Citea Marseille Saint-Charles

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

23 rue Honnorat, Marseille, 13003, France

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Adagio Access Marseille Saint Charles
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    Adagio Access Marseille Saint Charles (ex-Citéa)


    This is an Aparthotel, meaning that the rooms all have little kitchenettes in them. I didn’t need the kitchenette, but what I did need was a reasonably priced hotel that was very close to the station, because I would be arriving quite late in the evening on the new TGV train from Frankfurt.

    As you can see from the first, fourth and fifth photos, the hotel really is very close to the station. I had a bit of trouble finding it, however, because the exit for Rue Honnorat is inconspicuously labeled and one crucial sign is missing. The easiest thing is to follow the signs to the bus terminal, because that is where Rue Honnorat begins – but I didn’t know that when I first arrived.

    But when I finally found the hotel, it was fine. The room was large, clean, comfortable and soundproofed. There was an internet connection in the room via cable (LAN as opposed to WLAN) at no additional charge.

    I paid 86.00 Euros per night for a double room, because they didn’t have any singles. For two people, the price would have been the same. But I thought the price was not unreasonable, considering the convenient location. Breakfast cost 7.70 Euros extra per day, which I also found acceptable.

    And I enjoy looking at trains, so I liked the view from my window (fifth photo).

    Directions: Nearest le vélo bike stations 1316, 1345 and 1301. Location on le vélo map

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In Marseille for 3 days. Day trip to Aix-En Provence or Avignon?

by ezza80

Hi Guys,

I will be in Marseille next week and was thinking of doing a side trip to either Aix or Avignon. I know both have their distinctive characteristics, but can't really choose. Whats your suggestion?

Also, most importantly, what is the best way to get from Marseille to the Aix Centre without going via the Aix TGV station? I see that Aix has its own train station right in town, but it seems that no trains from Marseille go to it? Only to the TGV station and then have to change to a bus. Please help...many thanks!


Re: In Marseille for 3 days. Day trip to Aix-En Provence or Avignon?

by sirgaw

Can't comment on Aix, but Avignon is certainly worth the trip - Palace of Popes and the Bridge of Avignon. DON'T take the TGV to Avignon (if you go) as the TGV station is a long way from the centre of Avignon. The station for the local train is right beside one of the main walled entrances into the ciy and a walk of about 600 metres to the Palace of Popes.

Re: In Marseille for 3 days. Day trip to Aix-En Provence or Avignon?


There are plenty of trains between Aix and Marseille. At busy hours about every 15-20 min. At less busy hours, around every hour. Amazingly, they are given only on the French writen SNCF site. Given there are so many, no need to book . Just come in into the station, buy a ticke and take the first train available.

Re: In Marseille for 3 days. Day trip to Aix-En Provence or Avignon?

by cubsur

There are currently NO local trains operating between Marseilles and Aix. I was in the region not long ago and this is from the regional railway website:

"Suite aux travaux de modernisation de la ligne entre Marseilles et Aix, le desserte et assuree par autocars." (

This 'bus replacement' is scheduled to be operating until the end of 2008.

The timetable can be seen at

There is a very frequent (every 10 minutes weekdays and Saturdays) local bus service (ie a bus that dos not think it is a train) between Marseilles and Aix and you can see the timetable here:

Hope that helps.

Travel Tips for Marseille


by LoriPori

The old part of the city is noted for its narrrow, winding streets. This old part was destroyed during World War ll. The modern city of Marseilles is built around the old district. It is surrounded by gills covered with vineyards.
The city of Marseilles was founded by Greeks more than two thousand years ago.

Way up


Try to walk up, way up, to the church (don't remember the name). The path through the streets of Marseille is steep and you may reach the top in sweats. But the view is worth it! We didn't even go inside the building, the view was plenty for us and the walk a great peak inside the city.

Nothing special

by BeChar about Le mérou bleu

Located in a small pedestrian area south to the Old Port, “The Blue Grouper” is specialized in seafood dishes of the south of France.

Meal and service were fair for a low price (15 EUR) The menu for 15 EUR, consists in entrance, main course and dessert.
I chose Duck slices with lettuce and I tried bouillabaisse for the first time, but fish is not my favourite dish.

Heart of Marseille

by alectrevor

The Vieux Port is an inlet bay from the sea. This is where little boats and yachts are moored. Fresh fish is sold from stalls on the quay. Theatres and bars are here. Vieux Port is a stop on the Metro, two stops from Gare St. Charles [ rail station ]

Quai des Belges


This is the lowest end of the world famous Canebière Boulevard, when it reaches the Quai des Belges and the Vieux Port. It is lined with XIXth century buildings, which were built by the wealthy ship-owners of the city.


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