Marseilles

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La Canebière flat

Genre: Airbnb Hood: Canebiere

A beautifully decorated flat in the heart of the old town with interesting vintage furniture and a great selection of books and artworks.It’s a small, bright and cheerful flat that can accommodate up to three people …

Who we think you should be sleeping with in Marseilles...

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Mama Shelter Marseille

Genre: Boutique Hood: Cours Julien

Indie hip hotel brand Mama Shelter has quietly branched out from its Paris HQ and launched new properties in Lyon, Marseille and even Istanbul.  The Marseille branch designed by the Mama Shelter’s design of choice – the ubiquitous Philippe Starck, opened with a view of taking advantage of the influx of young, bohemian and price conscious visitors descending onto the sea-side capital for the 2013 European City of Culture Festival. And not before time, too! …

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Hotel Le Corbusier

Genre: Architecture Hood: South Marseilles

In retrospect Le Corbusier’s high-rise utopian experiments appear both frightening and quaintly naive. Poor imitations of this modernist style of housing development have been much maligned pretty much everywhere, but here in Marseille visitors can experience the ‘machine for living’ as it was intended in one of the world’s most unique hotels …

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Yes We Camp

Genre: Urban camping Hood: L’Estaque

Set up on the docks of l’Estaque not far from the city center, ‘Yes We Camp’ is part urban camping, part summer festival set up as part of the Off Festival of MP2013 …

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Pension Edelweiss

Genre: Bohemian Hood: Gare St Charles

We are not usually huge fans of Bed & Breakfasts (noisy, creepy) but this is a place we’d liked to check out next time we are in Marseilles. We love the look of the five lofty bedrooms with their vintage mid-centuries furniture, marble fireplaces and high ceilings. The ironically named Pension Edelweiss (Alt. 50m!) oozes the same old-fashioned charm and effortless cool as Marseilles itself. It’s also very central, conveniently located a few minutes away from the Gare St Charles Pension and a 10′ walk from le Vieux Port. …