The cliffs of the Calanques are a natural wonder nestled near Marseille, France

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Grit and grandeur coexist seamlessly in Marseille, an exuberantly multicultural port city with a pedigree stretching back to classical Greece.

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Contemporary Marseille is the place to be right now. From health and saftey to etiquette, here’s what you need to know to get the best out of your visit.

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Here's a look at Marseille's most interesting enclaves, and what to expect in each one. 

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These are the best day trips within an hour of Marseille by bus, train, or bike.

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Follow these tips on transport, meals, low-cost sightseeing and other essentials to get more for less on your next trip to Marseille.

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Marseille’s reputation as a frenetic, fast-paced port city is not unwarranted, but the best way to get around is often by foot.

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Free Things to Do

With savvy planning and smart intel, visitors can even tap into France’s second-largest city, Marseille, without spending a cent.

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As you discover the allure of Marseille, drop by these independent retailers, five of the city’s best.

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