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When to Go

There is no special time of year to visit Marseille as the city is good for tourism throughout the year. Even in January and February, it is possible to dine outdoors if the sun is shining. Spring and autumn are probably the most pleasant times of year. Temperatures remain mild into November. It is hot in the summer, but rarely unbearable thanks to the sea and the fresh mistral wind.

Region: France

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InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu

Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Vieux Port

InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu is perfectly located overlooking the Vieux Port, adjacent to the Panier, the oldest district in Marseille. The hotel's 172 rooms and 22 suites, many with magnificent views of the Vieux Port, are decorated in a sty...

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Getting Around

The high-speed TGV Méditerranée Paris-Marseille line opened in 2001, slashing the rail journey to a mere three hours and making it possible to cover the London-Marseille distance in just under seven hours. Regional trains run from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence, Nîmes, Arles, Orange, Avignon, Toulon, St-Raphaël, Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Monaco and Menton.

There are two well-maintained and efficient metro lines and two tram lines, which serve most tourist destinations. There is also an excellent bus network, and buses go everywhere. The same ticket can be used on buses, trams and the metro. There is also a ferry service, a Marseille institution that allows you to travel across the Vieux Port without having to go round the long way on the quays.

Despite the city's size, it is relatively easy to get around in Marseille - except during rush hour in the centre of town. At night, it is recommended to pay to park in one of the many parking lots. Although Marseille is not the best city for cycling, the le vélo bike rental system operates throughout the city

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