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Overview

Marseille, the oldest city of France

The oldest city of France, with its new cultural attractions, is the hotspot Mediterranean destination. Basked in a mild weather all year round, Marseille will charm you with its old village atmosphere, its fishing port and typical local cuisine.

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Have a walk along the quayside of the Vieux Port, recently redesigned and pedestrianized by the architects Foster and Partners. Why not stop for a photo under the ombrière, a vast mirrored aluminium structure... a true urban masterpiece!
The historic Panier quarter is within walking distance of the Vieux Port and is full of local artisan shops. From the Saint Laurent church you will see a footbridge, leading to the beautifully restored Fort Saint-Jean. From here you can marvel at the views over the Vieux Port; with the Saint Victor Abbey and Notre Dame de la Garde on the left, the Palais du Pharo on the opposite bank and the Manhattan-esque Euromediterranean project.
From the Fort Saint-Jean there is another footbridge leading to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM), built by Rudy Ricciotti. There are a number of exhibitions on show, as well as dining venues including one of Gérald Passédat’s restaurants. As you exit the MuCEM, you will reach the J4 promenade. Discover les Voûtes de la Major and the Regards de Provence Museum, before wandering in the new commercial mall - Les Terrasses du Port.
If green tourism is more appealing to you, don’t miss a breath-taking excursion to the Calanques National Park where you will marvel at the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, and won’t resist taking a dip! The National Park extends from Marseille to Cassis, complete with quaint fishing ports, perfect for getaways.

One word – Bouillabaisse! Try this local speciality, a fish-based stew served with garlic and saffron sauce.

Don’t forget there is always time for shopping! There’s a variety of high street shops, and boutiques with some of the best things Marseille has to offer! Most shops are open on Sundays, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets! At night, head to the bars and restaurants on the Quai de la Mairie and along the Vieux Port around the Cours D’Estienne D’Orves to unwind. Have a drink at the Hard Rock cafe, which opened at the end of 2014.


Marseille Tourist Office
4, La Canebière, 13001 Marseille
Tel: +33 (0) 826 500 500

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Marseille can be found.

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Baggage security How would baggage be stored on the direct Marseille to Barcelona route. I will be on my own and I am wondering about security should I go to the toilet.

Julian D. | 30 de xunetu de 2017 answered | 2 Comments
How do you reserve a train seat with the europass? I cannot find an option to reserve two train seats from Paris to Marseille on the 21st of July and I wont buy a europass until I know I wont have to fork out an extra $300 to travel between the two cities. Any link to the site or details of how (...)

Jean-Pierre C. | 26 de xunu de 2017 answered | 0 Comments
Unable to book I need to book a TGV from Marseille to Paris on 22/7/17, your website will not allow me to buy a ticket even though there are tickets available. Please sort this out, I'm trying to give you money and you wont take (...)

Stuart H. | 16 de xunu de 2017 answered | 0 Comments
Do i need to have two books: one is a eurostar ticket (london) and another is france and spain pass? can they be combined (...) Our plan is going to travel from London to Paris by Eurostar train and then use France and Spain pass. Do you have any option? Global pass 3 countries? Will they work? Please advise We will travel the following cities by train * Paris to Nice * (...)

Cindy C. | 16 de abril de 2017 answered | 0 Comments
3 & 4 country passes??? Hi, I am travelling with my two adult children, 18 and 20. Myself and one child is travelling from Zurich, Switzerland to Marseille, France; Marseille, France to Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain to La Linea, Spain; La Linea, Spain to Seville, (...)

Jules H. | 29 de ochobre de 2016 answered | 2 Comments

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    Barcelona to Marseille |
    "There seemed to be no working air conditioning for the first half of the trip, passengers alll around me were fanning themselves and I went through a full bottle of water. I had very heavy luggage that I could not lift into overhead storage and there was no floor level storage at the end of the carriage. Train was fast, clean and quiet. "

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    Great Trip |
    "This was a local transfer to get to the fast train. All went well, platform easy to find, train left on time. Only thing to be aware of is there are three steps to get on the train. Can be tricky with bags by yourself. "

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    Great Train |
    "This is a fast train "

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    better than driving |
    "we took the TGV to save a drive from Marseilles to Charles De Gaulle airport for the trip home, much more relaxing "

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    Good tain journey |
    "We missed the train to Las Spezia that we were booked on but because it was due to the late arrival of the train from Como we were able to get on another one 2 hours later at no extra charge. The staff at the station were excellent and as we did not have a seat booked we were able to sit in a 6 seater carriage which we had all to ourselves. It was a very pleasant journey "

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    Marseille to Toulon |
    "This train didn't have as many stops, so was abit quicker. We all (4 of us) had seats. Once again left and arrived on time. Train travel around France really cheap if you go regional train. "

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    Arles to Marseille |
    "We were a party of four over 60yo's travelling around France by train. They are of varying degrees of comfort and cleanliness. Depending on how fast you wanted to get any where was how much you paid. We were not in any hurry so chose regional trains so we could see country side. All in all some were slower and dirtier than others. This train was a clackety clack train, but we met some nice local people to talk with which passed the time really quickly. All the trains left and arrived on time. I booked this train from Australia. "

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    First time TGV users |
    "Overall we rate the TGV experience and service very highly.The trains were very clean, comfortable and frequent.Our only suggestion to improve the service for first time users would be for signage indicating the exact spot on the platform to board the TGV trains, as this is not necessarily the same as for other trains. "

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    Marseille to Paris |
    "Marseille staition was lacking in customer amenities (eg coffee shops) but the train trip itself was hassle free and the taxi driver in Paris wasn't rude. A pleasant way to get to Paris. "

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    Good trip |
    "All smooth, no problems "

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