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Visiting Marseille

If Paris feels too polished, Marseille is your rough-and-tumble cure. Ferret out hidden cafés in seaside alleyways, crawl along rocky coasts and windswept cornices, or visit the neoclassical forts that dot Vieux Port. This roguish retreat is sure to steal your heart.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Marseille. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Marseille flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
If Paris feels too polished, Marseille is your rough-and-tumble cure. Ferret out hidden cafés in seaside alleyways, crawl along rocky coasts and windswept cornices, or visit the neoclassical forts that dot Vieux Port. This roguish retreat is sure to steal your heart.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Marseille. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Marseille flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Marseille

Hotels.com in Marseille

Written by TianjinPaul on 17 Apr, 2012

The following tale is one of pure and unadulterated woe. It details how the wonders of modern technology and globalisation can fall flat on their face and cause some old-fashioned and extremely localized problems. The story begins in my girlfriend's apartment on her couch as…Read More


Le Petit Train

Written by TianjinPaul on 17 Apr, 2012

Notre Dame de la Garde is a magnificent cathedral set on a mountain overlooking the city of Marseille. The mountain is located between the old and new parts of thr city. Whilst it is by no means Everest, or even Mont Blanc, getting to the…Read More


Marseille Transport

Written by TianjinPaul on 17 Apr, 2012

Living in Nice on the Cote d'Azur I feel blessed in many ways. It is home to some of the very best food on the planet. The sea is one of the most wonderful shades of blue that you could ever wish to experience. There…Read More


Outdoor Dining Hazards

Written by MikeInTown on 26 Jun, 2011

Most of the dining in the vicinity of the Old Port (Vieux Port) is outdoors. With the mild evening air, the city lights, and sight of the boats bobbing in the harbor, dinner can be one of the most enchanting Marseille experiences. On the other…Read More


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Museum Guide for the Incorrigible

Written by artsnletters on 22 Feb, 2004

People don’t really come to Marseille for its museums, an observation that will almost certainly be borne out by the lack of fellow museum-goers if you venture into a few yourself. Nonetheless, there are those few who feel that a museum or two is…Read More


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Notre Dame de la Garde

Written by artsnletters on 22 Feb, 2004

Place Colonel Edon, Marseille 04-91-13-40-80 Beloved symbol of Marseille, perched on the highest hilltop overlooking the city and the harbor, Our Lady of the Guard has stood watch over Marseille for some 150 years. It is most easily reached by catching bus 60 from Quai des…Read More


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Vallon des Auffes, a harbor neighborhood

Written by artsnletters on 21 Feb, 2004

Should you find yourself with a gloriously sunny afternoon, and there are many of these in Marseille, catch bus #83 southbound from Quai des Belges and ride out to Vallon des Auffes, a charming, tiny harbor neighborhood tucked into a tiny rocky valley. The bus…Read More


Marcel Carbonel Santons and Santon Museum

Written by artsnletters on 22 Feb, 2004

47 rue Neuve Ste.-Catherine, Marseille 04-91-54-26-58 Open 10am-12:30pm and 2 to 6:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday Free! Marcel Carbonel has a shop and museum devoted entirely to santons, traditional Provençal crèche (nativity scene) figurines. The museum is free and is reached by walking through the shop to the back,…Read More


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Notre Dame at Marseilles

Written by janson25 on 02 Nov, 2001

Very beautiful cathedral at the top of the hill from town. It is near the marina and one could not miss it on the top of the hill. I learned from personal experience that is a hike to the top, I would highly recommend a…Read More


Blustery blustery blustery

Written by TianjinPaul on 17 Apr, 2012

On our first day in Marseille my girlfriend and I visited the Old Port and enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon sat sunning ourselves over lunch and doing a little shopping. We had decided to visit Notre Dame de la Garde the following day. This proved…Read More


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