Holidays to Marseille

Marseille was founded by the Greeks in 600 B.C., but its history stretches much further back to underwater cave paintings dating to 19,000 B.C. A cultural mish-mash characterizes the city today, with North African influences butting up against the centuries-old but still vital fish market at the Vieux Port. Marseille …

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How to get to Marseille

Here's what you need to know about getting to Marseille. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Marseille takes 1 hour, 55 minutes.

When to go to Marseille

Typical Holiday Price

£721 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Marseille varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Marseille.

Where to stay in Marseille

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Marseille, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Marseille

Francoise B | Trip by SkyscannerCalanques National Park
Calanques National Park
Samuel Saidel-Goley | Trip by SkyscannerVieux-Port
Mark Hellemans | Trip by SkyscannerBasilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde
Samuel Saidel-Goley | Trip by SkyscannerChateau d'If
Chateau d'If
Mark Hellemans | Trip by SkyscannerMuCEM – Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
MuCEM – Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
Jeanne Menjoulet&Cie | FlickrIles du Frioul
Iles du Frioul
Samuel Saidel-Goley | Trip by SkyscannerLe Panier
Le Panier
moussechan | FlickrPalais Longchamp
Palais Longchamp
Mark Hellemans | Trip by SkyscannerPalais du Pharo
Palais du Pharo
akunamatata | FlickrCalanque de Morgiou
Calanque de Morgiou

Reviews of Marseille

Denise Milbro
Denise Milbro

Multicultural, eclectic mix of French,African and tourist. Dirty and smelly ,but also unassuming and comfortable for all.Nice beaches to.Altogether an interesting place of many cultures.

Jason Flegel
Jason FlegelSan Francisco

Nifty city by the sea, and a major thoroughfare for travel to Southern Europe.

Samuel Saidel-Goley
Samuel Saidel-GoleyBedford

This beautiful port city is the largest city in the region of Provence. It is the perfect home base to explore Provence and the French Riviera.

Lauren Baker
Lauren BakerBedford

Once mainly a naval port, Marseille is now France's second largest city. Foodies will love the local seafood, including regional specialities such as moules frites and boulliabase. For history and culture seekers there are numerous museums and cathedrals (don't miss Notre Dame de la Garde) and the infamous Chateau d'If.

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