Bus rental in Marseille

Bus rental in Marseille

Marseille, the Phocaean city, is the oldest large city in France. And its very nickname reflects this. Phocée was an ancient Greek city on the Aegean Sea. Marseille was founded 2,600 years ago, when a Phocaean sailor married the daughter of the King of Liguria and acquired the territory then known as Massilia. Located at the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Marseille is a crossroads of sea and land,history and culture. This tangle of points of interest makes it a wonderful city to discover on the move, from the vantage point of a bus. Renting a bus in Marseille is the ideal way to discover the city.

Why visit Marseille by bus?

Like all ancient cities, Marseilles has been built up over the years and by different civilizations. You can admire buildings from Greek and Roman times, as well as from the Middle Ages to the present day. The beauty of Marseille's wonders is matched only by the complexity of its traffic. Visiting Marseille by bus means relying on knowledgeable, experienced drivers to plan your journey. You won't have to worry about traffic, parking or access to the city. What's more, you'll rise above the city to appreciate each of its points of interest, as much as the route that connects them. Organizing a bus trip in Marseille is also about making things easier. The drop-off and pick-up times allow you to visit the points of interest at your own pace.

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Main attractions in Marseille

From the Prado beaches in the south of Marseille to the harbor terraces of the Joliette district in the north, the city is dotted with magnificent sites to discover. The most iconic is, of course, the Old Port and Hôtel de Ville district . Here you'll find exceptional views, as well as the entrance to Rue de la Canebière and Cour d'Estienne d'Orves, ideal for shopping. At the end of the port, as you approach the sea, you'll find two other emblematic buildings. On one side is La Criée, now the Théâtre National de Marseille and once the place where fish from the last catch were traded. On the other, the Capitainerie, the official residence of the port's officers. Here you'll findexcellent restaurants where you can indulge in the flavours of the sea. 

Continuing north, you'll find the famous MuCem, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, the Cathedral de la Major and, finally, the Joliette district and its famous harbor terraces. 

On the other side of the harbor, on the city side, you can head for Saint-Victor Abbey, Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica and the Marseille prefecture. On the seafront, heading south along the coast, you can discover the Palais du Pharo, the Catalans beach with its beautiful white sand, the traditional little port of Vallon des Auffes, Parc Valmer and Vallon de l'Oriol. 

And finally, in the far south, you'll find the Avenue du Prado, the Orange Vélodrome stadium and the typical Prado beaches, made of small gravel stones.

How to get to Marseille

Marseille is a city built on its proximity to the sea. We therefore recommend following the Mediterranean Sea, from north to south or south to north, to discover the city's wonders. With a private busyou can follow the itinerary without losing sight of the city and the sea. You can take home souvenirs and Marseilles specialities without worrying about transport. And you can stroll the streets at every stop.