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Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:
British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Marseille.
• Unlimited mileage
• 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance
• Collect Avios on every rental
• Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide
As the gateway to the south of France, the opportunities are endless with car hire in Marseille. Famous for its sunny weather, colourful countryside and azure blue sea, the incredible Provence region has lots to offer.
Our car hire, in partnership with Avis, makes fly-drive holidays easy. With all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, the only thing that you need to worry about is your itinerary. Don’t forget to make your journey even easier by picking up a GPS. Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and get your car keys within three minutes – this priority service means you’ll be on the road before you know it.
Spend a few hours sunning yourself on the beautiful beach of this pretty town in Provence. Well known for its cliffs, this area also offers white and rose wines to take home with you. Explore around the Calanques on a boat trip, miniature fjords with blue sea and lime stone cliffs. You can also walk along the coast from Marseille is a great choice for more active holidaymakers. Try some of the local seafood, the harbour offers plenty of restaurant options for this.
Experience Provence just a half an hour drive north of Marseille. Aix-en-Provence (usually simply called Aix) is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to the artist Cézanne, and Aix has turned into a shopping town with high variety and representation considering its small size. Three universities and several French-language schools for international students produce a very strong student presence. Spot all of the fountains spread out in Aix.
Hire a car and spend the day in Avignon, one of the major cities of Provence, in Southern France. It is on the banks of the Rhône river. Avignon was one of the European Cities of Culture in 2000. Visit its well-known Palace of the Popes, where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries. Enjoy food and drink in Place du Palais, just next to the Place de L'horloge, or at some of the other smaller squares.
Drive to the small town on the way to Nice if taking the slower coastal route – a great way to experience the French Riviera. It has many museums, beaches, parks and places of interest as well as the historic old town. It hosts a famous annual jazz music festival and on July the 14th, Bastille Day is commemorated with a military march on the main boulevards. If you are there for August the 15th, there are fireworks at the Saint Louis fort next to the beaches.
Once a small fishing village, Cannes is now a glamorous seaside town considered to be one of the social hubs of Europe. Its moment to shine arrives in May as the venue for the Cannes Film Festival. It is also home to stunning beaches and is easily reachable from Marseille by car. Its nightlife, casinos and high end restaurants give Cannes a feel of exclusivity. Sit at street side tables and enjoy people watching up and down the lovely marina.
Hire a car to explore the French Riviera and stop off in Cannes en route. Nice is well known for the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais, its famous waterfront and is an ethnically diverse port city. Enjoy stunning views from the ruined castle above, or explore the various museums of Nice, including Musee Matisse. Vieuz Nice (Old Town) provides boutiques and a flower market. Relax on the beaches or dine and try local cuisine such as a Salad Nicoise on the seafront.
Take the coastal route and visit Toulon en route. The "village" itself is easily walked and enjoyed. The waterfront offers a large choice of cafes and shops with "elite" offerings. A block or two inland, through narrow streets and alleys, you will find fewer stores and cafes, quaint and interesting studios, homes and a few historical structures.
An inspiration for Vincent van Gogh, as well as numerous Roman remains, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture. The museums are small, but have some interesting artefacts. Chico Bouchiki, co-founder of the Gypsy Kings, as well as the rest of the band, is from Arles. Take a lazy stroll along the Rhône, dip into a café and continue strolling. Arles is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.