Central & quiet duplex, terraces, parking, last storey

1 exchange
Primary residence
6 Sleeps
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
1 simple bed
1 double bed
1 simple extra bed
1 double extra bed


Virginie has described his/her home in Français, English.

What you will love about this home

Very sunny and very quiet despite being in the center of Marseille. Our flat is a duplex, which makes it look bigger than it is actually. It is on the last and 6th storey of a 1980's building.
It has 2 terraces and a balcony, one terrace facing north - ideal for postmeridian uses ; the other one facing south - perfect for breakfast (and having windows on both sides, we never suffer from excessive heat).
Downstairs, in the court, children can bike - without escaping, it's locked.

2 bedrooms : 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs (a double-bed / 1 single bed plus a put-up double-bed and a put-up single bed). A 3rd bedroom remains off-exchange, ideally.

There is a parking place downstairs, accessible with the lift. And it is close to both subway lines and to a tramway line (5-8 minutes walk), plus buses that can bring directly to the sea (n°54). The train station is 2 subway stops away.

What you will love in the neighborhood

Our flat is 5 minutes walk from a young and lively neighboorhood with numerous small restaurants, bars, and local creators boutiques (quartier Notre-dame du Mont ou Castellane). A good bakery and some groceries stand downstairs.
There is an organic market on wednesday mornings 5 minutes from home (by feet), and a big market takes place almost everyday (La plaine or Castellane) not far away.
More exotic neighboorhood Noailles is 10 minutes away by foot (asian, indian and african products - Marseille being an antique port, it's a city still rich with this kind of goods).

By tram, you can go to MuCEM and its beautiful architecture (it'sthe new museum that was built since Marseille had been a cultural capital in 2013). You can go also by bus to Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde and admire the city and the coast from it's highest point. There are regular boat-buses to islands that are about half an hour from the Vieux-Port of Marseille.

Closest beach is accessible via a direct bus line 3 minutes from home. Otherwise, railway station is not far either, which can be a very nice way of visiting l'Estaque and walk along the côte-bleue's calanques, finding little spots to swim or eat fried calamars or pizzas under a pergola.

In summer, Marseille is very pleasant since it's not the mot turistic city in the area, and it makes it pleasant wandering around, eating nice ice-creams, while kids play in the park, in notre-dame-du-mont or the panier. Local and passionate guides can provide historical visits easily.

Apart from the interest of the city itself, staying in Marseille is also being close both to Cassis, Aix-en-provence, and other numerous interesting places of Provence (Arles, Nîmes, Camargues, Avignon, Luberon...). Various museums deserve a visit, and the country side is beautiful.

Additional information

French natives, but speak english and spanish. A bit of russian too, mostly forgotten yet.
Sometimes, we are able to provide a bedroom for renting or against exchangeable GP's (with a single bed plus a double put-up bed and a single put-up bed - in a 17 m² bedroom. They have toilets of their own and a closet).

Minimum 4 nights exchanges, please...

Deposit 500 €
Insurance Optional


Washing machine
Microwave oven
Heating system
Disabled access
Baby gear
Swimming pool
Parking space
Cleaning person
Satellite / cable
Balcony / terrace

House rules

Smokers welcome
Pets welcome
Children welcome
Dog to feed
Cat to feed
Plants to water



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