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Marseille, a dynamic and multicultural city that attracts


Marseille, also widely known by the nickname "La Cité Phocéenne", inherited from the Greek Phocaean founders of its port around -600 BC, is the most emblematic city in the South of France. 

A thousand-year-old port city, prefecture of the PACA region and capital of its Bouches-du-Rhône department, Marseille is one of the largest cities in the South of France and shines internationally in various fields, in addition to that of tourism. The Phocaean city has more than 860,000 inhabitants and new people settle there every year thanks to its economic attractiveness, in particular on the job market, which is developing greatly there, with more than 40,000 new jobs created in the space of 20 years. 

Feet in the water of the Mediterranean, Marseille captivates with the beauty of its unique landscapes, such as those of the Calanques, which the whole world rushes to visit. A place of choice for those who dream of a life by the sea and appreciate the typical atmosphere of the South of France. Very often sunny but windy, Marseille attracts for its unique atmosphere, which you will certainly find on the Old Port, around a traditional Pastis, an institution around which the people of Marseille love to meet. It is also a city of history and culture, you can discover it from this angle by strolling through the Mucem, dedicated to the history of the civilizations of the Mediterranean basin or in the multicultural district of Notre-Dame-du-Mont.


Hard to find an apartment in Marseille due to a shortage of housing available for rent


They say there is a shortage when there are more applications than offers for housing. In Marseille, there are few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply at Marseille : there is a great need. As in nearly 20% of cities in France, Marseille is experiencing a slight shortage/or/balance in the housing market, with less/or/as much demand as supply.

There are approximately 5 applications for 1 offer in Marseille.


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Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Marseille, T1 rentals represent 9%  rental offers

  • 19% of furnished apartments in Marseille for rent are T2 apartments


What style of apartment will I be able to find in Marseille ? 


Marseille is known for its mixed architecture.

  • 91% accommodation in Marseille are old dwellings

  • In Marseille, we count 9% of modern constructions


How many residents of Marseille pay rent on average? 


The price of a rental per m² at Marseille is on average 15€/m².

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Marseille, it will be, on average 640€/month. 


I want to rent an apartment in Marseille, what should I pay attention to? 


The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Marseille.


The Old Port, the cultural and social district


If you've ever heard of Marseille, you certainly know the Old Port, between festive atmosphere on the Avenue de la Canebière and fresh fishing on the stalls of the port, it is the heart of the city, meeting place favored by locals.

This district, organized around the port, has been the heart of Marseille for centuries, it is at this very place that the history of the Phocaean city begins. It is the favorite meeting place of the people from Marseille, especially on match nights: it is in the bars of the Old Port that OM victories are celebrated. It is also in this district that we find the main monuments of the city: Fort St Jean, the Cathedral of the Major, the Mucem...

The Old Port is the cultural and social district, there is the fish market, where the locals like to stock up on freshly caught fish, as well as the majority of bars and restaurants. One of the favorite places for walks of the people of Marseille, since it is mainly pedestrian. Staying in the Vieux Port district is the guarantee of having the unmissable places of Marseille at your fingertips. You will also be close to all transport and the rental prices are rather attractive.


The Notre-Dame-du-Mont district, a bohemian and arty atmosphere


The Notre-Dame-du-Mont district is a central district of Marseille with a bohemian and arty atmosphere.

Located in the 6th arrondissement of Marseille, the Notre-Dame-du-Mont district offers a real neighborhood life with a very special atmosphere, with its street artists, the works of street-art that dress it, its vendors of vintage records and its charming little bookstores. It is a privileged place to go out for the people of Marseille, who like to meet on the Cours Julien to share a meal, a drink or some tapas served by one of the original bars or other troquet of the place.

It is a very lively and multicultural district of Marseille, where life is good. You will find typical housing in the center, rather old, but very well renovated and at rather affordable rents compared to the Marseille average. An ideal neighborhood for the youngest, who want to live in a lively area, who like to go out at night and who want to immerse themselves in the local culture. 


The rental lease: what is it?


During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.


A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.


An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.


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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Marseille?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Marseille are looking for studios from € 438 to € 538

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Marseille?

Students looking for student accommodation in Marseille outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 488 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 658. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Marseille.

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