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Marseille City Guide

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Welcome to Marseille, the oldest city in France! Marseille is situated on the south-east coast, and is home to more than 850,000 people, making it the second largest city in France. Marseille is located on the Mediterranean Sea and has has a superb climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year, so it is the perfect place for anyone wanting to study abroad. 

GETTING TO MARSEILLE
Marseille Airport (MRS) is located 16 miles north-west of the city centre, and welcomes daily domestic, European and International flights. There are regular shuttle buses from the airport into the city centre, or if you prefer, you can call one of the local taxi companies. If you are travelling by train, Saint-Charles Train Station is located in the city centre. (TIP: Saint-Charles is one of the main train stations for the TGV (high-speed) train service, making Paris only 3 hours away by train.) If you are travelling by bus, Marseille Bus Station is located opposite the train station in the city centre.

GETTING AROUND MARSEILLE
Public transport in Marseille is operated by the RTM. The city is serviced by a metro, a bus network and trams. Both the metro and the tram networks operate 2 lines within the city. The bus network is more extensive and operates throughout the city centre and local suburbs. All public transport is clean and reliable and tickets are inexpensive. Marseille is both cycle-friendly and accessible on foot, so many students walk or cycle.

STAYING IN MARSEILLE
For short term accommodation, use one of the city's excellent hostels. For longer term student accommodation, check out our dedicated section for student accommodation in Marseille.

EATING OUT IN MARSEILLE
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GOING OUT IN MARSEILLE
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THINGS TO DO IN MARSEILLE
There is plenty to see and do in Marseille. Spend a great-day out visiting Les Calanques (coastal inlets), enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Notre-Dame de la Garde, or if you are a sports fan, there is 'Ligue 1 football' at the Stade Vélodrome. Marseille has several cinemas, numerous theatres, while for the more energetic, Prado Beach is only a 5km cycle from the city centre. If you fancy going for a stroll, there are plenty of great walks, or why not enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine and 'people watch' in one of the bars or café at the picturesque old harbour.

SHOPPING IN MARSEILLE
Marseille offers a diverse shopping experience due to the multicultural nature of the city. The main shopping streets are La Canebière, Rue Ferréol, Rue de Paradis and R
ue de Rome. For exclusive stores, visit the Rue de la Tour, and if you prefer shopping malls, there is the Centre Bourse and Les Terrasses du Port. Marseille also has a number of interesting and fun local street markets, including the marché aux puces.

STUDYING IN MARSEILLE
Marseille is home to The Université d'Aix-Marseille. For more info. on studying here, please visit the university section of the website.


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