Marseille is the star of European culture in 2013, being elected the European Capital of Culture. Marseille is the place where guests will be greeted with a wide range of special cultural events and hundreds of stories about the past of one of the largest ports in Europe. Because the whole region of Provence is truly impressive, Marseille's cultural status is reflected on all major cities in Provence.
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Being the second largest city in France, Marseille has a lot to give to those who decide to visit. The city fascinates with the diversity of cultures and an incredible history that charms everyone who briefly stops to listen. Marseille knows how to tell a story, so you just need to learn how to listen.
To help you find its mysteries, the Top Deals Hotel team made a comprehensive guide of the city, in which you will find all the details you need for a pleasant stay that will make you enjoy good memories and new knowledge.
Learn what's new this year by reading the chapter dedicated to Marseille-Provence 2013 events. You will find which new museums will be open this year, what interesting exhibitions are worth your visit and what events are taking place both in Marseille and Provence region.
Marseille is an amazing city regardless of the period you decide to visit, but 2013 will be truly spectacular.
Marseille - History Files
Discover the story of Marseille and find out how it got to be one of the largest port-cities in Europe.
Facts about Marseille
Find out some general information about Marseille.
When to Visit Marseille
Marseille enjoys a Mediterranean climate and, consequently, long summers and mild winters. It is true, the mistral winds may annoy you, but before starting to discover the charm of the city. From that point on, the weather will just not matter.
Annual Calendar of Events
Do not miss any of the most important events taking place in Marseille by checking the yearly calendar of events. Discover which events are to your liking and book your tickets.
Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture
Learn what cultural news brings 2013.
Getting There and Around
The Top Deals Hotel team wrote a whole chapter on means of public transport in the city, so you do not waste time looking for the most convenient ways to get to your destination. You will find everything about the means of transportation and their routes. Moreover, all of the city's attractions are described with additions related to means of public transport that can get you there in the shortest time possible.
Useful Phone Numbers
Write down useful telephone numbers in case of emergencies, but make sure using them will never be the case.
Discover locations where you can find tourist information offices to receive the latest travel information.
Good to Know
The "Good to know" section welcomes you with details about the documents, money, post offices, banks, useful details for your trip.
Learn what are the main districts of the city and what attractions each has to offer.
Discover where you can capture the most beautiful landscapes. Find out all about Frioul Islands, If Castle and the fabulous Les Calanques.
Parks and Gardens
Marseille enjoys many green oases. Learn where they are hidden and choose your favourite places.
Discover museum locations in Marseille.
Historical Buildings and Monuments
Learn about the history of amazing buildings in the city.
Churches and Monasteries
Learn about the impressive Notre Dame de la Garde and the beautiful monastery of St. Victor, as well as many other locations housing holy places.
Marseille City Pass
Read more about Marseille City Pass and learn how to save money during your visit to Marseille.
Find the hidden beaches in Marseille and what sports you can practice during your stay.
Adventure and Amusement Parks
Our team found some of the most unique parks, ideal for spending the day outdoors with your loved ones.
Trips from Marseille
If you have more time at your disposal, you can choose to book a seat on one of the tours that are organized in the city or outside Marseille. Provence is a region so rich in beauty, that it would be a shame not to discover. If you are in town in late June - early July, you are in luck. You will be able to enjoy the scent of lavender fields.
Benefit from our recommendations regarding hotels in Marseille. They concern every type of budget, so you will not have any problem in choosing the right hotel to your preferences.
The guide recommends the best restaurants in town. You will be able to locate the restaurant you like, wherever you find yourselves in Marseille.
Find out what bars and clubs welcome you with an atmosphere to your liking.
You cannot leave Marseille without having to buy an authentic Marseille soap and lavender scented souvenirs. Learn more about the city's traditional stores and fairs that take place here every week.