Marseille is the second largest city in France and is considered one of the oldest in Europe. The city has a rich maritime heritage that still thrives today from its Vieux Port (Old Port) and Grand Port Maritime has become the leading commercial port of the Mediterranean. Marseilles also boasts fantastic shopping, museums and restaurants so finding entertainment won't be difficult. Marseilles stretches far along the coast and inland so hiring a car to traverse this city is recommended. Hertz have six locations in Marseille including the Airport so renting one should not be a problem.
Places to visit while in Marseille are numerable, one such attraction is the Vieux Port. On portside you can visit some of the restaurants and cafes and watch as fishermen sell their produce by auction, the fantastic view of the harbour is an added extra. Another must is the Notre Dame de la Garde Church. In this big church fishermen used to have their boats blessed hence all the models of boats from this church you can also get one of the best views of the city. Other attractions are the Palais de Longchamp, Marseille Cathedral, and Abbey of Saint Victor.
Renting a car in Marseille opens up the French Riviera and all it has to offer. From exhilarating and challenging drives along some of the most scenic coasts and mountains France has on offer, to the small picturesque villages and towns that are dotted here and there along them. You may also be lucky enough to find some of the more private and quieter beaches along the rugged coastline. Hiring a car is the way to go when you are visiting Marseille
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