With picturesque limestone cliffs, unspoiled beaches and truly a natural environment, perfect for hiking and diving enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that Les Calanques, outside Marseille, France, is a dream travel destination for many people from all around the world. This coastal mountain seamlessly combines nature and culture and the sheer cliffs, paired with turquoise Mediterranean water are a picture to behold. Take a dip at the famous Calanque d'En-Vau, discover the rich, 2600-year-old history and culture of Marseille, or take a long hike up the many trails with promising views — Les Calanques are truly a natural gem of southern France. A night or two may not be enough to explore this beauty. So, make sure to get the most of your stay, in one of these Airbnb vacation rentals.
1. Cozy studio with easy access to Museum of Contemporary Art (from USD 75)
A fun vacation awaits you in this studio home. Great for two people but can accommodate up to four, this studio offers a cozy atmosphere where you can rest and relax your tired body after a long day of touring. It comes with a double bed, flat-screen TV, comfy couch, microwave oven, Nespresso machine, and many more. There’s even a terrace and a private garden that you can enjoy.
With the home being close to public transits, you have easy access to shops like Decathlon Marseille Bonneveine, Centre Commercial Bonneveine, and E-Leclerc Sormiou Marseille. Top attractions like Obélisque de Mazargues and Musée d'Art Contemporain de Marseille are also located nearby.
Casa sormiou 2Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FranceSuperhost
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Host:brassac is a great host and responded to all of our messages quicklyRead more reviews
Location:the location just inside the national park gate is perfect and the private parking is an additional plusvery good location for visiting the calanque and also marseille
2. Bed and breakfast in Les Calanques (from USD 60)
This charming 1950s/60s room is a traveler’s dream - with a separate entrance, private bathroom and a lovely outdoor terrace that lets you breathe in the wonderful air of southern France. The interior is rustic, clean and stylishly adorned with beautifully framed pictures. The property is located in an area of exceptional heritage, with the nearest hiking trail only five minutes away!
If you’re craving some good Italian food, it’s also good to know that there’s a nearby pizzeria and a fish restaurant, if you prefer something heavier. Marseille city center is roughly half an hour by bus, but if you’re planning to stay in close proximity to the property, bring along enough cash with you, because cash points are scarce. Overall, the location is perfect for walking in Les Calanques and for those who want to enjoy hiking.
Chambre d'hôtes dans les CalanquesMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Amenities & Room:the room is really an aesthetic treat like an artistic collagewe didn't see william that much however during breakfast we had a nice chatwilliam offered an extraordinary breakfast an gave helpful information to visit the areathe room although on the smallish side has a mini fridge a kettle and cups which were usefuli liked that there was the chance to book an extra breakfast
Cleanliness:nicely furnished and clean roomthe room was clean and well equippedroom is clean and well keptthe room was clean and cosythe room is clean and stylish
Host:william is a great hostwilliam was a wonderful hoststunning place wonderful host william 2251william was an excellent host and his home was well keptwilliam is a very friendly and helpful host who made our stay even more enjoyableRead more reviews
Location:regarding location we were a very ideal five minute walk to the trailheadgreat location and even better stayit's about a 3 minute walk to the hiking paths and the park is amazingperfect location to access morgiou and sormiou on footwe really enjoyed the location and loved exploring the area
3. Ideal hiking spot in Les Calanques (from USD 67)
For anyone looking for a place to stay close to the Calanques of Marseille, this property is a climber’s gem. it is located literally a stone’s throw from the foot of the Calanques National Park, so it is the ideal choice for anyone who gets excited simply by being surrounded by rocks and beautiful mountains!
Inside this attic apartment, guests will find a double bed plus two single beds with a shared bathroom, perfect for four people. Heads up, hikers! We’ve read that the host gives valuable information and advice on the best alternative hiking routes, wind protection and other useful hiking tips.
Idéal Randonnées CalanquesMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FranceSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the studio room is cosy and nicely equipped comfy bed fresh flowers and private mini bathroomthe apartment was an amazing base for our 1-week climbing adventure in les calanquesthe room is very cozy and the calqanques are just beautiful
Host:his family is equally sweet and very helpfuljon and sophie were dream hosts we thank them for a very cordial and unique experiencegreat hosts great place great climbing - i hope i can return again soonwonderfully quaint space and delightful hosts - perfect spot from which to explore the calanques of marseillejean was very friendly a gave excellent hiking adviceRead more reviews
Location:the location is perfect for reaching all the different bays and crags easily (by car)what a wonderful placegreat hospitality and location for hiking
4. Apartment - Les Calanques of Marseille (from USD 63)
This apartment is located in the Calanques, between Marseille and Cassis and is available on a seasonal basis. Opting to drive to Calanques National Park? Guests will enjoy free parking here, as well. And, if you prefer to prepare your own meals, the kitchen comes fully equipped. There is also an outdoor courtyard, where guests can bathe in the morning sunshine.
