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Established in the year 2012, Calanques National Park is the tenth national park of France. The stretches of the park lie between Cassis and Marseille. It covers the area of five hundred and twenty kilometers. It is the only national park in Europe which consists of sea, land, and urbanization. The national park conserves and preserves cultural and natural sites. It exhibits around nine hundred species of plants and over hundred species of wildlife including, the sixty centimeters eyed lizard which is the largest lizard of Europe, two meter Montpellier Snake which is the longest snake and many other wild scary animals.
Palais Longchamp is a monument which is situated in the fourth arrondissement of Marseille. It is one of notable Gardens of France entitled by French Ministry of Culture. This park is consists of three sections. The east section is known as “Musee des Beaux Arts”. The center area is the “Chateau D'eau”. And the west area is called “Museum D Histoire Naturelle”. Palais Longchamp is the great tourist attraction in Marseille.
Notre-Dame de la Grade is a basilica for Catholic Christians. It is the city landmark comprises a lower and upper church. The lower church is carved on the rock in the Romanesque style while the upper church is in Neo-Byzantine style. The top of the building consists of an idol, Madonna, and Child, which is made up of copper. It is a famous place to visit in Marseille.
Opened in the year 2013, the museum was entitled as European Capital of Culture. The museum exhibits the art, painting, craftwork, and ceramics of European and Mediterranean Civilization. It consists of an extensive range of textiles, jewelry, coins and stamps of early ages. The visiting time of the museum starts from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm in all the working days except Tuesday.
The Old Port of Marseille is a yacht marina which is world-famous for its luxurious hotels with stylish ambiance, sea facing cafes and restaurants serving delicious seafood and other cuisines. The nightlife of the port is the main center of attraction. The southern part of the port consists of the oldest church “St. Victor's Abbey”. The other attraction is the “Roman Dock Museum” which exhibits ancient artifacts.
The oldest quarter of Marseille is Le Panier Neighborhood. It is the market area of the city embellished with craft and gift shops, cafeterias, and artistic items. Le Panier is a popular place to hang out with family and friends. The spot is the gathering point for locals and tourists as well.
Marseille is the second largest city in France with an estimated population of one million. Being the center of trading and commerce, it is considered as an important city. The city is at the top of the bucket list of globe-trotters. It has many theatres and art galleries along with historical sites. The city is different from other French cities. A unique blend of culture, art, and tradition can be seen here.
How to Get Tickets?
You can purchase the tickets for destination spots through this website.
How To Get Around?
Marseille offers multitudinous means to explore the city. You can travel by taxis, ferries, hired vehicles or public transits. Taxis are easily available in Marseille but are quite expensive. Ferry boats are available at Old Port and Town Hall. If you want to explore the beauty of the city then boating is the best option to choose. Moreover, cycling around the city is another way to explore its beauty. You can also hire cars and tuk-tuk which have the seating capacity of three people. Public transport is considered the best, convenient and economical way to get around. Marseille has two kinds of metros well connected across the city; Tramways and Subways which are easily accessible.
What Should I Wear?
Prefer to dress in a high fashion sense as Marseille is the city in the fashion capital of the world. You can wear short dresses with stylish accessories. You can also carry short denim and trousers with the tank top. Having leggings and tees will offer you leisure in the summer afternoons. You may carry foulards and light and stylish tunics. Ballet flats and sandals are the good options for footwear. Sunglasses are recommendable in Marseille as it is a sunny city.
Best Time to Visit
The sunniest city of France in Marseille. The months of June and July are the best time to visit this city.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. Guide is not needed as this website will help you throughout your tour.
How To Get There?
Marseille is a famous tourist gateway of France. It offers all the means to travel to the city. You can reach Marseille by plane, train, bus, car, and boat. The city well connected to other main cities of the world. You can book the tickets for the flight to Marseille Provence International Airport which is thirty kilometers away from the main city. TGV Lines of Marseille St. Charles Train Station is connected with the other French cities. Euro lines directly connect the city with other European Countries. This bus station is next to the railway station. You can travel by car as it is comfortable and the fastest mode to travel but it is quite expensive. Marseille enjoys a privileged location which offers a direct ferry tour on cruise, ship, and boat.