Where to stay in Bouches-du-Rhône

Bouches-du-Rhône has a breathtaking variety of landscapes and an exceptional amount of sunshine. The mild Mediterranean climate makes the Bouches-du-Rhône region an ideal holiday destination all year round. In the province, you get a glimpse of authentic villages where tradition and a rich cultural heritage can still be experienced live. We have put together a unique selection of beautiful small hotels and guesthouses in Bouches-du-Rhône for you. 

A visit to Marseille should be planned in any case. The city with the most important port in France enchants visitors with its cultural and architectural treasures. This cosmopolitan city offers a lot: an old harbour with beautiful fishing boats, interesting monuments and magnificent churches. The church of Notre-Dame de la Garde is one of the city's most important monuments and offers a fantastic view over Marseille. The rich culture is also an important trademark of Marseille and is reflected in the rich selection of museums. Whether it's Mediterranean tradition and architecture, classical art or street art, the museums really do offer something for everyone. There are also great offers for families: At the Musée Subaquatique, everything revolves around environmental protection and marine biology. When you come to Marseille, be sure to stay in one of our handpicked hotels and B&Bs.

Activities and insider tips Bouches-du-Rhône

Also not to be missed is a visit to Arles, a picturesque town in the north of Bouches-du-Rhône. Stay there in one of our great luxury hotels or an authentic hotel in the old town of Arles. Arles was an important trading centre in Roman times and still exudes a unique charm. You should also definitely visit LUMA Arles, a contemporary creative campus.   

For nature lovers, the Bouches-du-Rhône region also offers plenty of interesting options. The Calanques National Park, very close to Marseilles, is known for its breathtaking scenery. Hiking, diving, kayaking are just a few of the activities you can do there. 

Inland is the picturesque town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Here you can walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh, who spent a year of his life there. There are also great open-air markets to discover. Find the perfect accommodation in Saint-Remy-de-Provence here - a beautiful castle hotel.

Lastly, Aix-en-Provence should also be considered for a visit. Aix-en-Provence is a very wealthy town where you can still feel the charm of times gone by. The Roman baths and around 30 ancient fountains invite you to take a trip back in time. We have put together a selection of chic boutique hotels in Aix-en-Provence for you.

In the south-west of the province lies the famous Camargue, a 1500-square-kilometre alluvial plain, much of it a nature reserve, with wild horses and flamingos.

Gastronomy in Bouches-du-Rhône

Marseille's cuisine is known for its versatility. Everyone gets their money's worth here and you get a great impression of the cuisine of Provence and the South of France. If you have never tried it, the popular fish dish bouillabaisse is highly recommended. The local cassis wine is an excellent accompaniment to the soup. But the local cuisine also offers a rich vegetarian selection - including various fresh vegetables enriched with a variety of aromatic herbs. The aioli, a firm garlic cream, rounds off many dishes perfectly. In Marseilles, you should definitely try a Pastis de Marseille (aromatic aniseed liqueur) prepared with ice water as an aperitif.