Why You Should Visit Marseille
Situated along the sunny Mediterranean coast, Marseille is France’s second-largest city with an incredibly rich heritage having been at the forefront of history over thousands of years. One of the most beautiful areas of the city is the Old Harbor, known locally as Le Vieux Port, which is only a short walk away from the old center of the city where you will find many of its most beautiful buildings. The city was named as the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and boasts an exciting range of festivals and cultural events each year such as the Avec le Temps music festival or the La Foire aux Santons Christmas celebrations beginning in November. Marseille is also a city with a lively nightlife scene with its many bars and clubs, many of which are located in the charming Old Harbor district.
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Arriving In Marseille
Marseille Airport, also known as Marseille Provence Airport, is situated just under 30 km outside of the center of Marseille and is comprised of four passenger terminals. There are plenty of ways to get into the city once you have landed including by bus or train if you would rather not pay for a taxi. Inside the airport travelers can look forward to an excellent range of amenities and services with a large variety of shops, restaurants and cafés available. There is also a Wi-Fi service available for a fee if you need to connect to the internet.
Those looking to travel from the UAE to Marseille will be able to make the journey directly as no airlines currently provides nonstop flights. However, the airport has connections to many destinations around Europe with direct flights from the UAE including London Heathrow and Frankfurt Airport, so it is simple to make the journey with only a single stopover.
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Marseille Travel Information
France is a part of the Schengen Area which allows UAE nationals to travel to the country on a visa free basis for up to 90 days. As one of France’s southernmost cities, Marseille enjoy some of its warmest temperatures with average highs of up to 29 degrees over the summer and relatively mild winters. The city has an extensive public transport network consisting of buses, trams and a metro so it is straightforward to navigate the city; however, if you would rather have your own vehicle you will find many leading car rental agencies at Marseille Airport at your service.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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