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Time Zone: Central European Standard Time GMT +1 hour

Currency: Euro - EUR - €

Country code: +33

Emergency numbers: Dial 112 and ask for the service (police, fire service, or ambulance)

  • April and May: Spring is a shoulder season in Marseille with smaller crowds. It sees comfortably warm weather, spring foliage, and markets filled with fresh produce from all over the region.
  • June to August: Summer is the peak season in Marseille when the beach life and parties are at their right. Temperatures are warm to hot and hotel rates are at a premium.
  • September and October: Autumn is another shoulder season, with cooler temperatures perfect for hikes or swimming. This is also the end of the season, with many seasonal hotels and restaurants starting to close for the winter
  • November to March: Winter is the low season in Marseille, with few tourists around. The weather can be quite cold, with chilly sea breezes, and while hotel rates are at their lowest, many restaurants and bars close for winter.
  • By Foot: This is usually the best way to get around Marseille and its 16 arrondissements as many popular attractions are located close to each other. 
  • By Bus and Tram: Trams and buses run by the public transport company RTM are a very convenient way to get around the city. Saint-Charles is the central transport hub, located right next to the main train station Gare St-Charle.
  • By Metro: Marseille has two metro lines (M1 and M2), that have 30 stations covering the city. The metro is also run by RTM and uses the same tickets as the tram and bus. Please note that most metro stations have a lot of steps.
  • By Ferry: RTM operates ferries and shuttle boats to explore the port and many seaside suburbs.
  • By Bike or Electric Scooter: Rent a bike, e-bike, or electric scooter from the many downtown rental stations and explore the town and the nearby coastal sites.
  • Sail to Château d’If, a 16th-century island fortress that was turned into a prison.
  • Visit the MuCEM and dive into the history of ancient Mediterranean civilizations
  • Discover Marseille's many open-air markets, especially the Marché des Capucins, and see everything from local seafood to regional produce.
  • Go on a boat tour to see the Vieux Port (Old Port) and see its many boats and yachts, or explore its bars, brasseries, and cafes,
  • See the enormous Cathédrale La Major built in the 19th century, and its many cafés, bars, and restaurants.
  • Head to the highest point in Marseille, Le Grand, and visit the opulent Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde.
  • Bouillabaisse: This traditional Provençal fish soup or stew typically uses at least three kinds of fish as well as vegetables, herbs, and spices.
  • Navettes: These boat-shaped orange-flavored biscuits are popular during Christmas but can also be found year-round.
  • Moules Marinière: A dish of marinated mussels that are fried, simmered in stock then baked.
  • Mesclun: A salad made with local spring greens like chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces, and endive.
  • Seafood Pizza: Wood-fired pizzas topped with all kinds of seafood and lots of garlic are popular in Marseille and can be found at food trucks parked all over the town.
  • Pastis: An anise-flavored aperitif, this refreshing and strong drink is produced from the star anise.
  • Picon: A strong orange-flavored bitter made with alcohol, caramel, orange zest, cinchona, sugar syrup, herbs, and spices. It's often mixed with beer or white wine as a cocktail.
  • Cassis: Marseille is located near the wine-making region of Cassis, known for light whites and beautiful rose wine. They pair perfectly with seafood.

Know More About Marseille Attractions Tickets

Where can I buy Marseille attraction tickets?

Book your tickets to the top Marseille attractions online.

What are the best attractions to see in Marseille?

Château d'If, MuCEM, the Old Port, and Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde are some of the best attractions to see in Marseille.

What can I do in Marseille on a budget?

You can visit the top attractions of Marseille on a budget by booking discounted tickets online. Also explore free attractions like the old-world quartier of Le Panier, the Vieux Port, and Basilique Notre Dame de la Gard, or go on a walk, hike, or swim in the sea.

How can I get cheap Marseille attraction tickets?

Purchase Marseille attractions tickets with the best deals and discounts online. Avoid long queues and waiting times.

Is Marseille safe for women?

Yes, Marseille a safe city for women.

What is the best time to visit Marseille?

The months between April and August are when the weather is most pleasant and perfect for sightseeing. This is the best time to visit Marseille.

What is the best way to get around Marseille?

The best way and most cost-effective way to explore Marseille is by foot. You can also use local trams, buses and metro are