Marseille Airport or Marseille Provence Airport as it is also known is the 5th busiest airport in France with over 6 million passengers a year. With car hire at Marseille Airport, the city is an easy 27 km drive away. Marseille is most famous for its fine food tradition of Bouillabaisse and the magnificent port area.
Marseille Airport has 2 terminals, with MP1 being used for domestic and international flights and MP2 being used for budget flights. Marseille attracts visitors from all over Europe and North Africa. The airport has its own business centre if you need to catch up on some work and there are information desks around the terminal to guide you. There is an internet centre and Wi-Fi service if you wish to surf the net whilst you wait for your flight. Vending machines offer drinks and snacks as well as flowers and there are shower facilities, for weary travellers who want to freshen up. For all your money needs there is a bank, currency exchange bureau and 3 ATMs. A VIP lounge is available for a charge. There are 10 cafes and restaurants, if you are in need of a quick snack. You can try Mediterranean cuisine at Brasserie Flo or delights from Provencal at Restaurant Bleu Olive. For fast snacks try Boulangerie Romarin or Anis and Houblon Coffee Shop. There are 6 shops in total including Relay for books and newspapers and the Marionnaud Parfumerie. You can buy gifts and souvenirs at Decouvrir la Provence and duty free goods at Aeroboutique.
Marseille is in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region is known for its fine food and bustling port, le Vieux Port or the old port. It is the 2nd most populated city in France and one of the oldest cities in Europe and is a huge melting pot of ethnicity. From le Vieux Port, you can stroll along the Corniche and see the imposing Chateau D’If on a small island off the coast; this was the inspiration behind Dumas’ novel ‘The Comte of Monte Christo’. Walk the Boulevard Longchamp to the magnificent Palais Longchamp and the in-house Musee de Beaux Arts and Natural History Museum. Visit the colourful and bustling Noalles Market and the trendy Cours Julien and Plaine. Get out of the city with our car hire in Marseille and see the picturesque fjords at Calangues and explore the vineyards of Provence.