1st Arrondissement Vacations

1st Arrondissement is a popular place for visitors to Marseille. It is part of bustling metropolis that is home to 800,000 residents. The heart of Marseille is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away and Marseille - Provence Airport is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the northwest of 1st Arrondissement.

While staying in the area, be sure to spend a few hours sightseeing in surrounding areas like 3rd Arrondissement, 7th Arrondissement and Roucas Blanc.

1st Arrondissement has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. Spend part of the day admiring the exhibits at the Musee de la Marine, the Musee des Docks Romains and the Musee des Beaux-Arts. Culture vultures will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the La Friche Belle de Mai, the Marseille Opera House and the Silo Concert Hall.

If the sun is shining get outdoors and make the most of the nearby green spaces. Feel the breeze through your hair at one of the local beaches, for example the Plage des Catalans.

Some popular Marseille attractions are in the 1st Arrondissement area, including La Plaine, the La Vieille Charite and the Jardin des Vestiges. For those who enjoy history, Marseille’s bygone days can still be experienced at the Fort Saint Jean, Pharo Palace and the Fort Saint Nicholas.

Hunt down a bargain, stock up on food or just enjoy the atmosphere at popular shopping destinations like Centre Bourse.

1st Arrondissement is a place of proud sporting traditions. Visit Velodrome Stadium, home to the RC Toulon rugby union team in Winter and the Olympique de Marseille soccer team in winter. When the full-time siren sounds, follow local sports obsessives to a nearby pub for a post-match beer ot two.

After a long day enjoying the charms of 1st Arrondissement, stay the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Appart'City Marseille Euromed, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port, and the popular Grand Tonic Hotel Marseille-Vieux Port.

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