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Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) is where you'll disembark once arriving but how to snag the cheapest flights to Marseille? Easy. Because low cost airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet and Germanwings fly from London.
Most visitors plan their holidays in Marseille for summer to enjoy the Mediterranean climate. The cheapest flights however are found during low season, from autumn to spring.
Direct flights to Marseille take just under 2 hours from London.
Prepare to be immersed in traditions both old and new with music, theatre and art in Marseille, France. Many visitors book cheap flights to Marseille to experience its many music, art and film festivals. Indulging in the best of French cuisine and fine wines, it is a perfect place to spend a summer holiday for even a springtime city jaunt.
Old Port: Vieux Port, also called Old Port in English, is where most travellers start their tour of Marseille. As one of Europe's oldest cities you can be sure there is a lot to discover in this French city. Watch for the fishermen selling their daily catch at the auction, it's a sight you're not likely to find anywhere else.
Chateau d'If: Chateau d'If was built on a small island just off the coast more as a defensive fort but later if was used as a prison. Do you know which book made it famous? That's right! The Comte de Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. You can catch a boat from the Vieux Port to the island.
Calanques: Marseille is a pretty city but no trip here is complete without getting out of the city's limits. Rent a car and drive to the Calanques, a series of fjords near Cassis, just to the south of Marseille.
Find more information on Marseille Tourism Board.
There are many hotels in Marseille, some spectacular, some not. The cheapest hotels are located for the most part in the downtown area. Most 4 and 5 star hotels will offer sea views. Try to search for something mid-range in the Old Port area.
With the new direct Eurostar line open, from London to Marseille and Lyon, we take a look at which is better for the trip: train or plane?
Travel and culture are inseparable. After Tallinn and Turku in 2011, Guimarães and Maribor in 2012, it’s time to pass the Cultural Capital torch on to the next two cities. The honour falls on France’s Marseille in Provence and Kosice in Slovakia. A day in the celebrations of Marseille 100 million Euros have been spent … Continued
Southern France will have a new national park by 2012 which will include most of the region's precious calanques and the surrounding maritime environment. With 2 million tourists a year visiting, it's about time the area was protected to preserve it for the future.