Make a trip to Aix en Provence just 30 kms out, to see the beautiful lavender fields in all hues of blues and purple. You won't regret it!
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Just east of the Vieux Port is the shopping in town on the well-known street La Canabiere. Just off this main thoroughfare are smaller streets that house shops where you can stumble upon almost anything from designer clothes to books. One of the streets to look out for is Rue St. Férrol. Oh do buy some bars of savon de Marseille soap to take back home as small gifts - they are available almost everywhere!
GRAB A BITE
Bouillabaisse anyone? This is the birth place of this world famous French fish soup, so where better to eat than here? There are many cafes and restaurants that serve this, but if you want eat the best of the best then head to either Chez Michael in Vieux Port or Le Miramar where one can even try ones hand at making this dish!
Like the rest of the Mediterranean coast, Marseille enjoys good climate with temperatures in May in the cool 73°F/23°C range getting to its warmest in August at 85°F/30°C.
The Euro is the currency in use. Credit cards are accepted most everywhere. There is a value added tax added to most purchases.