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The second largest city in France, Marseille is a cultural and historic center with a busy calendar of events all year round. With large stone buildings set around a serene harbor, the city has a dramatic skyline and is full of classic examples of different types of architecture from several centuries. There are world-class restaurants, endless shopping options, and memorable sightseeing opportunities available around the city which overlooks the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Things to see

The elaborate Palais Longchamps monument is made of large white rocks, with pillars, statues, and intricate carvings set around an elaborate fountain with tumbling manmade waterfalls. Within this dramatic structure you'll find the city's natural history and beaux-arts museums, with grand staircases and archways to be found on the inside. Also standing out from the skyline is the Marseille Cathedral, mostly built in the 19th century Byzantine-Roman style with white and grey bricks forming tall spires, there are still remnants of the original 12th century building. Take a tour inside and you'll see high ceilings decorated with gold leaf details, dramatic arches, and domes letting the sunlight stream in. There's also beautiful contemporary architecture around Marseille such as the bright and airy MuCEM - Museum of Civilizations in Europe and the Mediterranean. Sat on the shores of the Mediterranean; it has been designed to give breathtaking sea views and to let the sunshine in, and there are many different cultural and artistic exhibitions that allow you to learn about this unique area and its history.

Hotels in Marseille

The elaborate Palais Longchamps monument is made of large white rocks, with pillars, statues, and intricate carvings set around an elaborate fountain with tumbling manmade waterfalls. Within this dramatic structure you'll find the city's natural history and beaux-arts museums, with grand staircases and archways to be found on the inside. Also standing out from the skyline is the Marseille Cathedral, mostly built in the 19th century Byzantine-Roman style with white and grey bricks forming tall spires, there are still remnants of the original 12th century building. Take a tour inside and you'll see high ceilings decorated with gold leaf details, dramatic arches, and domes letting the sunlight stream in. There's also beautiful contemporary architecture around Marseille such as the bright and airy MuCEM - Museum of Civilizations in Europe and the Mediterranean. Sat on the shores of the Mediterranean; it has been designed to give breathtaking sea views and to let the sunshine in, and there are many different cultural and artistic exhibitions that allow you to learn about this unique area and its history.

Where to stay

Vieux Port is set around the pretty Marseille Harbor, and you'll see both ferries and smaller boats coming in to dock on a regular basis. Overlooking the harbor you'll find many hotels, restaurants, and cafés with colorful awnings, allowing you to sit in the shade and watch people walking by. Around this area there are some of the oldest buildings in Marseille, with churches, theaters, and monuments built in sandy colored stone. La Joliette on the 2nd arrondissement is set around a town square, with lots of grand, multistory buildings, and here you'll find the cathedral, as well as many interesting churches that give the area a unique skyline.

How to get to Marseille

Marseille Provence Airport is about 15 miles north of the city center, with regular domestic flights to Paris, as well as services to other major European cities. There's a regular train service to the center of Marseille which takes just under 20 minutes, as well as trains and shuttle buses to many of the surrounding towns and ski resorts. Services run from Marseille St-Charles Station which can be recognized by its large stone steps, and you can catch the fast intercity TGV services, as well as smaller regional SNCF lines from this stop.

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