Browse our selection of holidays to Marseille and look forward to touching down on the south coast of France. A port city in the beautiful Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, holidays to Marseille from Manchester will allow you to explore a vibrant and exciting city.
Founded as far back as 600 BC, holidays to Marseille are perfect for uncovering the secrets of this ancient and important city. It has long been a crossroads of immigration and trade, meaning you'll find an intriguing and diverse destination awaiting you with holidays to Marseille from Manchester.
Something of a melting pot of cultures, the second largest city in France was named the European Capital of Culture in 2013. This gave birth to a number of interesting new museums, including the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, or MuCEM for short, and the Musée d'Archéologie méditerranéenne which is also worth a visit.
Marseille has a large harbour but it’s the Vieux Port, or old harbour, that will be of most interest to you. Stroll along the pretty waterfront, watch the fisherman auction off their catch, and sit down for a drink and bite to eat at a table overlooking the swathes of traditional fishing boats.
Some of these fishing boats will have been blessed at the Notre Dame de la Garde, as was the old custom. The huge church can be reached by the tourist train from the old harbour, and it’s stunning when lit up at night as it overlooks the city.
Also stunning is the gorgeous Côte d’Azur coastline, and Marseille has a number of beaches where you can sit back and soak up some sun including Catalans, Prophètes, Pointe-Rouge and Corbières. Watch a football game at the Stade Velodrome, relax in the grass at Parc Borély and tuck into a tasty bouillabaisse, or fish stew, with holidays to Marseille from Manchester Airport.