* To/from the airport:
By bus, metro & tram:
Bus, metro or tram tickets can be used on any combination of metros and buses for one hour after they have been time-stamped.
* Car rental companies:
There’s a taxi stand to the right as you exit the train station through the main entrance.
Both metro lines serve Marseille’s passenger train station, Gare St-Charles.
There is an information and ticket reservation office as well as a left-luggage office next to platform A.
In town, tickets can be bought at the SNCF Boutique inside the Centre Bourse shopping centre.
From Marseille there are trains to pretty much anywhere in France and beyond.
Sample destinations include:
- Paris’ Gare de Lyon (three hours, 21 daily)
- Nice (2½ hours, 21 daily)
- Avignon (35 minutes, 27 daily)
- Lyon (1¾ hours, 16 daily)
Tickets can be purchased from the information desk inside the train station or from the driver.
Buses travel to:
- Aix-en-Provence (every five to 10 minutes)
1. 35 minutes via the autoroute
2. One hour via the N8
- Avignon (two hours, one daily)
- Cannes (two hours, up to three daily)
- Carpentras (two hours, three daily)
- Nice (three hours, up to three daily)
- Nice airport
- Other destinations
Services to some destinations, including Cassis, use the stop on place Castellane (Castellane metro station), south of the centre. Bus drivers sell tickets.
* Car rental companies:
Marseille can provide a huge variety of shopping choices. These range from traditional Provençal food, wines and handicrafts to the latest fashions and works of art.
* Shopping hours:
- Small shops and businesses tend to close for two hours at lunch, but stay open until later in the evening.
- Shopping malls in Marseille stay open all day, generally until 07.00pm.
- Most shops are closed on Sunday.
- Marseille's open-air markets are generally held just in the morning, from 08.00am to 01.00pm.
* Shopping areas:
- Rue Paradis, Rue Saint Ferreol and Rue de Rome
These three streets make up the most famous shopping streets; they are lined with boutiques and locally made souvenirs shops.
All three are great for picking up locally made souvenirs.
1. Rue Paradis
More famous for its clothing and jewelry stores.
2. Rue Saint Ferreol
Lined with clothes botiques, shoe shops, jewelery stores, department stores, and a Virgin Megastore (open seven days a week).
3. Rue de Rome
Contains more of the same sorts of shops.
- Rue Julien
Boutiques here offer a wide range of wares that will suit those less concerned with top designer brands, much of the clothing reflects North African influences, although a vast array of French styles are for sale as well.
There are also plenty of places to buy food, and on the weekends the street hosts an antiques market.
There are several markets in Marseille:
* Supermarkets & Hypermarkets:
* Department stores:
* Shopping malls:
* Clothing & accessories:
* Shoe shops:
* Watch shops & jewelries:
* Technology & music products:
* Art & antiques:
* Folklore & souvenirs:
* Perfume & cosmetics:
* Baby & children's products:
* Textiles & household items:
* MEDICAL SERVICES:
* TOURIST INFORMATION:
There are a number of banks and exchange bureaux on La Canebière near the Vieux Port.
Marseille’s signature dish bouillabaisse is a fish soup made from five different fish, along with tomatoes, white wine, fennel and saffron, and served with rouille (garlic mayonnaise) and croutons.
Cours Julien and its surrounding streets are jammed with French, Indian, Antillean, Pakistani, Thai, Armenian, Lebanese, Tunisian and Italian restaurants.
* Fast food:
* Live Music & clubs:
* Film, theatre and concerts:
* RELIGIOUS TEMPLES:
* ART & MUSEUMS:
* LUGARES NATURALES:
(*) Please check the opening hours before your visit.
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