15 days in Marseille & Montpellier Itinerary

15 days in Marseille & Montpellier Itinerary

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Marseille
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Montpellier
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Marseille — 12 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Musee Granet, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, surround yourself with nature on Trolib, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Montpellier.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Montpellier — 2 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. On the next day, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seaquarium, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Montpellier tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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