Our desk at Marseilles-Provence Airport is clearly visible in the arrivals hall, and with the airport just 15.5 miles north of the city centre on the A7 and A55 motorways you will be at your destination in no time. At St. Charles Station you will find our office in the car rental area close to track A. To reach our Marseille Rabatau branch take Metro line N2 from St. Charles Station. Head in the direction of Sainte-Marguerite and get off at Rond Point Prao.
Marseilles city centre is being revitalised meaning traffic systems are constantly being updated and construction can cause traffic jams. The historic city centre is a warren of narrow streets, one-way roads and pedestrianised areas but with your Sat Nav, you should be able to navigate around with ease. Once away from the city Marseilles enjoys good coastal road links and a network of motorways that run to many regions and major cities in France. Surfaces are generally well-maintained and signage is good.
Marseille has reasonably priced metered street parking as well as over a dozen multistory garages, many of which stay open 24-hours a day. Marseille is the second largest city in France and can become very congested. Depending on the location of your hotel it might be less stressful to park just outside of the city centre.
As you drive around Marseilles you will discover a city full of energy with its own quirky character and Mediterranean appeal. Once-grand buildings have a faded charm and are gradually being restored to life alongside stunning examples of modern architecture. Explore the port area which lies in the shadow of the Zaha Hadid skyscraper and spend some time in the new MuCEM or Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, part of the Fort Saint-Jean. Breathtaking city views can be enjoyed from the fort grounds. Another famous landmark is the Notre Dame de la Garde Cathedral. This stands out for its striped brickwork and the models of fishermen's boats that decorate the interior.