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Villa/Hotel near Marseille

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Villa/Hotel near Marseille

Help - we are flying to Marseille in May for 6 nights and need to find somewhere to stay - either a villa or hotel but Villa is preferable and would like to be near the beach. We are hiring a car so can drive a fair distance - i'm just not sure where the best beaches are in the area - can anyone advise?

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1. Re: Villa/Hotel near Marseille

I would most definitly head for Cassis and not stay in Marseille since you want the beach and I do not recommend them in Maseille.

Rentals are by the week Saturday to Saturday. Here is a site for rentals www.castellas-immobiler.com but there are others you can find on internet.

For Cassis the most convenient is to rent a car.

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2. Re: Villa/Hotel near Marseille

Cassis is a lovely "fishing" village and probably has one of the better beaches near to Marselle though to my mind none of the beaches near Marseille are that good.

Not sure when in May you are going but I am assuming late May for the school half term.

The weather should be good though changeable and the sea temperature will be cold.

To my mind the beaches of the Camargue to the west of Marseille are probably the best in the region with miles of golden sands.

I would think about looking for a villa in St Marie de la Mer. Google the town - it has a tourist page with an English translation.

This also gives you the chance to visit other towns if the weather is not beach weather.

A word of caution. It is possible to park directly on some beaches. This is fine in the summer when the sand has been compacted down by other cars. In the early part of the season the sand had been blown about by the Mistral and it is very easy to get stuck in it - and very difficult to get a tow out. So stick to the prepared car parks.

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