Marseille is the undiscovered jewel in the crown of France’s Mediterranean coastline. Rocky Provençal hills look down onto the ancient port and the thousands of boats docked in its clear blue waters. Painters and other artists have all been seduced by the sunny climate and the hustle-and-bustle of the town. France’s second city has all you could ask for - beautiful beaches, ancient buildings, thriving arts, and a diverse and dynamic nightlife. Welcome to a place fiercely proud of its unique cultural heritage - Planète Mars.

Facts

Population

Marseille urban area: 1,587,000

Currency

Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Normal opening hours for shops are from 10 am-7 pm Monday to Saturday. Some shops might be closed over lunch. On Sundays shops are normally closed or have reduced opening hours.

Newspapers

La Provence Marseille L’Hebdo Marseille Plus Le Monde Le Figaro Vento (events weekly)

Tourist information

Main Tourist Office 11, la Canebière, Marseille +33 826 500 500 Open: Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm. Sun and public holidays 10 am-5 pm. info@marseille-tourisme.com

Travel to Marseille

Book your flight to Marseille, France through Etihad Airways to visit one of France’s most historic cities. Marseille has a rich history and was heavily involved in the commerce and the affairs of the nation. With ancient wonders and prosperous heritage dating back to 600 BC, it is no wonder Marseille was named as the European Capital of Culture in 2013.

Top 5 Things to Do in Marseille

  • Travel through the steep hills and stand atop the Basilique de Notre-Dame de la Garde and appreciate the spectacular views of this iconic, ancient church
  • Slip back in time to Marseille's old city centre, Le Panier, and wander around its picturesque streets famous for charming shops and restaurants
  • Explore the Musée d'Archeologie Méditerranée for amazing galleries from around the world including Africa, Mexico, Egypt and many more
  • Take a relaxing stroll to Parc Borély, a famous and beautiful park that also features a botanical garden
  • Dip your feet or go for a swim at the stunning and sandy beaches of Plage de la Pointe Rouge

Plan Your Marseille Holiday

If you are planning to visit Marseille, you will be delighted to find many historical and stylish attractions. If you are looking for historical sites, check out the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et la Méditerranée for a fresh look at the Mediterranean cultures.

With Etihad Airways' Deals section, amazing flight deals to Marseille are easy to find. Select affordable flight deals in the spring season that starts from March and lasts till June. If you are planning to make a summer trip, we highly recommend you to book your hotel and tickets to Marseille several months in advance as Marseille is a tourist hot spot. To find cheap hotels in Marseille, visit during the winter season from November to February.

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