Set off for Marseille, the City by the Med
Marseille, the second largest city in France, extends a warm welcome to holiday-makers, weekend visitors or business travellers alike. Head off to the sunny south, and explore the “calanques” or rocky coves, go hiking, or take to scuba-diving…! A wide range of activities are on offer.
You can fly direct to Marseille every day departing from Rennes, with HOP! Air France.
Volotea airline also operates direct flights Rennes-Marseille every mondays and fridays until 2016, October 7th.
Journey time: Rennes-Marseille: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Climate : Marseille has a Mediterranean climate. Marseille is a very sunny city. Summers are very hot and winters are mild.
- Currency : Euros
- Tourist Information : www.marseille-tourisme.com/en
Marseille, a City of Art and Culture
The city of Marseille is a wonderful blend of tradition and modernity. Its Greek and Roman remains, medieval religious foundations, 16th century fortifications, luxurious 17th and 18th century residences and the many prestigious 19th century buildings, will take you on a journey through time right up to the present day, with modern buildings such as the Regional Centre for the Mediterranean and the CMA CGM Tower.
No visitor to Marseille should miss the following: Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Canebière, the Old Port, the Old Town, the Abbey of Saint Victor, the City Hall, L’Estaque, Le Corbusier’s « Cité Radieuse »… Each site has its own irresistible charm.
Rocky coves and turquoise sea
Marseille is also famous for its magnificent “calanques” or rocky coves. They stretch from Goudes to Cassis. But no visit to the calanques is complete without a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. The best-known calanques include : Sormiou, Callelongue, Morgiou, Sugiton, En-Vau, Port-Pin, Port-Miou… Round off your visit by going kayaking or scuba-diving, it will be the highlight of your stay.