Marseille (Provence), France Cruises

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Marseille (Provence), France overview

The most populated city in France after Paris, Marseille has all the sights and sounds of a Mediterranean melting pot, which it has been ever since the Phocaean Greeks invaded around 600 B.C. Its industrial docks rub shoulders with the picturesque old harbor, the Vieux Port, founded by the Greeks 2,600 years ago. Packed with colorful fishing boats and yachts, the Vieux Port is the heart of Marseille.

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Private Avignon and Aix-En-Provence

Private Avignon and Aix-En-Provence

$53/Adult

Your private guide will greet you at the harbor and take you to Avignon for a guided tour of this ci...

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Guided E-Scooter Tour of Marseille's City Center with Taste - 3 Hours

Guided E-Scooter Tour of Marseille's City Center with Taste - 3 Hours

$60/Adult

Catch a different perspective of Marseille aboard an e-scooter to see historic sites like the La Maj...

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Avignon and Wine

Avignon and Wine

$192/Adult

Avignon and WineContinuously inhabited since the Stone Age, the city of Avignon became a refuge for...

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Private Cassis, Bandol and Le Castellet Full Day Tour

Private Cassis, Bandol and Le Castellet Full Day Tour

$106/Adult

Private Cassis, Bandol and Le Castellet Full Day TourTour Cassis, Bandol, and Le Castellet with a pr...

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Marseille (Provence), France expert cruise advice

8 Best Things to Do in Marseille

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577 Marseille (Provence), France Port Reviews

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by Elle133

This is the most inconvenient port. We docked at Terminal A (very far from the city). There's a 1.5km green walkway to the free shuttle stop (to La Joliette - city centre). Walk across the road to the Metro station. We took the free shuttle bus back but it departed only at 4.15pm. So everyone on the bus was late for the 4.30pm all aboard time, making us run for the ship. On hindsight, I would rather take the MSC shuttle (EUR15.90) right in front of the terminal to Marseille town. Rather than walk the 1.5km, then take free shuttle, then metro. Such a waste of time and energy. The 1.5km walk to and fro was just too much. Not recommended for the elderly.

Visited: Dec 18, 2017

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by simah

don't bother with the extortionate cruise bus ticket to the city. Follow the green line and get the free shuttle bus. You can spend the day at the harbour, we went to a big shopping mall and also previously got a 3 wheel car - Masilliacar and toured the city.

Visited: Aug 04, 2019

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