Eurostar now operates a direct line from Kings Cross St Pancras straight through to Marseille. A very easy and enjoyable way to travel and the train takes you right into the heart of Marseille.
Casa Ortega is conveniently located right next to the station and the car hire offices. The building was previously the home of a famous castanet player Juan Ortega who rose in popularity in the 1940s-60s. The property maintains many of the original features and the rooms have been stylishly decorated in a modern 60’s style. The owner, Caroline, is incredibly helpful and welcoming and full of advice and ideas on what to visit in Marseille.
Casa Honore is another fantastic hotel more centrally located. The rooms overlook the stunning courtyard and pool and there is an excellent homewares shop attached to the hotel.
Located on the lively square of Cours Honoré d’Estienne d’Orves, Bistrot L’Horloge and La Cantine serve remarkably good French and international food. L’Horloge is a perfect spot of a lunch with the locals whilst La Cantine has a wonderful atmosphere in the evening.
Set in the market streets of Marseille, this charming hardware and homewares department store Maison Empereur is an essential visit for anyone with a passion for interiors.