5 days in South of France Itinerary

5 days in South of France Itinerary

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Marseille
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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Abbaye Saint Victor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Venture out of the city with trips to Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre (in Aix-en-Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Albany, USA to Marseille is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Albany to Marseille. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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