Visit Marseille and Notre-Dame de la Garde by train

Marseille, on the Mediterranean Sea, has numerous historic sites, high-quality museums, traditional French restaurants and, of course, an enviable climate.

Notre-Dame de la Garde and Old Port area

The city of Marseille on the southern coast of France is worth a visit, not least for its Mediterranean climate. It is officially the sunniest and the driest major city in France, which makes for a pleasant stay at any time of the year. The Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral towers over the city and is viewed by many locals as their guardian and protector. You can also take a stroll through the Old Port area, which is guarded by two massive forts and brimming with cafés and restaurants. Marseille is home to numerous museums with a variety of exhibitions, from the ancient and more modern history of the city to traditional and contemporary art.

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Plenty of sun and sea on the Mediterranean coast

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From Marseille's Old Port you can take a ferry to the islands of the Frioul archipelago in the Bay of Marseille. Here you can visit the former Château d'If prison, which was one of the settings for Alexandre Dumas' novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. When you have had enough of sightseeing, you can spend the day on one of the many beaches near Marseille and enjoy the white sand and blue water. The city is served by Marseille Provence International Airport and Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles, with direct train connections to many other cities in the region and high-speed services to Paris (3 hours) and Lyon (1.5 hours).

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