This basic apartment offers everything needed for a convenient stay while staying close to popular hiking trails and coastal destinations. The creek of Sormiou and Morgiou, for example, can even be accessed on foot.
Appartement, Calanques de MarseilleMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Amenities & Room:very cozy litlle appartment with a lovely patiowe had a lovely stay in william's apartmentsmall place with small but comfortable bedroomwe had a comfortable stay at william's placeyou can see one of the calanques from the apartment and hike to it if you like
Cleanliness:communication with the host was easy and the apartment was clean and tidythe apartment is very nice clean and provides everything needed
Host:the owner is super niceour host was very helpfulhe is a great hostvery nice and amicable hostwilliam is a very helpful and kind hostRead more reviews
Location:great location to explore the calanques as it is located 5min walk from the parkvery nice flat located in the beautiful calanques national parkreally close to walking routes to the calanques perfect locationwe'd definitely recommend the location and william's apartmentit is very well located for access to calanques national park
5. Cassis - Ideal setting with sea access (from USD 73)
This lovely apartment, with a breathtaking view of the Cassis cliffs from the swimming pool, is a dream vacation home for every traveler. Guests are treated to a secure, private environment, plus a modern room, that comes with a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor seating area, where you can feel the ocean breeze.
Freshen up in their walk-in shower or take a dip in the spectacular pool, that offers stunning views even more beautiful than what is shown in the pictures! The apartment is situated in a quiet residential area, but if you feel the need to go and explore, the fishing port of Cassis is only a short walk away, with lots of shops and restaurants. This property may be considered basic accommodation, but the views and other amenities make up for it!
Cassis cadre idyllique accès merCassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Amenities & Room:the view from the outside of the apartment is breathtakingthere is a lovely pool which leads to a small secluded beach and stunning viewspool is great apartment is small and met our needsthe apartment was perfect for our holidaythe pool area is simply stunning as it is right on the mediterranean sea
Cleanliness:the apartment itself was small but very clean and nice; perfect for 2 of us for a few daysgreat host and great location and clean roomspool was beautiful and apartment was stylish clean and perfect for two people would stay again for surea nice clean small apartment close to the seaside
Host:charming appartment and a very friendly host with a good sense of humorgood communication with host and quick responses to our messagesjean paul is a great host and you will enjoy staying at his flatthe appartment is comfortable and well equipped and jean paul was a very welcoming and friendly hostvery welcoming host the apartment was as described on airbnbRead more reviews
Location:super close to center and neatthe location of the house is niceeasy walk to town centergreat location fantastic scenery from poolalso the location is just perfect
6. T2 + Spa entry - Parks with hiking and climbing - In the Calanques (from USD 91)
This 40 square meter (430.6 square foot) apartment is located at the entrance of the park creeks of south Marseille, thereby making it the ideal location for couples and hikers. Want to go the beach instead of hiking? Prado and Red Point beaches are accessible from the property within a 10-minute drive.
After a long day of mountain climbing or hanging out on the beach, relax in the serenity of the property’s secured residential location while enjoying the comfortable bed or watching entertainment from the living room. For those planning to stay longer, there is the convenience of a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and complete kitchen utensils and cookware.
T2 entrée parc calanques rando et escaladeMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FranceSuperhost
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Cleanliness:the apartment is clean and beautifully decorated- the flat: clean nicely decorated practical perfectthe apartment was very comfortable clean and well equipped providing an all around cheerful pleasant environment
Host:they are helpful friendly welcomingthey are very welcoming friendly and full of knowledge about the areaRead more reviews
Location:- location: perfect for « les calanques » sormiou is 30 minutes away walkingit was very easy to park in their neighborhood
7. At the foot of the Calanques creeks (from USD 106)
Located at the foot of the creeks going up the Calanques is this two bedroom apartment, which offers views of both the mountains and the sea. It is perfect for hikers and beachgoers, with the National Park easily accessible by foot. Be prepared to be enchanted by amazing creek views and the cool, windy breeze of the Marseille Calanques. Go explore the outdoors or cozy up indoors, with a clean and regularly cleaned interior - perfect for long or short term guests!
Aux pieds des calanquesMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FranceSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it was nice to have a fully stocked kitchen to be able to make nice dinners
Host:fabienne is a wonderful host and very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:good location to walk into the national park
8. A beautiful, spacious, two-bedroom loft (from USD 171)
This beautiful, two-bedroom home is perfectly situated in a serene and lush cul de sac. It features an open concept living, dining, and kitchen space with spectacular views. The living area is furnished with nice cushy sofas, a table, and a flat-screen TV. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-quality stainless steel appliances. There’s a lovely deck for you to relax and unwind and the bedrooms are spacious and tastefully furnished with nice beds and clean linen. The house also features a bathroom, hot tub, Wi-Fi, and free parking.
