The first thing to strike you about Les Bords de Mer will be its stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea, stretching as far as the eye can see.
It is one of the most gorgeous views in all of Marseilles and the light is unlike anywhere else in the world.
There is the sense of getting away from it all, a breath of fresh air and new lease on life, an invitation to travel and an exciting destination: Marseilles.
The location of the hotel is a special one, located at the heart of this city founded by the Phoenicians: it is built directly on the sea, feet already in the water, at the end of the Catalans beach and in front of the Cercle des Nageurs building. As it's centrally located the Old Port is just five minutes away on foot, with the first calanques 20 minutes away.
The rooms face outwards towards the sea but that's not all: the restaurant, bar, heated rooftop swimming pool, spa, fitness room and seaside café all open up onto the sea.
When staying at Les Bords de Mer there is the sense of having one foot in the surf and the other in the city centre. It’s breakfast in the Vallons des Auffes, a visit to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisation and a boat trip to the Frioul archipelago. It's about not being able to tell where the sea ends and the sky starts, watching the sailing ships enter and leave the port and wondering where they've come from and where they're headed, it's dreams, chance meetings and experiences which have come to define Marseilles's identity.
Rooms with a view
Les Bords de Mer offers 19 rooms, each opening out onto the Mediterranean Sea. The decorations selected use a pastel colour scheme and natural wood to harken back to the golden age of the 50s, with contemporary touches, and all the while never losing sight of the permanence of the vast sea before them.Discover our rooms
Food and drink
Les Bords de Mer is also home to a restaurant which offers a lively, healthy, modern, tangy, varied seafood-based menu. It is located right at the water level and during springtime tables are set out along its terrace rooftop. The fifty tables in the main dining room with its bay windows and the terrace all provide a stunning view of the sea, the Château d'If and the Frioul archipelago.Discover our gastronomy
The spa and well-being
Les Bords de Mer is also about listening to your body's needs and taking care of yourself: there is the fitness room and a mineral spa - made entirely out of honey- and sand-coloured stone - which is the first in the region to follow REN Clean Skincare protocols. There are treatment and massage rooms as well as a sauna, hammam and indoor heated pool…
At Les Bords de Mer there's the sea on the one side and the city on the other, both filled with dreams, chance encounters and experiences which have come to make up Marseilles's identity