Marseille

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Marseille, the oldest city of France

About France


Getting there You can get to Marseille from Barcelona, Brussels and Paris CDG Airport. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:05 HK$230
From Nice 02:32 HK$211
From Frankfurt 07:45 HK$451
From Barcelona 04:32 HK$451
From Brussels 05:06 HK$818
From Paris Cdg Airport 03:45 HK$368
From Avignon 00:29 HK$129
From Geneva 03:37 HK$506
From Lyon 01:38 HK$184
From Basel 05:18 HK$791
From Bordeaux 05:40 HK$184
From Toulouse 03:33 HK$184
From Montpellier 01:30 HK$138
From Dijon 03:21 HK$184
From Luxembourg 11:04 HK$938
From Lille 04:43 HK$542
From Rennes 06:15 HK$340
From Aix En Provence Tgv 00:11 HK$83
From Strasbourg 05:17 HK$184
From Rouen 05:31 HK$1,030
From Mannheim 07:06 HK$542
From Mulhouse 04:40 HK$184
From Karlsruhe 06:33 HK$451
From Vienne 03:14 HK$414
From Marne La Vallee 03:33 HK$276
From Bellegarde 03:05 HK$230
From Bourg En Bresse 02:38 HK$460
From Veynes 02:36 HK$285
From Narbonne 02:38 HK$138
From Chalon Sur Saone 02:48 HK$267
From Perpignan 03:06 HK$248
From Gap 02:59 HK$313
From Carcassonne 03:08 HK$138
From Montauban 04:22 HK$368
From Laval 05:32 HK$726
From Agen 05:00 HK$331
From St Pierre Des Corps 04:47 HK$377
From Marmande 05:33 HK$451
From Angers 05:40 HK$708
From Le Havre 06:26 HK$1,030
From Nantes 06:18 HK$469
From Nancy 06:00 HK$331
From Colmar 04:46 HK$910
From Le Mans 04:44 HK$726
From Argeles Sur Mer 04:08 HK$451
From Montdauphin Guill 03:56 HK$368
From Massy 03:49 HK$671
From Collioure 04:14 HK$460
From Belfort 04:17 HK$184
From Briancon 04:24 HK$395
From Metz 06:41 HK$625
From Besançon 03:48 HK$303
From Agde 02:29 HK$313
From Martigues 00:51 HK$83
From Meyrargues 00:51 HK$101
From Ollioules Sanary 00:45 HK$92
From Toulon 00:43 HK$92
From Arles 00:43 HK$120
From Salon 00:53 HK$101
From Port De Bouc 00:58 HK$83
From La Garde 01:02 HK$120
From Valence 01:00 HK$138
From Pertuis 01:00 HK$110
From Tarascon Sur Rhon 00:59 HK$156
From Bandol 00:39 HK$83
From Carry Le Rouet 00:34 HK$83
From Cassis 00:19 HK$83
From Simiane 00:16 HK$83
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 00:15 HK$83
From Aubagne 00:11 HK$83
From Rognac 00:21 HK$83
From Niolon 00:23 HK$83
From St Cyr Les Lecques 00:32 HK$83
From Miramas 00:30 HK$83
From Aix-en-provence 00:30 HK$83
From La Ciotat 00:26 HK$83
From Nimes 01:02 HK$138
From Senas 01:04 HK$120
From Frejus (localite) 01:39 HK$230
From Bollene La Croisiere 01:40 HK$248
From St Raphael 01:36 HK$156
From Gadagne 01:29 HK$156
From Orange 01:27 HK$221
From Sete 01:58 HK$193
From Cannes 02:01 HK$221
From Beziers 02:21 HK$221
From Antibes 02:13 HK$230
From Laragne 02:08 HK$257
From Montelimar 02:02 HK$276
From La Brillanne Orai 01:26 HK$184
From Le Thor 01:25 HK$156
From Hyeres 01:10 HK$120
From Orgon 01:09 HK$129
From Carnoules 01:06 HK$147
From Macon 02:25 HK$726
From Istres 01:11 HK$101
From Lisle Fontaine D 01:20 HK$147
From Cavaillon 01:13 HK$138
From Les Arcs 01:20 HK$156
From Manosque Greoux Lb 01:14 HK$156
From Versailles 04:10 HK$965
From Mantes Jolie 04:43 HK$837
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 04:17 HK$184


