It's wonderful to pay a visit to Marseille, there are many visitor attractions no matter who you are travelling with. We only wish to offer a few suggestions of what to do in Marseille but rather just provide guidance and offer advice on what is there. Like any city, there are good places and bad places to visit and if it is the first time you are visiting Marseille or if you have been there before, it's important you make the most of your time there. It is good to have an idea of what type of trip you want to make, and Marseille has a wide array of exciting places to visit that with stick with you for a long time.
While paying a visit in Marseille there are a number of attractions that should make up part of your trip. The revered Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur position of France has attractions that you may know and other you won't know to people from outside the area of Marseille we have collected a list of 10 to help you on your way:
1. Basilique de Notre Dame de la Garde
2. Plongee Phoceenne Formation
3. Calanque de Morgiou
4. Marseille Provence Greeters
5. Cathedrale de la Major
6. Castle of If
7. Musee Grobet-Labadie
8. Marseille en 2CV
9. Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier
10. Old Port (Vieux Port)
These are a simple starting point if you have a good local book or guide you can expand on these and depending how much time you have in Marseille. You will surely discover an array of interesting locations and attractions in the Marseille area of France.
Marseille is not a difficult city to navigate, once you have your bearings and know a couple of local landmarks you will be able to get round with ease. You can cover a lot of the city on foot but be sure to stick to popular and familiar areas after dark. If you want to cover more ground in Marseille there are a number of modes of transportation. Marseille has a two line Metro System that covers key areas of the city. It is a fast and effective method of getting around the city. There is a city wide bus system where passes can be attained to include multiple journeys. There is also the option to use Marseille Taxis, but be aware of heavy traffic at busy times. What ever method you use to explore Marseille make sure you see as much of the city as your can.
If you wish to stay in Marseille for a great period you will need to find a place to stay. Marseille offers a broad range of places to stay these includes high end, deluxed locations to more modest hotels, B&Bs and hostels. If you are visiting the city on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has the business facilites that suit your needs, check the area location is good as traffic in Marseille may result in problems at certain times. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top independent and chain hotels. Marseille also offers a good selection of lower star hotels that offer basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you don't have a large budget there is a number of guest houses and hotels in the area which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whichever type of accommodation you select in Marseille try and make time to see if any bargains exists on a wide array of travel web sites, often when there is a big event on in town.
1. Hotel 96
2. Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port
3. Residence du Vieux Port
4. InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
5. Le Ryad
A wide number of places are available to eat at in Marseille, the venue you are limited to is only bound by your budget and tastes. There are quite a lot of dining venues that offer French meals and don't break the bank. If you are seeking out a high quality dining venue there are a number of these, but be sure to have a prior reservation also ensure you are dressed correctly. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names like McDonalds etc are available, but if you want something a bit more edgy find somewhere that's really busy. Part and parcel of visiting a city is to enjoy everything about it, including it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Marseille. whether it is a café, restaurant or the food that can be bought and eaten on the street. Check out local guides and press for offers and try something that you have never had before.
2. La Table du Fort
3. Salah Thai
4. Green Bear Coffee
When getting to grips with a city such as Marseille it is a good idea to have some good local information. Here are a number of facts that could be of help to you.
Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
International Dialing Code: 33
Marseille Coordinates: 43.2964° N, 5.3700° E
Altitude: 40 m (131 ft)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Marseille Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
City Population: 851,420
Metro Population: 1,604,550
Temperature High In 30.2°C (86.4 °F)
Temperature Low In 2.9°C /37.2°F
Like most cities Marseille possess it's own good and bad points. it is key not to be too complacent and you and your travel party will be fine and have a fantastic trip to this wonderful French place. Try and make you’re read your guide book brief to understand the city geography, don't make it obvious you are a tourist by exposing expensive electronic goods and don't wear expensive jewellery and excessive cash on your person. Don't stray too far into unknown areas after sunset and if you do discover you have lost your way, don't panic and go into a shop and ask for help. You might be enjoying yourself, but still be alert. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Marseille. As a rule France is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. A bit of research is very valuable and if you know a city better, you will have a much better time there.