Are you planning a trip to Marseille? Would you like to find accommodation closest to the Calanques? We’ve put together a list of the best accommodation in the Calanques so you can enjoy your stay in France’s second-largest city, after Paris. Between sun, beach and nature, there’s no doubt you won’t be disappointed with your vacation in Marseille.

Bed and breakfast at the gateway to the Calanques

‘La Villa d’Orient’

In the heart of the Calanques National Park, the Villa d’Orient has it all. Designed in Art Deco style, this guesthouse boasts a sublime setting between sea and mountains. In fact, it’s just a few meters from the Mediterranean Sea and the starting point for hiking trails. In existence for over 15 years, this magnificent residence is the ideal place for those seeking peace and quiet. It offers 2 rooms for nightly rental (one with terrace and sea view, the other overlooking the exotic garden) and 2 suites for weekly rental.

‘La Petite Calanque’

In Marseille’s 8th arrondissement, la Petite Calanque offers an idyllic setting with terrace and shaded tropical garden. Comprising three bedrooms and a studio, this villa combines Provencal tradition and Art Deco. Within the residence, you’ll be drawn to the mottled objects and many surprising details, such as a 19th-century free-standing bathtub. The sea and beach are just 100 meters away, while hiking trails start right opposite the residence. The 4 accommodations on offer boast excellent comfort: superior bedding, soundproofing, air conditioning and wifi. The studio, meanwhile, is rented by the week only.

‘La Calanq’Aise’

As a Bed & Breakfast, la Calanq’Aise (located at the foot of the hills of the Calanques National Park) serves a continental breakfast every morning. Set in a quiet, residential area, this establishment offers two guest rooms and a studio featuring a lounge and dining area. Each room has a private bathroom. During your stay, you can enjoy a huge terrace with panoramic views over the city, the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica and the Calanques massif. The garden with its pergola and swimming pool invites you to relax and unwind after a hard day’s walking.

‘La Calanque de Figuerolles’

Located in the commune of La Ciotat around 25 kilometers from Marseille, this accommodation ‘la Calanque de Figuerolles’ is just a 1-minute walk from the cove that bears the same name. It features a garden, a bar and a restaurant for travelers. Each room features a comfortable bed, a private bathroom (with bath or shower) and a wardrobe for storing personal belongings. Some units also feature a terrace. Every morning, a continental breakfast is served on the premises.

Other types of accommodation near Les Calanques

Hôtel Les Roches Blanches

Located in Cassis, the Les Roches Blanches hotel is ideal for travelers wishing to relax during their stay. Comprising 48 rooms, this establishment offers an incredible spa where you can enjoy massages, body treatments and facials after your hike in the calanques. Other facilities are also available for holidaymakers: 2 outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness room and a bicycle rental service. In Art Deco style, this hotel offers other services and facilities such as free wifi, concierge service and paid childcare. As for dining, the establishment is home to two restaurants and two bars, one of which is poolside. The buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30am to 10:30am. The price of a hotel room in the heart of the calanques starts from 394 euros a night for 2 people, breakfast included.

Cassis La Fontasse youth hostel

Built on coastoal conservatory land, the Cassis La Fontasse youth hostel is hidden away amid 256 hectares of garrigue. This entirely eco-friendly building, with its solar panels and numerous wind turbines, boasts breathtaking panoramic views. Comprising 60 beds, this inn offers an ideal setting for travelers in search of serenity and idleness. It offers an authentic nature experience in the heart of the Calanques. A breakfast is available on request when booking. For refreshments, there’s an on-site grocery store with local, seasonal produce. The dormitory is accessible from age 7 only for a minimum price of 13.70 euros per night.

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