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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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