Marseille is a port city flooded with maritime history. Everywhere you go, a breath-taking sea view greets you. Citadines Castellane Marseille sits in the heart of this beautiful Mediterranean capital.
Close by, find the always-bustling Marseille Chanot which draws many events. On the other hand, Stade Vélodrome is a mecca for sports fans. Catch a game of rugby or football to immerse yourself in this form of local culture.
A short stroll will take you to Avenue du Prado. Enjoy the sunshine or walk in the sand on its beaches. Hop on a short boat ride to see the creeks up close, or take the time to explore the market and the area’s many cinemas, boutiques and restaurants. Accessible from here is also the Neo-Byzantine Notre-Dame de la Garde for those who want a change of pace.
For a classy night out, visit La Canebière, a historic high street that runs about a kilometre long. Find the Opéra de Marseille here - a venue of choice for opera connoisseurs and critics. Well-known singers such as Alfredo Kraus and Renata Scotto have made their debuts here.
While in Marseille, a bucket-list activity is to take a boat ride to Château d'If, which inspires the 1844 novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo, or The Count of Monte Cristo. For centuries, this fortress was used as a prison to house incarcerated high-profile politicians. This landmark stands on a limestone island located west of Vieux Port.
After a day of sightseeing, rest your tired feet at Citadines Castellane Marseille, 3-star serviced residence. Cook a comforting meal in the kitchen or get some shuteye in the comfortable beds. When the next morning comes, you will feel recharged and ready to go.