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Marseille is the undiscovered jewel in the crown of France’s Mediterranean coastline. Rocky Provençal hills look down onto the ancient port and the thousands of boats docked in its clear blue waters. Painters and other artists have all been seduced by the sunny climate and the hustle-and-bustle of the town. France’s second city has all you could ask for - beautiful beaches, ancient buildings, thriving arts, and a diverse and dynamic nightlife. Welcome to a place fiercely proud of its unique cultural heritage - Planète Mars.


Population Marseille urban area: 1,587,000
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Normal opening hours for shops are from 10 am-7 pm Monday to Saturday. Some shops might be closed over lunch. On Sundays shops are normally closed or have reduced opening hours.
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Marseille Plus
Le Monde
Le Figaro
Vento (events weekly)
Emergency numbers Ambulance: 15
Police: 17
Fire: 18
Tourist information Main Tourist Office
11, la Canebière, Marseille
+33 826 500 500
Open: Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm. Sun and public holidays 10 am-5 pm.