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Flying to Marseilles

The capital of sunny Provence

Mediterranean maritime climate

15 degrees

1 hour and 50 minutes

Summers are hot and dry in Marseille, but plane trees and palm trees provide a cool respite. Thanks to the mistral, the sky is as blue as the Mediterranean Sea itself. Welcome to Marseille, capital of sunny Provence.

Places to visit in Marseille

Notre Dame de la Garde is an architectural masterpiece that rises high above the city. Mary and baby Jesus look down from its top over the city of Marseille. Further into the city you will find the Cathédrale de la Major. The initial structure was built in the 12th century and was expanded centuries later and then demolished again. A small part of the original building has been preserved, but the new cathedral is in Romanesque-Byzantine neo-style. The most trendy and lively district of Marseille is Le Panier. The narrow and vibrant streets adorned with traditional old homes are attracting more people every year. Vieille Charité was built at the end of the 17th century to provide shelter for orphans and the homeless. Today, the building is a venue for fascinating scientific and cultural events and is home to the Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

Discover Marseille

The port is the main gateway to the city of Marseille. Back in the 17th century, the fortresses of Saint-Jean and Saint-Nicolas were built to protect the city from invaders. The harbour district is now filled with bars and clubs that never seem to close. Cours Julien and Prado Beach are also hotspots for going out. The dish Marseille is known most for is bouillabaisse. This fish stew is prepared with a mix of different fish that cooked slowly and served with fish soup (cooking liquid) and croutons. Bouillabaisse was traditionally a meal for the poor using fish scraps. This would be unthinkable today, a travesty even, as the local chefs have turned bouillabaisse into their crown jewel.

Practical information for your trip to Marseille

  • The water in France is safe to drink. Nevertheless, many people tend to drink bottled water because the tap water contains a lot of chlorine.

  • The compact centre of Marseille is easy to explore on foot. The public transport is also very practical; you can easily take the metro, tram or bus

  • You don't need a travel adapter in France

  • The emergency number in France is the same as in the Netherlands: 112

  • You pay for everything in France with euros

Pictures of Marseille

Cathedrale de la Major in Marseille

Spectacular Calanques D-En-Vau in Cassis

Port in Marseille

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Marseille

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Marseille in France with Ryanair.

Fly with this airline to Marseille

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