Useful tips for Marseille bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Marseille. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Marseille. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Marseille highlights.
This region offers a variety of landscapes, beautiful nature, hills and mountains, picturesque villages, and culturally rich cities. You can join a lovely walk enjoy the nature or admire all the beautiful things. Yet still in for more relaxation? The Côte d"Azur has wild beaches and coves, bustling seaside resorts where you can laze easily.
Côte d"Azur is the chic part of the French coastline, and is known for its many famous places along the coast. We will mention a few that are all worth it to spend a few weeks holiday or to visit for a day while on your bus tour.
Saint Tropez: This is the most famous resort, within the harbour many large and beautiful yachts. This place is for us Dutch people well known for its movies with Louis de Funès starring Brigitte Bardotte.
Cannes: Is a coastal town with style and beautiful buildings. Known worldwide for its annual film festival. The wealth of this city is mainly seen in the impressive hotels, large and expensive shopping streets and a marina where the most beautiful yachts can be found.
Monaco: Officially a city-state and therefore not really a part of France. Owes its fame to the Casinos, the chic beach life and the famous Grand Prix held on the streets of Monaco.
Antibes: This city is a coastal town, with picturesque streets wild nightlife and a large marina. Furthermore an annual holiday destination for young people from mainly France and the United Kingdom.
Nice: Is a famous resort, situated on the Côte d"Azur. The city has an extraordinary cultural and artistic wealth where famous painters, writers and musicians have made a contribution. A thing to do whenever you are in Nice is to take "Le train de Merveilles". This train leaves every morning from Nice through a beautiful natural area of the Mercantour to Tende in the Vallée des Merveilles. Do you want to do once again something different than the standard bus tour? Book a one-way ticket to Monaco by helicopter!
This city is the heart of Provence, with its cultural and tourist centre. This city is classified by UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also known for its historic resources. In this city the Palais des Papes is situated, this is the largest Gothic palace in Europe and was the residence of the Pope in the 14th century. In addition, Avignon is famous for the bridge, which also known from the song Sur le Pont d"Avignon. Other attractions in this city are: the church La Notre-Dame-des-Domes, which is having a golden Mary statue on the church tower.
Arles has a magnificent amphitheatre where many performances are given. This amphitheatre is characterized by the Ancient Roman style. In addition, the famous painter Van Gogh lived in this city, although there is not much left of the paintings he painted back than.
This city is also called Hyères les Palmiers because of the many palm trees along the streets. Over the years, the city developed very well with the help of tourism. Due to the beaches, which were built in the 20th century became this city a popular summer resort. Both in winter and summer are tourists frequently visiting this place. Some attractions are on top of the hill, the ruins of feudal castle he "le château des Aires, against the hill the St Paul"s church and the largest marina Le Port Saint-Pierre.
This port city is located at the foot of Mont Faron (542m) in one of the most beautiful bays in Europe. Although this city is less trendy than other resorts of the French Riviera, is this city very lively and hospitable. Due to its ideal location between the hills of Provence with canyons, pine forests and the sea, makes it also suitable for walkers. However, driving over the mountain roads doesn’t make a car ride less exciting than walking along the seaside. Moreover the city is divided into two districts, the new and the old part, whereas the old part is popular among tourists, because most of the attractions like; Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure and Tour Royale are situated over there.
If you want to fly to this region by plane than you can chose between five airports you want to fly on. These airports are: Aéroport Marseille Provence (MRS), Toulon Hyeres Airport (TLN), Aéroport Nice-Côte d"Azur, Aéroport de Cannes (CEQ), Avignon Caumont Airport (AVN). Of these airports are Aéroport Marseille Provence (MRS) and Aéroport Nice Côte d"Azur (NCE) the international ones. Moreover the airport of Nice is about 7km away from the centre of Nice and Marseille Provence Aeroport is at a distance of 25 km on the northwest of Marseille. At both airports are taxi stands present and are shuttle buses available for tourist to transport them to-and from the airport.
The region offers many possibilities when it comes to business tourism. For example: Every year many seminars, conferences and exhibitions are organized and especially the places Marseille, Avignon St.Tropez have lots of capacity to accommodate a large numbers of people.
Modern convention centre in Avignon is Palais des Papes, In this building the Avignon Festival is annually organized, which includes drama, song and dance. Moreover Marseille also has excellent facilities for conferences, seminars and events. An estimated 350 events per year are organized and the number of visitors continues to increase. Some facilities are: Palais du Pharo and the congress palace Chanot park of the World Trade Center.
Not to forget to mention is that all places are easily accessible by air, rail and road.
Via this hop-on, hop off bus all sights could be admired. The available headphones will provide at each sight the necessary information. As wished you can hop of the bus to walk around that particular neighborhood, whereas you can hop on later on again to continue your tour. If you want to see the beautiful rock formations of Marseille than you can also book a boat trip.
History: Marseille has 26 century long history, which visitors and residents of Marseille admire. A number of attractions in Marseille are the port still preserved in its original state, the famous Count of Monte Christo, the cradle of Christianity and the castle of If.
The distance from Marseille Marignane Airport (MRS) to the city center is 30 kilometers. A ride in a taxi during the day is expensive and can easily cost 40 euro’s, however they do transfer you fast to you intended destination. Some taxi companies who can bring you to your destination are: Accent Taxis this one is located at Gare De Rognac, northwest of the city. Taxi Blue Provence is based on 21 Avenue du Docteur Heckel between the 12th and 10th arrondissement in Marseille and the last one is Marseille Taxi Donati. This company is located in the northwester part of the city in the 14th arrondissement in the street 44 Impassse Davin. If you need a large vehicle like a motor coach or minibus for your group, you can just indicate that on our bus rental quote form.
Regrettably are there no train connections from the airport. Therefore busses are available who can bring you to the destination or to the railway station Saint Charles in Marseille or any other TGV station. From the stations on the train can be taken to the respective destination. In the months December and April, there is a shuttle bus available that carry you on to the Alps. With this additional service are all places in this region excellent reachable with public transport. However, if you want to travel with this bus a reservation of 72 hours in advance have to be made.
Culture: This city can also be seen as the cultural center with its 43 theatres and 17 museums. Some recommended museums are the "Musée d"Archéologie Méditerranéenne". This museum possessed next to Louvre the 2nd largest collection of Egyptian art. Five rooms are exhibit objects from the Egyptian and Coptic period. While the Musée d"Histoire de Marseille, is showing the history of Marseille up to 2600 years. All pieces exhibited in this museum are mainly from excavations in the city.
Marseille also has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. It is therefore not surprising that this city created one of the best water sports facilities in order to practice all water sports. Whenever you are travelling to this region Marseille certainly must not be forgotten.