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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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A Taste of Marseille

A Taste of Marseille

$114/Adult

A Taste of MarseilleMarseille’s historic Old Port dates to 600 BC when it was used by the Greeks and...

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Private Baux de Provence, Arles and Carrieres de Lumiere Full Day Tour

Private Baux de Provence, Arles and Carrieres de Lumiere Full Day Tour

$106/Adult

Private Baux de Provence, Arles and Carrieres de Lumiere Full Day TourIf you're looking for a compre...

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Private Aix En Provence Introduction by Bus

Private Aix En Provence Introduction by Bus

$40/Adult

Private Aix En Provence Introduction by BusAfter meeting your driver/guide on the pier in Marseille,...

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Private Guided E-Bike Tour of Marseille Seafront and Calanques National Park Exploration

Private Guided E-Bike Tour of Marseille Seafront and Calanques National Park Exploration

$65.5/Adult

See Marseille from a different point of view aboard an e-bike as you zig zag through the small villa...

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Marseille (Provence), France expert cruise advice

8 Best Things to Do in Marseille

Welcome to the gateway to Provence — and North Africa. Here, the trendy Cours Julien district is redefining Southeast France’s largest commercial port.

The 6 Most Annoying Things About Cruising

Here are some of our biggest pet peeves about cruises — and the lines that have brilliantly resolved these issues, making the sea a better place to vacation.

Couple eating gelato in Europe

5 Great Ice Cream Shops in the Mediterranean

Not sure where to go for great gelato, ice cream, and frozen treats? We scoured the Western Mediterranean ports to find fantastic choices for your next cruise.

5 Post-Cruise Crafts

We’ve got the answers to what to do with maps, postcards, change, even tickets. Some of these projects require skill, while others are suitable for anyone.

5 Ways to Score a Deal on a Last-Minute Cruise

We rounded up the best ways to watch the Internet for discounts that could inspire you to book your next sailing.

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578 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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