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The 7 Best Airbnbs in Marseille

Washing line outside building in Marseille, France.
Washing line outside building in Marseille, France. | © Anilah/Shutterstock
Staying in one of Marseille’s historic fishermen’s cottages, old villas or modern architectural delights is one of the best ways to experience the French Riviera. Here’s our pick of the best Airbnbs in Marseille to make sure your accommodation is as memorable as the surroundings.

Fisherman's cabin right on the beach

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The old fisherman's cabin on the beach in Marseille | © Airbnb
Old fisherman's cabin | © Airbnb

This cosy converted cabanon (fisherman’s cabin) is right on the beach and perfect for four outdoorsy travellers. There’s a barbecue and a little hammock for soaking up the sunset, with the city centre close by for convenience.

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Beach, Cosy, Unusual

Cabanon in stunning Vallon des Auffes

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The cabanon overlooks the old fishing bay of Vallon des Auffes | © Airbnb
The cabanon overlooks the old fishing bay of Vallon des Auffes | © Airbnb

Vallon des Auffes is one of the cutest little areas in Marseille, a quiet shoreline on the outskirts where fishermen set up home centuries ago. It’s a small cove that’s home to three wonderful restaurants and it’s only a short bus ride or bicycle into town. The converted cabanon is basic, clean and great value with plenty of afternoon sun.

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Historic, Romantic, Self-Catered

Sea view in Malmousque

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The little studio has a view that rivals no other at sunset | © Airbnb
The little studio offers an unparalleled sunset view  | © Airbnb

This sea view apartment looks out over the jagged coastline east of Marseille’s Old Port, and it features a gorgeous private terrace to rival any of the city’s best hotels. This rustic, minimalist apartment is a stylish base from which to explore Marseille and its wonderful restaurants which are only a short bus ride away.

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Beach, Cosy, Stylish

Seaside apartment with private pool

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The apartment in Malmousque is one of the few Airbnbs to have a pool on the coast | © Airbnb
The apartment in Malmousque is one of the few Airbnbs to have a pool on the coast | © Airbnb

The piece de resistance of this gorgeous apartment is undoubtedly its private pool and serene garden terrace, perfect for long lunches and lazy afternoons. It takes a mere 20 minutes to walk to the Old Port or five minutes on the bus. Close to the sea and some wonderful local stores, including a butcher and baker, this spacious apartment is perfect for living the French experience.

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Beach, Cosy, Stylish

Seaside cabin with views to die for

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The entire house has a shaded garden, views over the Med and a pool | © Airbnb
The cabin has beautiful views of the Mediterranean | © Airbnb

This stunning cabin has one of the best views of Marseille’s Mediterranean coastline at a fraction of the cost of a five-star hotel. There’s even a pool for enjoying these views while cooling off and an outdoor dining table and pizza oven for romantic candlelit dinners. The secure parking is an added bonus as is the pétanque set, so guests can try their hand at France’s favourite summer pastime.

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Casual, Stylish, Romantic

Grand house with pool and garden

Villa, Short-term Rental
This big house with a pool is in the Perier district of Marseille | © Airbnb
Gorgeous house in the Perier district of Marseille | © Airbnb

This stunning villa has a large pool and garden with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, offering more than enough luxury to make your stay extra special. Not far from the city centre and with two secure parking spaces, there are plenty of ways to get around if you can bring yourself to leave this laid-back urban oasis.

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Boutique, Stylish, Traditional

Modern and calm masterpiece in Roucas-Blanc

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The attractions of this modern house in Roucas-Blanc are evident | © Airbnb
This modern house in Roucas-Blanc has plenty of reasons to stay  | © Airbnb

This sleek modern property has all the mod cons needed for a luxurious getaway. There’s a secluded garden and pool for relaxing and should you decide to head into Marseille, the quiet Roucas-Blanc neighbourhood is only a short bus ride from the city centre.

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Modern, Outdoors, Stylish
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These recommendations were updated on July 30, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.