What to do in Marseille in one day

09:00 – Hotel La Residence Du Vieux Port

09:30 – The Panier Neighborhood

10:30 – Cup of Tea

11:00 – MuCEM

12:30 – Lunch at Au Coeur du Panier

14:00 – Boat Tour of Calanques

16:00 – Glacier Vanille Noire

17:00 – Le Cours Julien

18:30 – Walk by Old Port

19:30 – Dinner at La Poule Noire

21:00 – Concert at Espace Julien

22:30 – Le Bar de La Releve

23:59 – Trolleybus

 

We mapped out your day trip in Marseille

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Marseille

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Marseille is the second largest city in France located on the southern coast, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is a large commercial, cruise, and freight port. Marseilles also has many examples of Romano-Byzantine architecture throughout the city. Marseille is home to the Chateau d’If, the prison made famous in Le Comte de Monte Cristo. During your Marseille day trips, visit Le Panier, the hipster district with boutiques and sunny cafes near the Vieux Port, or “Old Port”. Artisan shops, workshops, and terraced houses are up and down every alley. Marseille is a beautiful port town, full of quaint stores and ornate cathedrals

The Vieux Port is home for personal yachts and professional fishing boats. Some other attractions are the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, which shares the history of the different Mediterranean civilizations, and the Cathédrale de la Major

French food is dominated by butter and other fats. This is definitely true of the French food in this area. Notable French dishes to try include crepes, any pasta dish, and Marseilles most famous dish, Bouillabaisse. Navettes, a scone type biscuit, are also popular

“Yes” is “oui” in French. “No” is “non”. “Thank you” is “merci”. “You’re welcome” is “de rien”. “Where is the bathroom?” is “Où se trouvent les toilettes?” There are different regional dialects within France. The dialect of Marseille is called Provencal or Gavot

Temperatures in Marseille range from 40.8-53.2 degrees in the winter months and 66-84.4 degrees in the summer months. Humidity is usually in the mid to upper 60’s. Marseille is the sunniest city in France, averaging 2,900 hours of sunshine per year

Getting from the Marseille Provence Airport is easy if you rent a car for around $300 U.S. dollars. There is also a free shuttle from the airport terminals to a train station, which can transfer you to multiple stops along the way

Walk from the old streets to the old port, this is certainly the best way to discover Marseille. There is also local transportation like buses, trams, and metro lines. Trams run 5:00 am to 1:00 am daily

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