Marseilles Travel Info
Take your cue from the many great French artists and explore the beautiful city of Marseilles. Make an online holiday booking for Marseilles with Direct Flights!
Though a touch smaller in size than Paris, Marseilles (also referred to as Marseille) is far outweighs the capital as the quintessential French city to be inspired in. Founded in 600 B.C., Marseilles is the oldest city in France. Its amazing harbour, composed of centuries-old ports and superb beaches, has drawn many holiday travellers to its shores. For the freshest catches of the day, walk along the picturesque docks of Vieux Port or just sample the famous Marseilles fish stew, bouillabaisse in one of the many restaurants on the city’s quayside docks.
There is no shortage of great eats in Marseilles. Wander down the famous Canebiére avenue or Escale Borely for great North African restaurants. For another Marseilles specialty, stop by Four des Navettes, a bakery known for dry biscuits called “Navettes.” While in the city centre, make a stop at Le Cours Julien and La Plaine (Place Jean Jaurés), where there is a plenitude of trendy bookstores, cafes, and boutiques. There is also heaps of cheap accommodation in the Marseilles city centre. Whether you want to stay in a hostel, hotel or guesthouse, book with Direct Flights for the best accommodation rates.
Marseilles is surrounded by many small villages called quartiers. Hire a car and drive down to one of these quaint towns and discover the inspiration behind the paintings of famous French artist, Cézanne. Highly recommended is the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, a centuries-old church with intricate mosaics and coloured walls. Book a car to tour Marseilles with through Direct Flights. Direct Flights offers discount car hire rates for all online bookings.
When travelling around France, make sure to visit the picturesque city of Marseilles. Book a holiday to Marseilles with Direct Flights and get access to the most affordable online travel rates. Include your booking for discount accommodation with your airfare and save heaps more with Direct Flights!