As one of the oldest cities and largest ports in France, there are many reasons so many people book tickets to Marseille each year. The city offers a number of historical sites and is a popular hub connecting to other popular French cities such as Cannes and Nice. Travel to Marseille and discover the attractions of this iconic French city for yourself.
Just north of the ‘Cathédrale de la Major’ you’ll find the Joliette Docks, once the center of the city’s prosperity. The city contains two historic forts: Fort Saint Jean and Fort Saint Nicolas. The Marseille City Hall is a remarkable example of 17th-century architecture. Early risers can visit the city’s Old Port and see the daily outdoor fish market, then dine on fresh seafood at a nearby restaurant.
Look to the outskirts of town if you are searching for cheap hotels in Marseille, as the inner city can be quite luxurious. The city enjoys a typical warm Mediterranean climate, with temperatures peaking in July. Fly to Marseille in the spring to find flight deals and explore the city’s museums with fewer crowds. Popular museums include the Roman Docks and the Maritime Museum.