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Things to do in Marseille
Marseille is where you’ll experience the Mediterranean side of France. It’s a melting pot of cultures, rich history, theatres, museums, and more meaning you’ll never get bored of this fascinating European city.
Update your travel bucketlist and your social media posts with the best travel photos of Marseille’s most photogenic spots. Stop by the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Abbey of Saint Victor, Marseille Cathedral, Place Castellane, Le Panier, and Palais Longchamp to name a few.
Once you’re in Palais Longchamp, check out the area’s museums like the Musée des Beaux-Arts and Natural History Museum. Continue your museum tour at Musée des Docks Romains and the fantastic Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée or MuCEM for short.
Spend some time with Mother Nature and take a trip between Marseille and La Ciotat for the gorgeous fjords. Have fun at the beaches at La Pointe Rouge harbour, La Madrague harbour, and L’Estaque.
Spend your euros next and go shopping! Make your way to Les Terrasses du Port, and Les Halles de la Major. If you are looking for souvenirs then pay a visit to the Old Port area and the Old Town area for some authentic finds.
If you want luxury items, let your shopaholic go wild at the streets behind the Opéra de Marseille, the Louis Vuitton on the rue Grignan, Hermès and other high-end brands at rue Paradis, and other mainstream designers in rue Davso and rue Sainte.
Of course, you should definitely give Marseille’s events a try so you can experience the best of the city. There’s the music festival of Avec le Temps, The Blue Festival, Le FDAmM dance festival, La Fiesta Des Suds, and the La Foire aux Santons Christmas market.
Don’t miss out on any part of Marseille and start planning your dream trip to the city with this Marseille travel guide!
What you should know
The best time for you to visit Marseille is from April to October when the climate and temperatures is most pleasant. But if you want fewer crowds, avoid scheduling your trip during summer from July to August.
Brush up on your French and bring a good French-English phrasebook and language app to help you on your trip.
You can start packing right now because Singapore citizens can fly to France and visit Marseille for up to 90 days within six months from the date of your entry to the country. Visit Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more info and to stay updated.
Travelling to and around Marseille
After your touchdown in Marseille Provence Airport, you can easily reach the city by train, shuttle bus, public bus, taxi, or car rental. It’s also easy, and exciting, to travel around Marseille with your choice of metro, bus, tram, taxi, water taxi, and hired drivers.
All travellers can’t help but say “c’est magnifique” to Marseille. So get your bags, grab your passport, and go book your Marseille flights with Skiddoo today!
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