Paris may be France's most popular tourist destination, but the often overlooked Marseille is a truly great port city which has plenty to offer, too. The second-largest city in the country, Marseille is located in the south of France along the Mediterranean coast - guaranteeing good weather throughout the year. Start your trip by booking your flights to Marseille and your Marseille car rentals, and get ready to see the delights of this one-time European capital of culture.
Driving in and around Marseille
The distance between Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) and the city center is roughly 20 miles, about a half-hour drive. It would be a good idea to rent a car in Marseille so then you can enjoy all of its sights. When you're in Marseille, you won't want to miss any of the architectural treasures or natural wonders on offer. Prepare to be awed by the beautiful structures at Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, the Musee des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee, and the Cathédrale de la Major. To enjoy the natural Mediterranean beauty, take a tour of the Parc National des Calanques. Palais Longchamp, Fort Saint-Jean, and Calanque de Morgiou should also appear on your must-see list, too. Need more options? Try taking a bike tour or guided sightseeing tour, go for a swim at the Vallon des Auffes or see a show at Les Randonnées Théâtrale Marcel Pagnol.
Marseille is a beautiful city which provides both a interesting cultural experience and a great place for a vacation. Rental cars in Marseille should definitely be part of your total vacation package with Travelocity. You'll be protected by the Travelocity Price Guarantee. If you manage to find a lower price for Marseille hotels elsewhere, we will not only match it, but also refund the difference as well.