Travelling to Marseille can be an unforgettable experience, particularly if you’re looking for a unique destination. Marseille offers a lot of unique experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. It has an interesting history, beautiful landscapes and an idyllic beach destination. Here we’ve put together a guide to help make your trip to Marseille even more memorable!
There’s no camping site specific to Marseille in France. Marseille is an eclectic city of architecture and culture, soaking up the blend of old-fashioned tradition and modern innovation with the beauty and grace of old ports. soak up the beauty of this ancient port of call and the romance of this city with a visit to the famous Old Port and La Canebi, the famed Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica and Chateau de Versailles, the world’s oldest municipal church. Or soak up the culture and fashion of Marseille’s southernmost region at the region’s major art fair, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. The fair offers a wide range of workshops and events for all levels of artistic abilities, as well as workshops for budding artists and book makers.
If you’re keen on history, then the Old Port of Marseille makes a great location for a walking tour. You’ll need to start your day by visiting the Old Port, where you can see historical remains such as lighthouse ruins, and can also stop for some interesting and varied eating locations. End your day exploring the city centre and sightseeing the other main attractions, including the Old Port, the Calanques, and the historic Saint Pierre Cathedral. If you’re keen on shopping, try out one of the city’s many small boutiques or perhaps pop into one of Marseille’s many small but bustling restaurants.
Camping holidays in Marseille allow you to be close to the attractions, giving you time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the local delicacies while you are there. The town is a short drive from Cannes and offers easy access to all of Europe’s best beaches and resorts. Choose from luxury camping sites in search of a superb holiday break in Marseille, or if you prefer an easier approach, choose one of the many caravan parks and caravan hire sites that surround the town. You’ll find modern facilities such as electricity and water in all of the cabins, and facilities for disabled visitors. Most holiday parks provide activities like walking, cycling and horse riding.
One of the most popular activities in Marseille is hiking, and one of its best kept secrets is the availability of excellent hiking trails around the region. Hiking to the many historic locations in Marseille provides you with views not found anywhere else in France. Most self catering holiday apartments are set amongst the countryside and offer views not afforded to many by the bigger hotel chains. You can start your hike in the morning and return to hot showers in the evening. Many of the trails have firewood and other supplies available to make your stay even more rewarding.
If you prefer to be more ‘hands on’ when it comes to touring and staying in accommodation, you can take advantage of one of the many motorhome sites around the Marseille area. Many motorhome sites in Marseille are situated on the seafront, offering magnificent views across the sea and beyond. Travellers love to stop at these old port facilities, stopping for a chat with the local fishermen or perhaps a spot of fishing. Most of these campsites are within a few miles of the Old Port, so you can explore the harbour area before you head inland. With the variety of experiences to have around the Marseille landscape, your holiday in Marseille will leave you wanting to return again. With plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars to explore, there is a holiday on the coast somewhere in Marseille for every traveller.