By Sylvie Peron 

An institution in Marseille with its Art Deco façade, the seafront hotel located on Corniche Kennedy stands directly above the Catalans Beach. With its 19 guest rooms all opening out onto the Mediterranean Sea, it offers a total immersion in the heart of the city, allowing for unique experiences to savour time in a place rich with diverse cultural and natural heritage. The waterfront restaurant is located just above the water level, with breath-taking views on the Frioul archipelago, offering a cuisine focused on seafood. At sea level, with massage rooms, sauna, hammam and relaxation bath, the Spa is the first to offer protocols by the British green brand REN Skincare.


Only two years ago, the owners of the ‘Domaines de Fontenille Collection’ discovered the ancient hotel known by generations of Marseille inhabitants as the ‘Richelieu’. The building was entirely rehabilitated and fitted with a 10-meter-long heated rooftop pool, the perfect place to enjoy a sunset cocktail, taking in the magnificent panorama. 

Hôtel BORDS DE MER par Atelier d’Architecture Yvann Pluskwa