Marseille Airport Car Rental
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Marseille Airport serves the city itself and the surrounding region of Provence, so for anyone wanting to explore the area it’s the perfect arrival point. There’s an excellent choice of car rental from Marseille Airport, and GoCarRental.com give you the best deals and a wide range of vehicles to choose from. If you are based in the city of Marseille, use it as a base to explore the nearby Provencal towns of Aix-en-Provence and Arles, with its Roman amphitheatre. Marseille itself is a bustling and busy port as well as a tourist resort, and it offers all the glamour and the slightly seedy attraction of some of the areas around the Old Port that you would expect from the numerous films that have been made there. In recent decades the city has established a wider reputation for itself, successfully bidding for the title of European City of Culture in 2013.
Things to Do in Marseille
Take advantage of the City of Culture year to tour the exhibitions and shows in the city, and in particular the stunning MUCEM, newly built for 2013. A climb to the vertiginous Notre-Dame de la Garde, the beautiful church that dominates the skyline of the city, is worth the effort both for the views over the bay the city beneath, and for the interior of the church itself. A boat trip to the Chateau d’If, the tiny island that’s the setting for Alexandre Dumas’s novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo” is another must on the visitor’s list.
Top 3 Must See: Marseille
Notre Dame de la Garde
And further afield, just an hour’s drive from Marseille is the Camargue, that wild area of sea marsh and migrating birds that is famous for its white horses. A day trip to the walled city of Arles will enable you to visit the Roman buildings and the medieval city. Aix-en-Provence is another delight, with its shady squares, ancient university and medieval and Renaissance streets.
Drive Around Marseille
The trip from the airport to the city centre is a straightforward one, with the A7 joining the A55 to bring you through the port to the promenade. A satnav is essential for driving in the city, as the streets of Marseille are not well sign-posted, and finding your way around would be difficult without constant guidance. The A7, known as the Autoroute of the Sun, will take you out of the city towards the Camargue in the west, and for a wonderfully scenic drive along the coast to the little fishing village of Cassis, take the D559.