Situated at an equal distance between Marseille and Aix en Provence, Marseille Provence Airport is one of France’s busiest airports in terms of passenger numbers and, in 2012, handled a total of 9 million travellers. Marseille Provence Airport operates flights to Europe, North Africa, Canada and Indian Ocean destinations. The airport has two terminals, one of which is reserved for low-cost flights. Terminal 1 at Marseille Provence Airport has a fully equipped business centre that includes several offices as well as VIP lounges. There are 14,500 car parking spaces at Marseille Provence Airport as well as an efficient transport system allowing passengers to easily travel to and from the airport. The terminals at Marseille Provence Airport have numerous shops and restaurants as well as a currency exchange desk, a bank and several cashpoint machines.
Marseille is a Mediterranean city dating back to 600BC. For the perfect holiday in the South of France, book a flight to Marseille and explore the country’s oldest town. Its seaside attractions are numerous. Why not head to Marseille’s Old Port and jump on a boat to the Frioul Islands or Château If? Then there’s the MuCEM museum, which retraces the steps of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Housed in a building designed by Rudy Ricciotti, it’s a reminder that Marseille’s maritime past lives on in the contemporary world. For a great view over the city, visit the 19th Century Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica, followed by a tour of the calanques, the limestone coves that protect the azure waters around Marseille. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, wander down to the Valley of Auffes for some tapenade, fougasse or a bowl of bouillabaisse – the classic Marseille dish. You can always work it off with a tour of the PACA region, easily accessible by public transport; Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Arles await. Hikers will love the hills of Aubagne and the Provençale countryside that so inspired Marcel Pagnol. Hurry up and reserve a hotel room in Marseille or the PACA region and tour their many attractions.