La Residence du Vieux Port

Marseille - France

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Double Room

Max 2 people

There's nothing remotely Provençal-looking about the geometric gold-and-grey concrete façade of this hotel, right on the quay of the old port. A landmark building designed in 1954 by the young architect André-Jacques Dunoyer de Segonzac, it was inspired by Le Corbusier. Picture-perfect views from hotel - of little wooden fishing boats and the spires of Notre-Dame de la garde basilica on a distant hilltop - haven't changed much since the 1950s. And now current owner Marc Boré has spruced up this eight-storey gem into a friendly, 1950s vintage-style urban retreat and brasserie. The technicolor effects kicks in as soon as you step into the lobby (check out the monumental original Jean Lurçat tapestry) with a fuschia, violet and yellow sofa by Kwok Hoi Chan and psychedelic, stained-glass windows. Each of the airy, almost identical 50 bedrooms (including apartments and suites) was deisgned by Franz Potisek in splashy primary colours, with faux Calder or Miró-inspired paintings and no-fuss furnishings (à la Charlotte Perriand or Jean Prouvé). Bathrooms are smart, and huge bay windows open onto terrific private terraces for sea-gazing at breakfast or sipping a pastis at sunset.

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The hotel "La Residence du Vieux Port Marseilles" is on the south bank of the famous Old Port, and offers stunning views of the waterfront whatever the time of year. At the rear you can see the breathtaking Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral, perched on the top of the hill overlooking the city.

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No smoking

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