Getting Around

Unlike most of Provence, which is best seen with your own wheels, you will be grateful not to have a car in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Driving is difficult, parking is expensive and public transport is great in both cities (especially Marseille). Yet some of Marseille's outlying jewels – such as the wild coastline of the Parc National des Calanques and the sinuous ridge-top Route des Crêtes – do require a car. Or, better still, a motorbike (provided you know what you're doing and conditions are good).