Marseille, France is home to Vieux Port, one of the older and more historic ports in Europe .
Visitors can spend time around the port watching the trading and fishing boats come into the harbour. Notre Dame de la Garde and the Palais et Parc Longchamp are also must see’s for tourists.
Marseille is easy to get to from all over France and the rest of Europe. Trains run through Marseille St. Charles, the main station for the city. Trains can take visitors anywhere in the city and arrive from Paris, Lyon, Brussels, Nice, Barcelona and other major cities.
Eurolines sends direct busses from the bus station, which is right next to the train station, to Prague, Tangier, Barcelona, and a few other cities. Travellers can reach almost any point in Europe with a few connections.
The major airport for Marseille is the Marseille Provence Airport (airport code MRS), a little more than 25 kilometres outside of the city. It is one of the busiest airports in France by way of passengers served per year. Marseille Provence Airport serves 39 carriers with regularly scheduled flights as well as around ten airlines that fly a few flights a year to or from the airport.
The majority of the airlines served by Marseille Provence Airport are low cost carriers. Ryanair has flights to the most destinations, while Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Lufthansa, Ryanair and US Airways fly the most frequently.