Cheap hotels in Vieux Port and Panier, Marseille
The historic center of Marseille grew up around the Vieux Port (Old Harbor) and the neighborhood just to the north, le Panier. Though most shipping activity has moved to the new Port de la Joliette, the old harbor is still used as a private marina. In this area, you'll find the church La Vieille Charité and many museums. Vieux Port is a great neighborhood to stay for the views and central location, but the streets can be a bit noisy in the evenings.