La Castellane

Marseille
La Castellane

To the south of Marseille’s Vieux-Port, this bustling neighborhood along the Avenue Prado is full of magnificent civil and religious architecture.

Castellane, and its popular central plaza, is one of Marseille’s most beloved neighborhoods among locals. Full of restaurants and impressive if a bit run-down buildings, it’s the perfect place to go to get a sense of how the Marseillais live. Shop, explore or just sit in a small café with a glass of pastis to people-watch as the city happens around you.

Form a self-guided tour of Castellane’s many religious buildings, starting at the 19th-century Grand Synagogue and its impressive Romanesque façade, center of worship for Marseille’s Jews that have lived here since the 5th century.

Go south to the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, built after World War I in a neo-Romanesque, neo-Byzantine style with massive granite columns. Return to the secular world at the Palais de Justice, a courthouse that boasts impressive neoclassical design and pleasant lawns with a central statue.

From the Palais de Justice, head to the Place Castellane, from which the neighborhood gets its name. Take photos of the famous fountain at the center of this 18th-century plaza. Come in the mornings for the Marché du Castellane, where everything from local produce to antiques can be purchased.

To the north is the Musée Cantini. Spend some time perusing its artworks that are focused on early 20th-century modernism and housed in an impressive 17th-century mansion.

Castellane is in the 6th arrondissement, immediately to the south of the Vieux-Port. A metro station in Place Castellane has connections to the rest of the city. Reach Castellane by metro in 10 minutes from the Marseille-Saint-Charles train station or in 40 minutes from the Marseille Provence airport.

One of the many Marseillais neighborhoods that was almost completely rebuilt in the 18th century by Louis XIV, Castellane is best explored on foot so the small details of the local architecture can be appreciated.


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ibis Styles Marseille Centre Prado Castellane
ibis Styles Marseille Centre Prado Castellane
3 out of 5
31 Rue Du Rouet, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone
The price is £57 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Located in 6th Arrondissement, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Port of Marseille and Notre-Dame de la Garde. Hotel de Ville and La Corniche ...
4/5 Very Good! (368 reviews)
"Nice hotel. Small room for 4 persons. Breakfast not so rich."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

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132 Rue Paradis, Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in 6th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Prado Market and Old Port of Marseille. Timone Hospital and La Corniche are also ...
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Castel Bay · Exceptional situation! Place Castellane - In the heart of Marseille
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Located in 6th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Prado Market and Old Port of Marseille. Timone Hospital and Museum of European ...
3/5 (1 review)
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"Location très bien située, assez bruyante fenêtre ouverte puisqu'elle donne directement sur la place... mais on était prévenus l'annonce ne ment pas sur ce point (double vitrage efficace). Pas de problème pour l'accueil, le rendu des clés et la restitution de la caution. Quartier sympa. Par contre ..."

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2021

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Hôtel Lutia
Hôtel Lutia
Located in 6th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Prado Market and Old Port of Marseille. Timone Hospital and Velodrome Stadium are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (106 reviews)
Decent hotel, convenient location, helpful stuff
"It is a decent hotel, clean and convenient in location. Close to metro, restaurant, etc. The stuff is extremely helpful."

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2015

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Cosy 1br flat close to Vieux-Port in Marseille
Cosy 1br flat close to Vieux-Port in Marseille
4 rue des Vignerons, Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in 6th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Prado Market and Old Port of Marseille. Timone Hospital and Museum of European ...
Cosy 1br flat close to Vieux-Port in Marseille
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