France’s second city draws tourists each year with its edgy feel, bustling city port and hip bars and restaurants. Otherwise known as the black sheep of the Provençal coast, it may not have the celebrity glamour of Cannes or St-Tropez, but it does have a boatload (pardon the pun) of personality and new-found culture. Marseille is the perfect place to enjoy both the beauty of the French coastline and the lively nightlife.
Airline: Ryanair Flying from April 2020
Journey Time: 1hr 50m
Time Difference: UTC+1 (EET)
Summer (DST): UTC+2 (EEST)
Top 3 Picks
Whilst you are in Marseille, make the most of your stay and check out our top 3 things to do and see!
The Vieux Port (Old Harbour) has been trading for 2,600 years and is more of a district than a single site. Part of the city’s old town, the port has long stretching promenades surrounded by 18th century buildings. It’s the perfect foundation to explore the city’s main attractions or settle down for some fresh seafood caught by local fishermen. Sunsets in the summer are particularly awe-inspiring, so stick around until early evening to see the beauty of Marseille .
Notre Dame de la Garde
This church is one of Marseille’s most famous landmarks. Situated on the peak of a hill, it has stunning views overlooking the sea and the city. Avoid a weary climb and take the easily accessible bus that departs from the Vieux port every 20 minutes. You will be taken right up to the church’s doors where you can marvel at the exquisite mosaic interior and the breathtaking views.
Take a relaxing boat ride to the beautiful Calanques – the stretch of coastline between Marseille and Cassis. A must for anyone visiting during the summer, with stunning views, beautiful beaches and a refreshing sea breeze, you’ll never want to leave. Alternatively, if you’re a keen adventurer, you can take explore the area by bike or rent a kayak to explore the rugged coastline.
Marseille is the oldest city in France and has been a trading centre for thousands of years, with its origins dating back to ancient Greece.
Due to the abundance of fish along the Mediterranean coast, Marseille is renowned for its traditional seafood cuisine.
Built in 1855, the Sainte Marie lighthouse on the esplanade de la Joliette marks the northernmost point of Marseille’s harbour.
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