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About Car Hire at Marseille Airport
Once you collect your rental car at Aéroport Marseille-Provence (also known as Aéroport Marseille-Marignane), you’re just 28km from the city of Marseille, France, a gritty ethnic mix of French, North African, Corsican, Italian, and Armenian influences. European Capital of Culture for this year, 2013, the port city has received a major makeover, with a waterfront facelift, a shiny new tram system, sophisticated hotels, and a galaxy of emerging restaurant stars.
Don't be apprehensive about negotiating the French roads. Read our Driving in France guide to reveal a wealth of information that will ease you on your way after you pick up your rental car at Marseille airport.
- The Calanques: An unmissable attraction of Southern Provence, the calanques are a stunning series of limestone rocks that are home to unique wildlife, vibrant fishing villages, and glorious creeks of pure azure water.
- The Old Port of Marseille: Marseille's main attraction, the Old Port bristles with boats of all shapes and sizes and forms the centre of the best galleries, architecture, and restaurants of Marseille.
- Frioul archipelago: A cluster of four islands about 4 km from Marseille, the Frioul archipelago consists of Pomègues, Ratonneau, Tiboulain, and If - site of the Château d'If, where the fictional Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned.
- Palais Longchamp: Situated in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille, the Palais Longchamp houses the city's musée des beaux-arts and natural history museum. The adjacent Parc Longchamp is included among the Notable Gardens of France.
- Plages du Prado: Make the most of the Mediterranean climate at Plages du Prado, the generic name for the beaches of southern Marseille.
Image: Marseille Harbour by mcveja