Marseilles – Tips
|Calais||via Dijon: A2, A26, A5, A31, A6, A7||9 hours||via Paris:
|Dieppe||via Paris: A150, A13, A6, A7||9 hours||via Rouen and Paris:
|Le Havre||via Paris: A13, A6, A7||9 hours||TGV direct:
|Cherbourg||via Le Mans: N13, A84, A88, A28, A85, |
A71, A72, A47, A7
|10:15 hours||via Paris:
From both Paris airports, many flights per day, direct to Marseilles. 1 hour 15. The airport also as many international flights daily.
There is a very good transportation system in Marseilles, with a very good and encompassing bus route and two metro lines. Prices are cheap.
Marseilles, particularly the old centre and harbour, has many restaurants catering to all tastes.
TIP: If you are going to eat in a restaurant in Marseilles, you will need to try a Bouillabaisse, a meal invented in Marseilles. You will not regret it. One of the top places to eat is the Miramar located at the old harbour. It’s expensive, but worth it.
Things To See/Things To Do
- Visit Chateau d’If (a must)
- Walk the Corniche du President John Fitzgerald Kennedy for 3.5 kms to take in the views.
- Walk around the old harbour
- Visit Fort Saint-Jean and its museums
- Visit the majestic Sainte-Marie-Majeure Cathedral
- Visit the famous Notre-Dame de la Garde church
- Eat a Bouillabaisse
WARNING: When visiting Marseilles, stay will inside the lower city. Straying out to the upper levels or suburbs is dangerous since Marseilles’ other reputation is that of a very violent city with many gang murders and shootings. Most of the drugs brought into France come via Marseilles. In the city centre and lower parts (old harbour area), you are quite safe.
- Marseilles is France's 2nd largest city in population (over 800,000 inhabitants in the city), and France's biggest harbour. It is also one of the oldest dwellings in France, with cave painting found dating back 30,000 years BC. It doesn't get any older than that. NOTE: Below you'll find an impression…