If you are in France, the captivating scenes itself would not let you move out even a minute from it. But, if your tour moves somewhere in the south of France, and that too in Marseille, you could arrange yourself what is known as a day trip. A day trip is usually to get yourselves out of the awed beauty and thriving city and its areas.
Also, it makes one appreciate the importance of the countryside and its serene environment. So to get yourself going, there is a list of options available as per your comfort and convenience. We have picked the best and one of the interesting ones for you. Here are the 6 best day trips from Marseilles!
This is surely a place to go for a day trip from the city. The way to reach this place are hopping trains. The first one gets you somewhere before the desired area and the other one gets you to this place named Aix-en-provence. You could get your loved ones a gift of the lavender theme. At this place, there are so many places to visit for like specialty museums, art galleries and a lot more.
Distance from Marseille: 33.2 km
Places to see: Aix Cathedral, Cezanne’s Studio, Musee Granet, Cours Mirabeau
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This is an old city in the south of France famous for it old and renowned landscapes and the national park it has. The most important attraction of this place is the Arenes de Nimes which has hosted famous concerts. It is the venue for hosting such concerts around the year. Built by the Romans, it sports architectural fashion of the Romans. So it takes you back to that era. Reaching there is also easy as there are multiple trains available throughout the day to reach there.
Distance from Marseille: 123 km
Places to see: Pont du Gard, Maison Carree, Jardin De La Fontaine, Arena of Nîmes
This is known by the name ‘city of Popes’. It adorns to its side the elegant and wonderful pope’s palace. The permission and the price is as per the rules and you need to get it. Further, the architectural hues you get to visit is just mesmerizing. It is from the ancient and medieval period, so once again you are taken to the past. From here you could get to a nearby village named Les Baux de Provence. The guides are available for your local tour and you could spot picturesque areas to get clicked a number of times.
Distance from Marseille: 103.1 km
Places to see: Palais des Papes, Pont Saint-Bénezet, Avignon Cathedral, Jardin des Doms
If you are away from the city and not get to experience the rural life, it is not done. So here is this village where you could spend your day with a fantastic journey. There’s a river valley, and open-air markets a Roussillon. Your choice of reaching this place could be a very interesting journey. You could reach from the Marseille port to this area and go back through the river. The Luberon mountains, the lavender fields and scents and oils all tune you to their charm. The light purple color everywhere and the old culture will take you in a flashback kind of episode.
Distance from Marseille: 89.7 km
Places to see: Lavender museum, Musee du Santon, Château de Philippe de Cabassole
5. Hyères and le Lavandou
These two places are nearby and could be clubbed in one go. From Marseille, when you move to this place, you could easily see the transition that has taken place over the years in terms of city and an old city. This is a historic area which showcases one of the oldest forms of Roman architecture and city planning. From Hyères, you could move to a nearby area named Le Lavandou. Since these are the Mediterranean showcasing cities, you could walk along with the Mediterranean waters by your side.
Distance from Marseille: 84.3 km (Hyères)
Places to see: French Riviera, Port Cros, Giens Peninsula, Porquerolles (Hyères); Plage de Saint Clair, Plage di Lavandou (Le Lavandou)
This one is for the truffle lovers. This city sports a truffle market. And to reach here, you don’t need any special guidance. You could rent out a car on weekend from Marseille and reach here as per your ease. Then after coming to this place, there are a lot of things to do. There are sacred places, vineyards, wineries, flea and street markets and a whole lot of attractions for the tourists there.
Distance from Marseille: 112.7 km
Places to see: Sorgue, Arch of Carpentras, Wave Island, Carpentras Cathedral
This day trips from Marseilles would let you experience the best of Mediterranean and explore a mix of European cultures. Don’t miss any one of them if you have plenty of time to roam around. So, plan your France trip with TravelTriangle . Happy day tripping!
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