Getting around From Marseille, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Aix En Provence Tgv 00:17 HK$83
To Niolon 00:23 HK$83
To Aubagne 00:25 HK$83
To Cassis 00:27 HK$83
To Simiane 00:29 HK$83
To La Ciotat 00:34 HK$83
To Gardanne 00:34 HK$83
To Carry Le Rouet 00:34 HK$83
To St Cyr Les Lecques 00:40 HK$83
To Aix-en-provence 00:44 HK$83
To Bandol 00:46 HK$83
To Ollioules Sanary 00:52 HK$92
To Martigues 00:54 HK$83
To Port De Bouc 00:59 HK$83
To Meyrargues 01:04 HK$101
To Toulon 01:04 HK$92
To Carnoules 01:06 HK$156
To Istres 01:16 HK$101
To St Raphael 01:41 HK$156
To Cannes 02:07 HK$221
To Avignon 02:16 HK$129
To Les Arcs 02:21 HK$138
To Nice 02:43 HK$211
To Tarascon Sur Rhon 02:46 HK$147
To Gadagne 02:57 HK$156
To Le Thor 03:08 HK$156
To Frejus (localite) 03:10 HK$193
To Antibes 03:11 HK$184
To Salon 03:12 HK$101
To Pertuis 03:14 HK$110
To La Garde 03:24 HK$110
To Paris 03:25 HK$230
To Valence 03:38 HK$138
To Hyeres 03:38 HK$110
To Sete 03:39 HK$193
To Manosque Greoux Lb 03:46 HK$156
To Cavaillon 03:50 HK$138
To Orgon 03:56 HK$129
To La Brillanne Orai 03:57 HK$184
To Lyon 03:58 HK$184
To Senas 04:01 HK$120
To Versailles 04:11 HK$671
To Miramas 04:16 HK$83
To Arles 04:17 HK$120
To Nimes 04:22 HK$138
To Sisteron 04:23 HK$221
To Ales 04:28 HK$184
To Laragne 04:40 HK$257
To Lunel 04:41 HK$165
To Agde 04:51 HK$221
To Montpellier 04:52 HK$138
To Macon 04:57 HK$303
To Orange 05:01 HK$184
To Beziers 05:03 HK$211
To Veynes 05:08 HK$285
To Bollene La Croisiere 05:12 HK$248
To Rognac 05:21 HK$83
To Vienne 05:22 HK$405
To Bourg En Bresse 05:24 HK$294
To Besançon 05:25 HK$184
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 05:26 HK$83
To Chalon Sur Saone 05:30 HK$386
To Castelnaudary 05:34 HK$313
To Montelimar 05:34 HK$211
To Gap 05:42 HK$313
To Lyon St Exupery Airport 05:48 HK$405
To Narbonne 06:02 HK$138
To Montdauphin Guill 06:05 HK$368
To Toulouse 06:06 HK$184
To Perpignan 06:08 HK$239
To Collioure 06:12 HK$460
To Dijon 06:13 HK$230
To Carcassonne 06:14 HK$138
To L'argentiere L. Bess 06:19 HK$395
To Baden Baden 06:23 HK$542
To Bellegarde 06:26 HK$395
To Briancon 06:34 HK$395
To Barcelona 06:34 HK$873
To Marne La Vallee 06:44 HK$340
To Karlsruhe 06:47 HK$359
To Le Mans 06:48 HK$892
To Montauban 06:48 HK$276
To Argeles Sur Mer 06:55 HK$331
To Paris Cdg Airport 06:57 HK$276
To Lille 07:18 HK$451
To Mannheim 07:19 HK$359
To Mantes Jolie 07:22 HK$717
To Agen 07:25 HK$184
To Massy 07:29 HK$791
To Laroche 07:54 HK$552
To Marmande 07:56 HK$441
To Frankfurt 07:59 HK$359
To Bordeaux 08:11 HK$184
To Rouen 08:14 HK$460
To Geneva 08:18 HK$460
To Clermont Ferrand 08:18 HK$395
To Rennes 08:27 HK$322
To Madrid 08:35 HK$1,296
To Brussels 08:37 HK$542
To Le Havre 09:08 HK$506
To Laval 09:18 HK$883
To Amsterdam 09:28 HK$1,057
To Mulhouse 09:29 HK$184
To Belfort 09:50 HK$414
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 09:50 HK$423
To Nancy 10:23 HK$405
To Bayonne 10:27 HK$552
To Biarritz 10:38 HK$680
To Hendaye 10:47 HK$680
To La Rochelle 10:47 HK$965
To St Pierre Des Corps 10:49 HK$368
To Angers 11:31 HK$524
To Luxembourg 11:33 HK$405
To La Roche Sur Yon 12:01 HK$809
To Colmar 12:02 HK$359
To Basel 12:07 HK$478
To Nantes 12:14 HK$662
To Metz 12:31 HK$625
To Strasbourg 12:37 HK$184

While you're there

Marseille, the capital of Provence region

Marseille is the oldest French city and the second most important city in France after Paris. Marseille is located on the southeast coast of France in the Provence region. The city is known for its harbour, sunny climate and beautiful coastline. The natural beauty of Marseille is reflected by its parks and calanques. This explains why Marseille has retained a particular village feel. From the historic Panier district to the Romanesque churches, the city is full of treasures. The famous Notre Dame de la Garde, which overlooks the city from the top of a hill, is not be missed.


