You'll be amazed on Marseille holidays by the dizzying variety of holiday attractions in France's exciting second city. Head to Marseille's vast, beautiful Old Port and explore the oldest district, Le Panier. Get a ferry to Frioul islands offshore before experiencing Marseille's nightlife and dozens of convivial restaurants serving bouillabaisse fish stew and other Marseille specialities.
Start your Marseille holidays at the majestic fortified Old Port, focal point of Marseille. See traces of Marseille's ancient origins at Jardin des Vestiges. Board a ferry to fascinating islands offshore, or climb the lanes into Le Panier, Marseille's oldest neighbourhood. Walk up Marseille's broad central avenue, La Canebire, through the city centre from the port towards the Palais Longchamp museums.
Sample authentic Marseille bouillabaisse on holiday in Marseille. You'll find this famous chunky fish stew in many homely fish restaurants around Marseille's Old Port, which offers smarter holiday eating places too. Off La Canebire enjoy Provenal, Italian and spicy ethnic cuisines. Head along South Marseille's coast road to find several acclaimed, inventive gourmet restaurants.
Book great holiday nights at big Marseille auditoria in North Marseille and on the city fringes, hosting lavish shows and rock concerts. You'll find vibrant late-night bars and dance clubs around the Old Port and the up-and-coming Belle-de-Mai quarters where old industrial buildings have been re-vamped into bars. Near the port, enjoy opera and ballet on Marseille holidays at the Opra de Marseille.
On Marseille holidays, make the short trip to Marseille's elegant inland neighbour Aix-en-Provence. Journey west to the intriguing flat watery wilderness of the Camargue. If you like walking on holiday, follow trails on spectacular headlands south of Marseille to dramatic calanques inlets. Further east, enjoy holiday outings to smart little beach resorts like Cassis.