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Rent the best campervans and motorhomes in Marseille
Home to the largest port in France, Marseille holds the title of France’s oldest city, yet it is far from old-fashioned. Surrounded by lush greenery and high cliffs, it is the heart of Provence and home to the Calanques, unusual rocky inlets which line the coast. Many cities cease to exist after 2,000 years, but not Marseille, which has survived more than 2,600 years of history!
Known throughout the centuries as a thriving port town in the heart of the Mediterranean, the city and its port have welcomed thousands of traders from all over the world. Nowadays, the city’s older character has been toned down and mixed with an urban and ultra-cosmopolitan vibe, giving the city a retro-modern feel that you’ll have the opportunity to experience if you hire a motorhome in Marseille.
Twenty years ago, Marseille was not one of the more popular Mediterranean cities, but now it is one of the most sought after. Redesigned and revitalised, Marseille is a fusion of Haussmannian architecture with a multicultural urban feel. Rich in Mediterranean hospitality, the city is home to the vibrant Old Port and its pleasure craft.
Being the ideal city for urban adventurers does not make it any less ideal, as a campervan hire in Marseille is a perfect starting point for a road trip through the heart of nature in the Calanques or Gorges du Verdon.
Marseille is a rather well-connected city. The Marseille-Provence airport is France’s fifth-largest airport, with 33 airlines offering flights to around 120 European destinations. Marseille-Saint-Charles is the city’s main train station and is located right in the city centre. If you choose not to hire a campervan in Marseille, then this station links the city to Paris Gare de Lyon by TGV in just 3 hours.
International connections are mainly provided by TGV, AVE and Thalys, providing access to cities such as Frankfurt, Geneva, Brussels and Barcelona.
If you choose to rent a campervan in Marseille, please be aware that parking spaces are limited, especially in the city centre. Underground car parks are off-limits to campers due to the height restrictions. We, therefore, advise you to park your van on the outskirts or on a campsite and to visit the city using public transport.
Here are some events that might interest you if you decide to hire a campervan in Marseille:
Before you hire a motorhome in Marseille, make sure you book a spot on a campsite in advance.