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Beaches

Live your best beach life in Marseille on one of these top beaches

6 min readPublished 2 days ago

As every self-respecting Marseillais will proudly tell you, there's no need to leave the city to find powder-soft golden sand.

Calanques of Marseille in France - stock photo
The cliffs of the Calanques are a natural wonder nestled near Marseille, France
State Parks

Sunset cocktails, seaside strolls and cinematic châteaux: Marseille’s best parks

6 min readPublished May 6, 2022

Amid the grit and glamour of this Mediterranean port city, delightful green spaces beckon.

Marseille, France – August 07, 2017: Sailors Monument and Palais du Pharo in Parc du Pharo, Marseille, France, on a summer evening.
Destination Practicalities

Smooth sailing in Marseille: how to get around the busy port city

7 min readPublished May 5, 2022

Marseille’s reputation as a frenetic, fast-paced port city is not unwarranted, but the best way to get around is often by foot.

Group of people catching the sunset at Vallon des Auff es, a mini fishing port once home to many Italian and Spanish immigrants.
Destination Practicalities

17 things to know before heading to Marseille: top tips, etiquette, and keeping safe

7 min readPublished May 4, 2022

Contemporary Marseille is the place to be right now. From health and saftey to etiquette, here’s what you need to know to get the best out of your visit.

Children holding hands in front of a ferris wheel. Childhood, Poetry, Fisheye, Marseille, Provence, France
Destination Practicalities

The best times to visit Marseille, from summer parties to winter sightseeing

6 min readPublished May 2, 2022

Marseille will enthral you - whether you're visiting in the outdoorsy summer months or joining in the many festivals held in autumn and winter.

Small fishing harbor Vallon des Auffes with traditional picturesque houses and boats, Marseilles, France