NUMBER OF ROOMS: 4 bedrooms
ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open all year round
THE STORY: After running a coffee shop called Flea just outside of Paris, and then La Pinède, a B&B in Marseille, photographer Léa Domingez and interior designer Tom Lecointe decided to take on the town of La Ciotat. Located a stone’s throw from the harbor, they now welcome guests into a small, 18th-century building that’s been entirely renovated to accommodate four independent bedrooms. What should you expect from Maison Acacia? La Cabane, a bedroom dressed entirely in white, with direct access to the beautiful patio; La Bibliothèque, which combines tomette tile floors, rattan furniture and a bottle-green kitchenette; La Rendez-Vous, a fully-equipped studio with light wood, rattan and linen details; or La Tribu, the most spacious of the four rooms, equipped with a mezzanine and a dining corner. FYI: each room is a small cabinet of curiosities in and of itself – if a particular piece of furniture or an object appeals to you, ask for its price, because everything is negotiable here!
TOILETRIES: Organic and local shampoo, conditioner and soap.
BREAKFAST: No, but there’s an excellent bakery on Rue des Poilus, located a mere 200 meters from the house.
LITTLE LUXURY: Smartphones are made available to guests, filled with hot tips for things to do in the area – eateries, hikes, events…