Any visit to Marseille should start with the Notre Dame de la Garde. You will be able to admire the extend of this magnificent French city. Afterward head to the Abbey of Saint Victor to see its fortified tower, then go the Old Port and relax on the sunny terraces watching the fishing boats. While you are in the Old Port, go to the fish market and have a look at the variety of fish. The Old Port is just in front of the Panier district (Old Marseille). This was where the Greeks first laid the foundations of the city some 2,600 years back. Discover the city hall, museums, the Place du Moulin and the Accoules church. On the next day head to the Corniche and admire the beautiful beaches at its foot.

One word – Bouillabaisse! Try this local speciality, a fish-based stew served with garlic and saffron sauce. The Panier area is a great place to enjoy a glass of Provençal rosé on a terrace before heading to Rue La Maronnaise for cocktails at a beachside bar.

The city centre is filled with shopping areas. You can go to Paradis, Grignan, Montgrand and Sainte street, which are semi pedestrian streets. Trendy shops are in Saint-Ferreol street. Le Cours Julien and Place Jean Jaurès are great places to pick up some interesting books, visit the colourful markets while you’re there.


Marseille Tourist Office
4, La Canebière, 13001 Marseille
Tel: +33 (0) 826 500 500

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Marseille can be found.


Marseille railway station(s)

Marseille Saint Charles Train Station

Marseille Saint Charles Train Station

Address: Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains (Téoz)
Services:
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Luggage storage, Bank and Currency Exchange, Lockers, Police office and SOS Voyageurs, Travellers’ Aid facility, Air-conditioned waiting room, Tourist Information Point, Assistance for disabled persons, Car Parking, Toilets, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Main cities in France


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Customer reviews

  • "Delay 2 hrs Trip to Marseille"    
    We had been delayed for 2 hours from Paris to Marseille due to bad weather. SNFC compensated us a supplement box which contains some food.  
  • "Sladjana"    
    It was my first time to travel by TGV and my experience was more than expected. Right on time, however with a short delay on return (the train was 30 min late), but disregarding this fact it was very convenient and pleasant.  
  • "Travelling France via Rail"    
    It was a pleasant journey in general. We appreciated the speed of the train. Yet, we hope the hygiene of the toilets could be improved. On our journey from Marseilles to Bordeaux, all the toilets on the train was extremely filthy. It was a long journey and we needed to go to toilet quite often. Thanks for reading my review. Carol  
  • "thank you"    
    thank you very much for this opporinuty staff was really help full but there could be meal service ( a selection or the menu back of the seats ) instead of us going to the restaurant.  
  • "Great way to travel"    
    Absolutely tops for comfort, convenience and value for money. We got a great fare by booking in advance. We thoroughly enjoyed the high-speed parts of the journey - it was great to be kept informed by the cabin monitor of the high speeds we were achieving. Our 'picnic' bags were fresh and tasty, and we enjoyed the drinks options. We arrived rested and relaxed.  
  • "Marseille to Gare De Lyon "    
    It will be good if the announcement can be in English in addition to the French like in most Airline.  
  • "Good in general"    
    Fast, convenient, but getting old. It is time to renew.  
  • "Segment 1"    
    Very good scheduling  
  • "tgv experience"    
    The only drawback i can say is that for a traveller with heavy luggages, it is difficult to carry them upstairs . It is better if there will be easier way to lift the luggages at the upper deck.  
  • "so not tgv LOL"    
    We expected the air condition comfort of tgv, and got RER _ we made the most of it with the great family atmosphere and chatting to everyone in our compartment - it was hot though - that is life!!  
  • "Paris to Marseille TGV"    
    Online booking was fast and hassle-free. Train staff were very helpful and friendly. Easy, on-time, clean, train travel from Paris to Marseille. Would definitely recommend to others.  
  • "Wonderful experitnce"    
    We went to Marseille from Paris by TGV train. We enjoyed the experience on the train.  
  • "pretty good"    
    got us to Marseille pretty quick. no complaints  
  • "Great trip"    
    TGV was great comfy and fast! Recommend first class. Would use raileurope again made the trip much easier having all sorted before we left.  
  • "satisfied"    
    Convenient, comfortable, mild prices when buying in advance (3 months). However, was very surprised, when revealed a lot of first class seats, while I was suggested only 2nd class, thus, more expensive tickets. The only complain- the web site was not user friendly- was forced to contact hot line to purchase the tickets and later to print them (the tickets were sent to my email)  
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