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Best Day trips From Marseille France
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on August 20, 2021 Share on

10 Best Day trips From Marseille, France – Why rest?

Why rest when you can explore so much! While visiting and having a holiday in Marseille, you can also plan for day trips and explore amazing towns nearby! Places such as Nice, Cannes and Nimes are near to Marseille and are perfect destinations for having day trips. You can explore heritage sites, relax on a beach, hike up the mountain and engage in many more activities. Plan your adventures with our list of the best day trips from Marseille, France.

 

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10 best day trips from Marseille –

  1. Nimes
  2. Aix-En-Provence
  3. Nice
  4. Luberon
  5. Carpentras
  6. Monaco
  7. Cannes
  8. Avignon
  9. Hyères
  10. Les Calanques

1. Nimes

Nimes has a rich history because its history dates back thousands of years. This old city is in the south of France and would take 90 mins for you to reach. It is a wonderful place to explore well-preserved ancient Roman monuments including an amphitheatre (the Arènes), Maison Carrée, many gurgling fountains and more.

  • Distance: 123 km
  • Places to visit: Jardins de la Fontaine, Amphitheatre, Maison Carrée, Porte d’Auguste.

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2. Aix-en-Provence

This is surely a perfect destination for your day trip from Marseille. The elegance here reflects its noble heritage and the influence of the modern era. It is a nearly 40 mins journey from Marseille. So, go on and enjoy its peaceful vibes. You can walk around the gardens, explore art galleries, shops at local markets and eat some delicious dishes.

  • Distance: 33.2 km
  • Places to visit: Musée Granet, Le Cours Mirabeau, Caumont Centre d’Art and Le Grand Marché.
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3. Nice

Nice is a ball of vibrant Mediterranean energy with sunny weather, rich culture, beaches, exotic drinks and so much more. It is an ideal base for a holiday on the French Riviera. You can visit here and explore it with your family or friends and make a huge collection of memories to take back home.  

  • Distance: 199 km
  • Places to visit: Promenade des Anglais, Castle of Nice, La Reserve Beach, Coco Beach, Parc de la Colline du Château.

Also read – Top 7 Things to Do in Nice: Best place to Visit in France

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4. Luberon

The Luberon Mountains, the lavender fields, and scents and oils will fill your visit with calmness and charm. You should visit the medieval hilltop villages which are scattered throughout the Luberon, to experience the urban lifestyle. It can take around 1 hr 37 min to reach Luberon from Marseille.

  • Distance: 89.2 km
  • Places to visit: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Fort de Buoux (Citadelle du Luberon), Marché d’Apt, Lavender Museum, Musée du Santon.
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5. Carpentras

There are a lot of things to do in Carpentras including visiting sacred places, wineries, vineyards, street markets and a lot more. You can rent a car from Marseille and reach Carpentras in 1hr 35min. Do not forget to have a tasty black truffle, which is harvested from November to March and sold in the weekly market.

  • Distance: 112.7 km
  • Places to visit: Carpentras Synagogue, Black Truffle Market, Carpentras Cathedral, Wave Island and Musée Sobirats.

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6. Monaco

Monaco is a tiny and glamorous principality on the French Riviera. This is a place with striking sceneries, a deep blue sea, trees and greenery and lots of vibrant flowers. It is also one of the top destinations for casino lovers from all over the world. The city’s vibes are very charming and glamourous and one should plan a trip to Monaco.

  • Distance: 220.6 km
  • Places to visit: Palais du Prince, Jardin Exotique, Cathédrale de Monaco, Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
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7. Cannes

Many people may have heard of Cannes in the World famous Cannes Film Festival, hosted every year around in the month of May. But not only this, Cannes has a lot to offer to its visitors including abundant natural beauties, glitzy casinos, beaches, luxurious restaurants, amazing nightlife and so much more! This trip will go easy on your pockets so just enjoy it!

  • Distance: 174.5 km
  • Places to visit: Le Suquet, Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes Walk Of Fame, Musée de la Castre and Long Beach.

Also read – 10 Things To Do In Cannes, France: The City of Wholeness!

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8. Avignon

This place will take you back in time and make you feel like you are in the medieval period. There are many UNESCO protected sites you can enjoy and explore including a 12th-century cathedral, old Hotel d’Europe, Medieval Pont D’Avignon Bridge and many more historic monuments with unrevealing history. It will take 1 hr 21 mins for you to reach from Marseille to Avignon and is a perfect day trip destination!

  • Distance: 104.5 km
  • Places to visit: Palais des Papes, Place du Palais, Place de l’Horloge, Jardin des Doms.
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9. Hyères

This beach town is located in the French Riviera and is an idyllic escape to get soaked in sun and relax on the beach, hike, have pastry feasts and so much more to do. Hyères is a small town with happening life, so it can be a perfect weekend trip destination. It will take a 1 hr 17 min journey from Marseille to Hyères. Do have Hyères on your Marseille itinerary!

  • Distance: 84.3 km
  • Places to visit: Old Town, Port Cros, Giens Peninsula, Îles d’Hyères, Plage de l’Almanarre, Parc St. Bernard.

Also read – 10 Most Romantic Places For Honeymoon In France!

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10. Les Calanques

This place is loaded with true natural beauties like the range of fjord-like inlets carved into natural limestone rocks by the ocean’s force, great hiking trails, and amazing food. Swim in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea and engage in much more activities. It takes 40 mins to reach Les Calanques from Marseille and can be a perfect day trip destination for all adventure seekers out there!

  • Distance: 16.9 km
  • Places to visit: Plage d’En Vau, Calanque de Port Pin and Parc national des Calanques.
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What do you think of the best day trips from Marseille now? Add day trips into your France itinerary and make your holiday interesting! For some astounding deals check our website Pickyourtrail, where you can customise your itinerary on your own with your choices and preferences or check out the pre-packaged France packages just made perfectly for you. Travel just a click away! Bon, voyage!

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