A new food-loving, creative culture is reviving Marseilles. Here's where to stay.

By Alexandra Marshall
July 20, 2015
Matthieu Salvaing

Aside from the ultra-affordable Mama Shelter, Marseilles has long lacked designminded boutique hotels. Not anymore. Last year, the C2 Hôtel (picured; doubles from $208) arrived in the Palais de Justice area with 20 minimalist rooms decked out in Midcentury furnishings. Guests can take a 15-minute boat ride to the property’s new beach club on tiny Île Degaby.

The InterContinental Hôtel Dieu (doubles from $241) is a stunning renovation of a landmarked building with views of the hilltop Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral from many of its 194 rooms.

Le Couvent (suites from $121) feels more tucked away, with nine spacious suites in a 17th-century convent.

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