Flights to Marseille
Set in the heart of Provence, now is a fantastic time to buy cheap flights to Marseille and experience this 2013 European Capital of Culture with great deals from CheapTickets.ch on flights Marseille bound. This glorious region of France offers everything the perfect holiday requires, from amazing weather and excellent dining to quaint stone villages and bright sunflowers swaying in the breeze.
Those catching flights to Marseille will appreciate the city for what it is as well as the fact it is not too far from the coast, so you can combine a city holiday with a beach one and have the best of both worlds. If you like the heat, visit in July, but for cooler, more manageable temperatures, book flights to Marseille for September or October, just in time for the grape harvest.
Must see spots in Marseille
For over 2,000 years, seafaring vessels of all varieties have been docking at Vieux Port, which has had a makeover and is worth a wander round once you have disembarked from your flights to Marseille. There is a free cross-port ferry running north to south, and two ancient forts, one of which was built in the 13th century.
One building you cannot miss is the Cathedrale de la Major with its unique striped exterior, composed of local stone and green marble. There is a thriving cafe culture as well as smart shopping to be had, and the Abbaye St-Victor to be visited.
The Chateau d’If features in the classic novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, and was used to guard political prisoners. Not far from there are the dinky islands of Ratonneau and Pomegues with unspoilt beaches and rare plant and birdlife.
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Marseille hosts many carnivals so if you want to coincide your holiday with any of these, make sure you book your flights to Marseille in March for the Carnaval de Marseille or in July for the Festival de Marseille for three weeks of performing arts. The best way to find out great deals on flights Marseille bound is through CheapTickets.ch for all your travel needs.