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?
Cruise 7km from Vieux Port and visit the archipelago of Frioul, first the historic prison of Chateau d'If, location of Alexandra Dumas' Count of Monty Cristo then Frioul Island, a natural park and ideal lunch spot.
Marilyn, images of the Hollywood icon from the best photographers of the time, exhibiting at the refurbished Caumont Centre of Art, Aix en Provence from 22 October, http://www.caumont-centredart.com/en.
A wonderful exhibition, 'Picasso and the Arts of Marseille', runs from 27 April to 29 August at MuCEM. For more information visit mucem.org.
Head to a cultural event or concert at The Silo, a spectacular venue near The Docks. If you're in town, don't miss the ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet in March 2016. For more information visit silo-marseille.fr.
Escape the city and visit the medieval hilltop village of Le Castellet, where you can walk down ancient streets, find locally made souvenirs, enjoy the spectacular view and eat at the gastronomic restaurant La Goguette (https://www.facebook.com/ la.goguette .lecastellet/).
Go to Les Docks Village: 365 metres of fashion, food, culture, design and leisure. Open every day until 7pm (restaurants until 1am), it's where the everyone in Marseille goes to be seen. Head to 10 place de la Joliette, opposite Les Terraces du Port.