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You're Going to Love Marseille

France's oldest and second-largest city as well as the biggest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille has much to offer. It's the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region and whether you're a history fan, a beach lover or a shopaholic, there are lots of great reasons to visit.

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When to Visit Marseille

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The most popular time to visit is from June to September, when the glorious Mediterranean weather is at its best. Visit later in the year for events like the Marsatac electronic dance music festival at the end of September or la Foire aux Santons, the traditional Christmas market, between the Canebière and Vieux Port from the end of November.

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How to Get to Marseille

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Where to Stay in Marseille

Book a stay at one of the city's luxurious 5-star hotels such as InterContinental Marseille, Hotel Dieu or C2 Hôtel for special anniversaries or occasions. Good mid-range hotels include Le Rhul, Hotel ibis Marseille Centre Vieux Port and New Hôtel Saint Charles.

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Shopping Streets

Find local produce and arts and crafts at the artisan market on the pedestrianized part of the Vieux Port every day during July and August. Shop on Rue de Rome, Rue Paradise and Rue St Ferréol for designer clothing, or visit the extensive Terrasses du Port shopping center next to the MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) for your favorite high-street brands.

Groceries and Other

Popular supermarket chains include Monoprix and Carrefour. You'll pay 0.91EUR for a liter of whole milk and 9EUR for 16 ounces of local cheese.

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Where to Eat in Marseille

Be sure to sample the city's signature dish "bouillabaisse". An authentic version is served at the Michelin-starred L'Epuisette restaurant. For more everyday fare, try a spicy kebab from one of the many vendors on the Canebière. A simple meal costs 9EUR, while dinner for two with wine is 55-60EUR in a mid-range restaurant.

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