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MARSEILLE2018-09-01T06:54:25+00:00

DESTINATION: MARSEILLE

Marseille is the second city with most inhabitants of France. It is located in the province of Provence and has the largest commercial port of France.

Travel from Faro Airport to this city, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Marseille influenced so much France that the national anthem – La Marseillaise – received its title inspired by the troops of this region. Do you want to know what the future holds for you? The best-known tarot deck comes from the city of Marseille, the Marseille tarot.

Visit Marseille and see how this city proudly distinguishes itself from other cities of France. In Marseille, there are several tourist sites and religious buildings, the most famous being the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard (Notre-Dame de la Garde), an Opera, several maritime museums and art galleries and numerous cinemas.

Schedule a visit to Marseille on your agenda and find the stage of several festivals. In June there are dozens of free concerts in the city that are part of the Fête de la Musique where you can listen to music from all over the world. In July, the city becomes the scenery of a Gay Pride parade, hosting also the International Documentary Festival.

September is also a great time to visit Marseille as the city hosts the Marsatac electronic music festival.

Marseille is a city hip-hop lovers must visit, as it was the origin city of some of the best-known French bands, being also the cradle of the rap phenomenon in France.

Make tourism in Marseille exploring also its literature. Did you know that Château D’If – the prison on the coastal island where the character Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned in the Alexandre Dumas novel – is located in this city? Did you know that this was the favourite city of the Star Trek character Tom Paris who in several episodes mentioned the city?

Take your suitcase and discover Marseille.

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+ ACTIVITIES: MARSEILLE

A CITY FOR EVERYONE

Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée; Musée des Docks Romains; Château d'If; Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure

TO VISIT

Museums, beaches, music festivals and restaurants.

A DIFFERENT CUISINE

Bouillabaisse: Dish that is similar to caldeirada of fish and seafood, a traditional stew Aïoli: Garlic and olive oil sauce Tapenade: Cream of anchovies, olives, capers and garlic Pastis: Alcoholic beverage with anise and spices Navette: Hard and small biscuit orange-flower scented

EAT

Mediterranean cuisine at its best.

UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES

Diving at the Parc National des Calanques A bicycle ride in La Corniche A drink at the Bar Carry Nation Sensory Activities at the Sensas

SOMETHING TO DO

Marseille is the city of sport: diving, cycling, … all you need to do is to choose what your favorite sport.

+ FLIGHTS: MARSEILLE

Airlines that connect Faro Airport to Marseille.

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  • Operated by: RYANAIR

  • Dates: October 28 to March 23

  • Frequency: Monday and Saturday

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