Travel to Marseille

Travel Marseille 

Do you want to drink some of the best French wines, to savour one of the world's tastiest cuisines, to witness an explosion of culture in streets as busy as they are friendly, and to revel in breathtaking landscapes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea? If so, you should consider opting for a trip to Marseille, a cultural and artistic city with a rich heritage. 

A Cosmopolitan City for All to Enjoy

Perched in the south-east of Napoleon Bonaparte's country, Marseille is the second largest and oldest city in the country. There is something for every taste. As famous for its spectacular architecture as for the beauty of its beaches and the quality of its food, Marseille is the spot for anyone wishing to spend a dream vacation in France.

Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica

Built on a limestone outcrop, this historical monument of remarkable architectural beauty was built in the 19th century. It is, literally, a must-see in Marseille.

Straddling the districts of Roucas Blanc and Vauban, this church is a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church and a major tourist destination in the city. You can visit the interior, which includes a museum, or take pictures outside, which is the highest point in the city of Marseille! 

A Stroll through the Old Port

If you go to Marseille, you must at all costs stroll through the Old Port. A prestigious theatre where the history of the city plays out, the place is easily explored by ferry.

You will have the opportunity to experience a great walk while enjoying some of the best views of France. After the visit, there is nothing like a good gourmet meal between friends, lovers, or family in the Old Port. The view of the boats and the pretty houses surrounding the port will enchant you.

The Noailles Neighbourhood 

This charming neighbourhood is full of public markets and small shops that give you the opportunity to mingle with the crowd and make advantageous purchases before stopping for a coffee on a terrace. The Capuchins market and the Avenue Longue-des-Capuchins market are among the best for anyone buying and selling in Marseille, so be visit them if you're passing through.

Marseille Beaches

Beach lovers, get out your towels, because the Marseille region abounds in bodies of water and idyllic coves! Alternating between rocks, sand, and gravel, the place is overflowing with places to swim, starting with the Massif des Calanques, a magical wild and rugged coastline from which you can admire crystal clear waters surrounded by cliffs on which you can practise rock climbing, or hike the trails among the most enchanting scenery. 

You can also visit the Calanques of Marseille by boat. The experience is unforgettable and worth the effort. To be convinced to add this activity to your Marseille travel itinerary, all you need to do is look at some pictures. Have a good trip!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best places to visit in Marseille include the Old Port, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Le Panier district, Calanques National Park, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM), Fort Saint-Jean, Frioul Islands, Cours Julien district, and the Corniche.
You can get to Marseille from Marseille-Provence Airport by using shuttles, taxis, ridesharing services, or the train from the TER station.
Traditional Marseille dishes to try include bouillabaisse, fish soup, tapenade, pissaladière, bourride, panisse, and navettes.
The best time to visit Marseille is in spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and attractions are less crowded.
Yes, Marseille has several popular beaches such as Plage du Prado, Plage des Catalans, Plage de la Pointe Rouge, and Plage de la Corniche.
Annual events not to miss in Marseille include Fête du Panier, Festival de Marseille, Foire aux Santons, and Festival de la Bouillabaisse.
You can get around using public transportation in Marseille by using the metro, tram, buses, bike-sharing, and ferries to reach the islands.
Lively neighborhoods for nightlife in Marseille include the Old Port, Cours Julien district, Rue Sainte, Le Panier district, and La Plaine district.
Family-friendly attractions in Marseille include Parc Borély, Parc Longchamp, Aquarium at Palais du Pharo, and the Petit Train de Marseille.
You can find the best gastronomic specialties in Marseille at seafood restaurants at the Old Port, food markets like the fish market, and bakeries to taste local specialties like navettes and fougasse.