B.A.BA bonne entente pour location cosy.... Je suis Paule et vous remettrai les clefs. Bienvenue ..4 pattes (supplément 5 euros jour )dégressif .
  • A la fin de votre séjour .... défaire les lits, pliez les draps et videz les poubelles (salle de bain et cuisine). La vaisselle sera rangée .
  • Rendre l'appartement tel qu'il était le jour de votre arrivée .... Agréable et propre . Si vous ne désirez pas faire le ménage comptez 25 euros .
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet , Separate
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , Cot available upon request
  • 1 Double bed, in a spacious and quiet bedroom overlooking one of the esplanades planted with trees,and a garden, no traffic. 2 Side tables, bedside lamps for reading. Closet and shelves. Sheets provided. Blankets available. In the large living room are a sofa-bed, 140x200 (2 persons) and a bed-settee,1 person) ,and sheets are provided.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Pétanque Court
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internet broadband Freebox and joystick Television Vinci Parking lot very closeby. Additional private parking available.


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City side, sea side. Charming apartment in an apartment complex of Marseille
average rating of 4.65 based on 95 reviews

good stay

  • 4 of 5

The property is conveniently close to Vieux Port. The building doesn't have an elevator but the owner is generously helped with luggage handling. The apartment doesn't have air conditioner, but it was OK to stay during the hot July days, it was enough fresh air flow with provided fans. It has a spacious leaving room. I wouldn't rely on street parking though, it's hard to get an empty spot. Another thing to mention, the separate toilet room is tiny, I wouldn't recommend it for a big people.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci
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Great jumping-off point for little tours of Marseille

  • 5 of 5

This nice little suite two flights up from Rue des Lices was great for a romantic getaway. We stayed only two nights in Marseille but the location of this little corner of paradise would have lasted far longer without going stale. It's just a few minutes' walk down the hill past Le Four des Navettes (don't forget to stop !) to the bay, the bus, the bistros ...

It would have been nice to have a fan in the apartment to keep the air moving ; it was nice to have the windows open at night, but the nights we were there we heard rather energetic music from down the street at late hours. Bring earplugs and you'll be fine.

This was a great jumping-off point for our short excursion to Marseille and I'm sure it would again serve us well the next time we stay, hopefully for a longer duration ! The manager is very accommodating and easy to work with, and gave us many good pointers on places to see and things to do.

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your "appreciation", but it was the feast of music , in France.this night Cordialy Paule
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Great apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful apartment for exploring the beautiful city of Marseille. As soon as we arrived, the owner graciously met my brother and I and took us to the flat. She sat down with us for half an hour and answered all of our questions about public trans. and tourist spots; she was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.

The apartment itself was perfect for what we wanted. The beds were very comfortable; it was well furnished and modern; the kitchen was very supplied and easy to cook in; and the dishwasher and washing machine helped out a lot!

It is about a 3 minute walk to the bus stops and a well stocked market and outstanding bakery was only a two minute walk away.

Overall a great apartment!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi !Andrew Thank you very much Paule Sorce
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Great, charming apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Marseille in this apartment. The owner, Paule, was very helpful and pleasant. The apartment was comfortable and well-equipped with everything necessary to relax and do some cooking when we weren't out. The location was only a short walk from the Old Port, the beach and Notre Dame de la Garde, as well as many buses and the Metro. There were also many cafes and restaurants, groceries, bakeries and green grocers. We would certainly stay there again if in Marseille and recommend the apartment to relatives and friends.

Thanks for a great stay Paule!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very very much I hope see you another holidays Paule
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Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Traditional French Apartment in a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Paula, was very helpful and friendly from the first day we arrived till the last morning. The bed was very comfortable and the apartment had all that was required for a modern tourist. There were lots of shops in the local area and we enjoyed sampling french food. A short walk and we could enjoy all the Old Port had to offer. Will be recommending this apartment to anyone who might be travelling here.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Paule
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Longueuil, Québec, Canada

Un grand merci!

  • 5 of 5

Merci à nos hôtes. Parfait pour nos besoins. Appartement très bien situé qui a répondu à toutes nos attentes. La réalité est fidèle à la description.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enchantés de vous avoir reçu . Merci beaucoup
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Sud Pharo
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Vieux-Port /St-Victor

Land side, seaside.

This charming apartment is located in the heights of the Vieux-Port, in the very nice area of

St-VictorAll shopping facilities at the bottom of the apartment complex.

Ideal as a Pied-à-Terre to discover Marseille on foot, to swim, beaches, Catalans and prophets ,

to enjoy the sun on the terraces of the cafés and restaurants of the Vieux-Port, to go shopping in the city centre,

to board on motor launches to the Calanques and the Chateau d'If.

You can also visit the Panier which is the historical area of Marseille and many other places.

Have a nice stay!

Bus and taxis 50 m away.

Vieux-Port underground station

Sea : 900m

Shops: 50m away;

Town centre: 800 m

Train station of St-Charles: 10 min

Motorway exit Carenage/Pharo-Marseille 500m away

Marseille-Marignane Airport 30 min away.

Cars and trains to visit:

Cassis 20km, Aix-en-Provence 30 km away, villages of the Luberon.

Les-Baux-de-Provence, Nimes, Arles, Avignon.

Golf: Golf of the Parc Borely, facing the South Bay of Marseille and the racecourse.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee AU$15.68 per person per night
Pet Fee AU$31.36

Je vous remettrai personnellement les clefs et vous présenterai l'appartement .Le linge de maison et les draps sont inclus dans le tarif de la location ainsi que les taxes de séjour.Si vous ne désirez pas faire le ménage de départ , il faut prévoir 24 euros.
La caution de 300 euros (espèce où chèque ) sera restituée le jour de votre départ .
A bientôt


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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