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Marseille is the prefecture of the French department of Bouches-du-Rhône and capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Situated in the provenance of southern France, it is located on the coast of the Gulf of Lion, part of the Mediterranean Sea, near the mouth of the Rhône river. Its occupants are called Marseillais. Marseille is the second most populous city in France, with 870,321 inhabitants in 2020 (Jan. census) over a municipal territory of 241 km2 (93 sq mi).

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Charming Landmarks

  • Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
  • Parc National des Calanques
  • Le Vieux Port
  • The Panier
  • Randonnées théâtrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands
  • Cathedrale de la Major
  • Château d'If
  • Palais Longchamp
  • Vallon des Auffes
  • Abbaye Saint Victor
  • Orange Velodrome
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Important tips when visiting Marseille

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In Marseille, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 84°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 90°F. Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Marseille for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Activities and Entertainment

Calanques Trilogy Electric Bike Tour from Marseille, Marseille Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour of Marseille, Private Custom Tour with a Local Guide Marseilles, Marseille Grand E-Bike Tour : "le tour du Fada", Marseille Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience, Guided kayak excursion in creeks, Marseille Small Group Segway Tour, Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques from Marseille.

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