Marseille – Football City

Marseille is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a mix of cultural influences and a local love of football.

Popular with backpackers, the capital of Provence has many inexpensive Marseille hostels that travelers can stay in to ensure they remain within budget.

Getting Around

The best sights in Marseille are all accessible by foot and travelers may wish to set off from their Marseille hostels and embark on a walking tour.

Alternatively, a cheap tourist train and tram service is a convenient way to get around.

Attractions

Marseille is a football city and no visit would be complete without a trip to the Stade Velodrome, which is home to the Olympique de Marseille football team. Soak up the passion for the sport with a spot of window shopping at the supporters’ shop.

Hop on a local train or the tourist tram to visit the Notre Dame de la Garde, one of the city’s most well-known attractions.

Or marvel at the 19th-century Romano-Byzantine basilica cathedral, with its sumptuous interiors. The intricately decorated สมัคร ufabet มือถือ cathedral complete with elaborate ceiling is a breathtaking sight.

Travelers can also explore the Vieux-Port or Old Harbor, which is often the first port of call for backpackers. Characterized by street stalls, terracotta roofs and the sound of waves lapping on the beautiful beach, it is an unforgettable sight for arriving visitors.

Culture

A short walk from the old harbor is the Palais Longchamp with its ornate fountain, which marks the location of the Natural History Museum and the Fine Arts Museum.

Cinema fans can spend an afternoon at the Chateau d’If. The 16th-century island prison with its