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A day in Marseille.

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A day in Marseille.

Hi can anyone suggest a good itinerary for a day in Marseille next year, two adults. We're staying further down the coast with a group but we want to come down for a day and see the city. We'll be arriving by train.

Also wondering if there is a stadium tour available at the Stade Vélodrome.

Thanks.

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1. Re: A day in Marseille.

Yes, there are stadium tours at the Velodrome, daily during school hols and Weds, Sat and Sun at other times. You can get there easily by Metro from the main train station. There's also a rather rubbish OM "museum" at the Velodrome and a huge OM boutique. Details: http://bit.ly/hKvH0Q

It's sometimes possible to watch the OM squad training but the training centre is a bit out of town -- probably too far for a day trip.

Otherwise, the main sights are the Chateau d'If (two-three hours including the boat trip), Notre Dame de la Garde and the Panier, or Old Town. If you are interested in architecture, Le Corbusier's pioneering modernist apartment block, the Radiant City, is just down the road from the Velodrome. More about how to get to these places and what else to see: http://bit.ly/9DVXZG

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2. Re: A day in Marseille.

Thanks that all sounds great! Definitely want to see the Château d'If it looks really interesting that will be my priority. We'll aim to get to the city quite early and spend a full day there. We're going to be staying further down the coast in Frejus I guess you can get to Marseille quite easily by train.

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3. Re: A day in Marseille.

There's a regular direct service MRs-Frejus -- it takes about one hour 40 mins. There isn't a huge amount to see in the Chateau d'if itself, but it's an atmospheric place and a very nice boat trip. And you'll find plenty of things to fill out the day. Enjoy!

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