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Marseille

Europe
25+

Rank in France

3

Rank in Europe

160+

World Rank

Currency
Euro(EUR)
Weather
Cloudy 29.6℃
Time
18:14 PM (GMT +02:00)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Marseille

Waterfront roads, quaint little boats, the smell of fresh fish just caught from the sea, sushi by the roadside, great music, fantastic nightlife and unparalleled landscaping all come together at the port city of Marseille. The city with charm, a muse for artists like Paul Cezanne is also the second largest in terms of population. There is a rich diversity in terms of culture, architecture and cuisine. People are very friendly and always outdoors in the summer, singing, dancing and enjoying the night away. Here classical meets contemporary in music, theatre, film and dance. Covered arcades in the older parts of the city conspire with the narrow lanes, ancient spires, boutiques, and craft stores giving you the feel of walking straight into the countryside described in novels. France, a country that resonates beauty can have no other city as the forefront of its ideologies than Marseille. 

Continent Country
Europe France
Airport Name / IATA Code
Marsielle Provence Airport MRS
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
TLN Toulon-Hyères Airport


Marseille
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
April, May, June, September, October and November are called shoulder season and is best to visit, with cheaper hotel rates and fewer crowds.
Moderate time to visit
July and August are the hotter months and the city get crowded, hotel prices are also hiked.
Worst time to visit
December, January, February and March are cold and dry months and may be uncomfortable to visit.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 5 6 7 9 13 16 19 19 16 13 8 6
Maximum temprature (℃) 13 13 16 18 23 26 29 29 26 21 16 13
Rain fall (mm) 47 52 43 47 42 27 13 29 46 77 58 55
Population
1.58 (Millions)
Official Language
French
Spoken Language
English and French
Other Language
Breton, English, Cat... Read more
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Taxi
Start Tariff: EUR 4.... Read more

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Yes

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.00
Cup of Coffee USD 0.00
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.13
Rice/Kg USD 2.26
White Bread USD 1.13
Eggs (12) USD 2.26
Combo Meal USD 9.04
Fine Dining USD 0.00
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.26
Domestic Beer USD 6.78
Imported Beer USD 4.52
Bottle of Wine USD 6.78
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 9.04
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.26
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.26
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 0.00
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Le Panier: After the old port, Le Panier is the next part of Marseille where most visitors will spend their time, this little portion is where the greek first settled and transports visitors to this pastel coloured streets with graffiti and small local cafes.
  • Parc Borely: This hidden gem is where all the locals go on a weekend to hang out with their families or loved ones. It’s a huge park close to the beach that has a lake, a café and bikes to hire. The walkway is a great place to put in some jogging rounds and go for a dip in the beach later.
  • Rooftop Bar at La Friche: A number of startups have their offices here, but what's more important is it houses a great restaurant, skate park and bookshop/coffee shop. Don't mind the long queue's as every minute spent in waiting is worth it.
  • Côte Bleu west from Marseille, towards the Camargues is an absolute gem. Take the train that winds high up around the coastal cliffs and stops at any one of the lovely small seaside villages.
  • Vallon des Auffes: Is a small place, a great place to swim or picnic and it boasts a great family-run pizza restaurant and two of Marseille’s best restaurants (one of which has a Michelin star). A great place to find the local fish stew, bouillabaisse.
Shopping
Les Docks Village
10 Place de la Joliette, 13002 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
right at the waterfront, walkable distance
Maison Empereur
4 rue des Recolettes | 13001, 13001 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
0.850 kms
Marche de Noailles
Rue du Marche des Capucins, 13001 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
1km
Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie
4 Montee des Accoules, 13002 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
0.23 kms
72% Petanque
10 rue du petit Puits, 13002 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
1.8 kms
Les Terrasses Du Port
Les Terrasses Du Port, 9 Quai du Lazaret, 13002 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
2.5 kms
Centre Commercial Bonneveine
Centre Commercial Bonneveine, 112 Avenue de Hambourg, 13008 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
10.8 kms
Centre Bourse
Centre Bourse, 17 Cours Belsunce, 13001 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
0.750 kms
Centre Commercial Grand Littoral
Centre Commercial Grand Littoral, 15 Avenue de saint antoine, 13015 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
9.8 kms
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Traditional rosemary, lavender and verveine soaps made locally in Marseille.
  • Their Macaroons are beautiful and a perfect gift to take home for loved ones.
  • Marseille is famous for its cultivation of Lavender and they have a never-ending list of products featuring lavender.
  • Madeleines a sweet biscuit and can be found in almost all the Bakeries around town. Packed for travel, they are delicious morsels that can be enjoyed as gifts for close friends and family.
  • Callison an almond dessert, with candied fruit is one more sweet sensation that tourists can take back.
  • A good jam or tapenade (a sort of chutney made from olives or aubergines) makes a great gift. It’s common to serve a tapenade with gourmet bread with the apero or evening drink.
  • Herbs de provence a local blend of herbs and spices that are pre-prepared in bouquets. You can add them to anything to make it look like you know your way around the kitchen.
  • It may seem like a strange choice of souvenir, but Marseille has lots of wonderful sewing shops where you can buy Provençal fabric.
  • Honey and variety of bread are also good for taking back home.
  • The local jewellery, cute trinkets and accessories are something women love to shop for.

Tourist attractions in Marseille

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