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What to do in Marseille
Marseille is a European city filled with rich history, wonderful sights, museums, and edgy scenery. It’s not your typical French city, so you’re sure to experience something dynamic during your trip. So if you’re looking to experience a new side of France, Marseille is your next stop.
Get a taste of the local culture and a view of Marseille’s incredible scenery at Vieux Port. From there, hop on a train to the amazing Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. It’s a must during your trip, because you definitely can’t miss it when you step foot in Marseilles.
Besides the Eiffer Tower, another icon of France is the beautiful Marseille Cathedral. Find more postcard perfect destinations at Marseille Town Hall, Abbey of Saint Victor in Marseille, and the colourful old town or Panier. Don’t forget Visit Centre de la Vieille Charite for its design, museums, and exhibitions.
Culture vultures and photographers will fall in love with the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, the fascinating Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology, and the incredible Palais Longchamp. But if sports are your kind of culture, catch a football game at Stade Velodrome.
Get even more stunning scenery outside of the city, like the mini fjords of the Calanques. Enjoy a boat ride to Château d'If, the famous setting of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo.
Then complete your trip with good food and cold drinks at Borely Beach as you watch the setting sun.
There’s no time to waste! Start planning your bonzer trip and get tips and ideas from this Marseilles travel guide.
When to visit Marseille
The best time to visit Marseille is from May to July. It’s also always a great to visit Marseille because the city enjoys pleasant climate all year-round and around 300 days of sun. To save more money on airfare, find the cheapest time to fly to Marseille on our website.
Australians can fly to France and visit Marseille visa-free as a tourist for up to 90 days. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months on your return date to Australia. Visit Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Marseille
Your flight will be bound for Marseille Provence Airport, where you can get to the city by taxi, bus, and train. You can easily travel around Marseille by taxi, bus, tram, subway, boat, and bicycle.
Uncover more destinations in France with a trip to Marseille! So go get your suitcase now and book your Marseille flights with Skiddoo today.
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