gîte rural Le MûrierMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FranceSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the table and chairs on the deck are well-shaded and we loved eating breakfast and supper out therespacious well equipped open-plan house which accommodated our family of 4 well using the sofa bed downstairsthe house has many great amenities like a dishwasher laundry off-street parking etc
Cleanliness:it was clean warm and well-maintained
Host:overall we enjoyed our stay and appreciated the hospitality of our hosthis son was very nice and helpfulto the host’s credit they made special accommodations for us and were able to check us in after midnightjean's son was helpful in getting us settledthe host wants to be present to welcome you and explain how to operate the homeRead more reviews
Location:wonderful spot near the calanques couldn't have asked for a better locationwe walked to calanque sormiou which is a beautiful trip of caparking is a real plus and it's a good place from which to explore the calanquesgood appartement 20-30 min by car to the city center and very at the entrance of the national parkcannot say anything more positive about jean's place and hope to return in the future
9. Studio at the foot of Les Calanques - Sea and nature
This tiny but tidy new studio is located at the foot of the natural park Calanques de Sormiou - close to beaches, the town center, supermarkets, and restaurants. This makes it a convenient choice, especially for first-time travelers to Marseille, because everything you need is nearby, including some of the major attractions.
The studio is complete with a living room, kitchen, bed and bath and there is an outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy barbecue dinners. One of the perks that this property offers is a spectacular view overlooking the Calanques and, with its close proximity to nature, it is an ideal accommodation choice for climbers, walkers or nature lovers.
Studio au pied des Calanques, mer et nature
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Amenities & Room:it has a nice outdoor table
Cleanliness:the place itself was very nice and very cleanbeautiful quiet clean accommodation in a beautiful locationgood clean studio easy to locate with car parka new and very clean studio located in a good place to explore calanques amd marseilla
Host:the owner was very kindvery friendly host very convienient and cozy studioRead more reviews
Location:good bus connections to the citythe house was quiet and in a good location for hiking tripsthe house is very quiet and very well located to go to the calanques cassisthe location was perfect for a visit to the calanquesthe place is ideally located for those who wants to hike in des calanques
10. Little paradise of the Calanques
This romantic private room is perfect for short stays to the Calanques. It has a comfortable bedroom, attached toilet and a private terrace, where guests can enjoy barbecue parties or a breakfast spread for an additional 6 EUR (7.45 USD). The property is located on a rustic slope but getting here is easy and convenient, with the Calanques Sormiou and Morgiou within walking distance.
A petite paradise but complete with all the basic facilities, this humble accommodation creates an intimate experience while exploring the marvels of southern France.
Petit paradis aux calanquesMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Amenities & Room:fridge microwave and coffee machine in the room are very useful for breakfast and lunchesmay stay was good and the room had everything i needed
Cleanliness:clean comfortable pacou's room really makes me feel alive again after my 6-hour walk
Host:the hosts are very gentle and ready to helppascale is a lovely host who did everything she could to make us feel welcome and valued guestsgreat host and beautiful locationwhat wonderful hosts lovely place to staypascale is a very friendly hostRead more reviews
Location:i definitely recommend this location for those who want to visit this part of francepacou is such a nice and friendly host the location is nice to explore marseille and everything aroundcalanques sormiou and margiou are within walking distance beautiful area for a hikewe stayed five nights and we def highly recommend to stay at pacou's very relaxing placewe had an excellent stay at pacou and francois' place the room is comfortable and has a private terrace
11. Traditional house in Marseille
One way to truly experience a new place from a local’s perspective is by staying in some form of authentic accommodation that is a reflection of how the locals live. This traditional house in Marseille is full of southern French character and located along the creek paths of Sormiou and Morgiou.
The property is secured by two gardens on each side and up to six guests can enjoy a clean and well-maintained interior with two bedrooms, one bath, a living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a wonderful verandah. As the house is at the foot of the trails to the Calanques, get ready to snap shots of the beautiful surrounding mountains and crystal clear water!
maison traditionnelle marseillaiseMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Cleanliness:it was clean well maintained and comfortable
Host:madame guigne was responsive and accommodatingRead more reviews
Location:there is a very good pizzeria/cafe close bywe had a great stay so close to the calanque morgiou
12. Quiet apartment in the Calanques
This quiet apartment, located at the foot of the Sormiou coves, is the definition of a home away from home, with a fully furnished interior and a terrace, where guests can enjoy a barbecue. With complete utilities and a fully functional kitchen, the experience is much like staying at home but with the perks of having a beautiful Calanques view and beaches with clean, turquoise water just five minutes away!
Appartement au calme près des calanques!
Dive in or take a hike while staying connected
Les Calanques, near Marseille, are truly the definition of a nature escape with dreamy waters and photogenic, limestone cliffs. They have everything needed for an ideal getaway and, with all these convenient, private accommodations, guests can stay connected to friends and family while enjoying the convenience of a home away from home. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in, take a hike and tick off that bucket list while gearing up for all the surprises that Calanques has in store!
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