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Marseilles City Guide

Also known as Marseilles, Marseille is the third largest city in France after Paris and Lyon. Dating back to 600 BC the city was known as Massalia by the natives and is the oldest city of France. This place was used as a port city since ancient times, the rise of the 19th century assured a good economical time in the city due to the sudden boom in the commercial side during the colonial period ensuring the natives' employment and prosperous environment. Marseille was an important point of transition and trade amongst the Greeks and later the Romans. 

 

Marseille, Oldport
 Marseille, Old port       |   Image by lecreusois from Pixabay

Situated near the zenith of Rhone, known to be the most alluring yet natural corridor of Mediterranean and the northern part, it has been an exemplary place to explore of all the tourists all around the world. The city falls in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea which has given it the pass to lure the tourists with its rich history and culture that dangles in the air and gets absorbed into the blood of every person that inhales it. After London and Paris, Marseille is the third city that boasts the largest Jewish community in the world. Contemporarily, the city is seen to be the most vibrant city to explore in the entire Europe.

 

La Canebiére de Marseille
Marseille,La Canebier     |        Image by  Vasnic64 from flickr
 

From adventure lovers to history geeks and all the food fanatics out there, Marseille will please you with it’s fine cuisine that is worth drooling over. Now, if you are a foodie, you might already be aware of all the wonderful local dishes that France has to offer, especially the city of food, Marseille. The rustic cuisine will give you the smell of fresh oil and purity throughout the trip. Some of the most famous dishes of the city are Soupe au Pistou- A fresh bowl of vegetable soup with natural spices, topped with some sautéed finely chopped vegetables and herbs. Bouillabaisse is the perfect dish if you are fond of seafood, the dish consists of variety of fishes served with a rouille and bread with some garlic stopped on them. 

 

Shopping in Marseille requires the shopaholics to let go of the love for the brands for a while cause the city offers numerous unique shops spread evenly throughout the city. La Canebier has some of the best shops in town so make sure to explore them and grab some souvenirs for your loved ones. If you are an interior decor lover, make sure to take a big bag and comfy shoes before going to the market as you have to walk a lot and shop a lot, make sure to set your words right as you will get a chance to haggle a lot. For an ideal day out, you can consider relaxing at the beaches, soaking up the beauty of the sun.

Best Time To Visit Marseille

The peak season is from the months of May to August when the sun is shining bright and cool winds bless the travellers with the ethereal beauty in ambience and atmosphere. During the peak season, the price of the accommodation, attraction and the airfare bookings increase.

The shoulder months of September to November is the best time to visit the city when the peak season is over and the price drops back to normal, you would not be able to witness the rush and enjoy your trip in serenity visiting during the shoulder months. April is yet another best month to visit Marseille, it is advisable to book your tickets in advance to avail the best price for your trip and witness the mirth in the atmosphere during the festive seasons. 

 

 

 

 

Marseille Transfers Service

Most of the places in the city are pedestrian-friendly and can be navigated very easily, hence the best way to roam around the city is on foot. Marseille transfers can be done in various ways, the alluring city has a lot of sightseeing places to offer to its visitors therefore provides numerous facilities to squander around and explore the beauty of Marseille at its best. 

Marseille - Métro
Metro,Marseille       |        Image by   IngolfBLN from flickr

The best way to get around in the city is on foot, they say if you want to explore the city at its best, you can only do it while walking, the minute details of the buildings, the beautiful ambiance and what not can only be observed while on foot. Some of the places like Vieux Port and Le Panier are mandatory to be explored on foot. If you opt for a city pass, the city walk would be covered under that pass.

 

 
Marseille - Tram
Trams,Merseille      |        Image by esarte from flickr

 

Metro

The travellers can also opt for exploring the city with the metro line which interconnects one place from the other. There are 2 metro lines in Marseille known as Metro 1 and Metro 2 and it functions from 5 A.M to 10:30 P.M from Monday to Thursday and 12:30 A.M from Friday till the weekends. Tickets can be bought for price as cheap as 1.60 EUR for a one way travel.

There are two tram lines one is yellow and the other one is green. The tickets can be bought from the ticket machines present at the tram stations and the tickets cost approximately 1.9 EUR for a one way trip. 

Bus

Busses can also be taken for the backpackers who are looking to go easy on their pocket. You can take the busses from the Espace Infos RTM, you can take the tickets as well as the desired information from that place itself. 

Taxis

Private transportations are the best option for all the people who are looking for a laid back trip to Marseille. You asked for it and we're here to offer an easy trip to the city with our wide variety of options in taxis. From luxurious rides to a pocket-friendly one, the travellers will find it all. 

 

 Marseille Airport Transfers and Taxis

The second most important city of France has a lot to offer to its passengers, including the transfer options from the airport to the city centre. Marseille Provence Airport is seen to be the fifth busiest airport in France and hosts a lot of passengers from all around the world, making Marseille as one of the most visited cities in France. 

Metro
Metro,Merseille     | Image by IngolfBLN from flickr

The second most important city of France has a lot to offer to its passengers, including the transfer options from the airport to the city centre. Marseille Provence Airport is seen to be the fifth busiest airport in France and hosts a lot of passengers from all around the world, making Marseille as one of the most visited cities in France. 

Taxis

When travelling from Marseille airport to the city centre, there are three forms of transportation that the passengers can opt for. Bus, trains and Taxis are the most convenient and preferable way to reach the accommodation from the airport. The airport is situated at a distance of 27 km from the city centre, public transportation facility will take somewhere around 40-50 minutes to reach at the city centre while taxis are comparatively faster and more comfortable. The airport shuttle bus is yet another option, the tickets cost somewhere around 8.50 EUR and takes 30 minutes to leave the traveller amidst the heart of the city at Saint Charles railway station. If you want to ride at a cost effective price, make sure to explore Rydeu’s ongoing offers and the variety of rides to choose the best one for you. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Old port
Old Port       |        Image by  paspog from flickr

Marseille is a vibrant destination which is home to numerous cultures thereby promoting the idea of multiculturalism and a great history. Make sure to have a look at all the places listed below to include them in your itinerary without having any trouble. From visiting for a day to a week’s trip, you can sort down the places as per your desire and have a trip worth reminiscing. The top 6 most recommended places to visit in the city are- 

1.Old Port 

Also known as Vieux Port, Old Port is one of the most important reasons why people go gaga over the beauty of this city. Home to numerous restaurants, cafes and hotels that rests adjacent to the historical places in the city such as Sainte Marie lighthouse and Maison Diamantée, the vibrant marina has a lot to offer to its visitors. Make sure to experience the adventurous ferry ride and stroll through the fish market to witness the lively crowd of the locals. 

 

 

Chateau d'lf
Chateau d'lf      |    Image by smallkaa from flickr

 

2. Château d’If

Dating back to the 16th century, this fortress is home to numerous movie scenes such as The French Connection which lured viewers all around the world to adore the ethereal beauty of the city. The place is of great historical importance and provides an impeccable view of the surrounding from the ground, the serene water flowing and the tranquil atmosphere will rejuvenate your soul and heal you thoroughly.

 

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