Cheap flights to Marseille
Marseille is not only France’s oldest city but also its most colourful. And we’re not just talking about all those terracotta roof tiles. So what are we talking about exactly? Well, one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities for one, with its mix of French, North African and Spanish cultures. Where busy bazaar-style markets, 17th century cathedrals and an old bustling harbour battle it out for your attention.
And because of its position along the Mediterranean coast, you can expect plenty of fabulous beaches and even the stunningly beautiful calanques, also known as the Mediterranean fjords. Think crystal clear waters, secluded little bays, sheer cliff faces and you’re on the right track. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?
See Marseille by tuk tuk, with popular routes including the old quarter, the corniche and the beaches, the cathedral, with its stunning views of the Mediterranean, or even a night tour. From €45. tuktukmarseille.com
L'Opéra Noir in Place Lulli near la Canebiere is a sonorous, architectural sculpture that has intrigued locals and will remain in situ until December. Just in front of the real opera house.
Take a day trip to one of the most beautiful villages of Provence, Les Baux de Provence, and visit Carrières de Lumières, a spectacular exhibition of modern art projected onto the walls of an old stone quarry. Klimt and Vienna: a Century of Gold and Colours is showing until 4 January 2015. carrieres-lumieres.com/en/home