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Why Visit Marseille? 

Marseille is the third largest city in France, located in the south east of the nation. It is located by the sea and is home to a beautiful port, which happens to be the largest in France. Marseille experiences a Mediterranean climate, and there are many beaches nearby the city centre to relax on under the sun!

Marseille is a huge city, and there truly is so much to do while on Holiday here. Perhaps the most well-known landmark is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard. This Basilica is built upon the highest point in Marseille and has a 38-foot gold statue of Mary and the baby Jesus on its roof. If you prefer natural beauty over man made landmarks, make sure to visit the beautiful national park of Calanques.

Marseille is such a large city that it undoubtably caters to everyone. Couples or families no matter how diverse their interests will love a Marseille holiday. The large variety of landmarks, beaches, bars, things to do and history makes this city a perfect holiday destination.

Fly from Dublin airport to Marseille, between the months of April to October, this is when flights are most frequent. The duration of this flight is roughly 2 hours and 20 minutes. So if you aren't a fan of long flights. a Marseille holiday is perfect for you. 

Things to do in Marseille

Attractions

This beautiful city is home to a wide range of attractions.

  • Get a glimpse into the history of Marseille with a walk through the Le Panier neighbourhood.
  • Visit the stunning Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure.
  • Watch a Marseille football game at the Stade Velodrome. They are the only French team to ever win the champions league!

Nightlife 

There is plenty of nightclubs and bars to spend an evening at. The Vieux port area is one of the most popular nightlife areas in the city, here you will find many trendy bars and nightclubs.

Dining Out

In Marseille you will find thousands of restaurants to suit your price range, serving fantastic local and international cuisine.

For Families

Hop on Hop off bus tours are a great way to explore the city of Marseille. On these tours you can pick and choose the top landmarks you want to get off and explore further. Your kids won’t complain about long walks either!

Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches in and nearby Marseille city centre. We recommend visiting Plage Des Catalans beach, a beautiful beach in the city centre that is easily reachable by metro.

Shopping

There are plenty of stores in Marseille city centre for visitors to do some retail therapy. We would recommend a visit to Les Docks village, a beautiful unique shopping centre set in an old historic building.

Marseille Festival

The festival of Marseille is an annual event which takes place from June 20th to the 9th of July. During this wonderful festival there is a range of theatre and concert performances, parties and talks taking place all around the city centre.

Best Time to Go

Marseille experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means the city has hot summers and mild winters. If you would like to visit Marseille at the peak of its climate and atmosphere, the summer is the best time to book a trip!

Local Info

Currency

Euro is the currency used in Marseille.

Time Zone

France is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).

Getting around

From the airport it is a half an hour journey into the city centre. Public Transport is fantastic in the city and is undeniably the best way to get around on your holiday!