Marseilles

Marseilles Airport Car Rental

On France′s southeastern coast, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Marseilles is the largest commercial port in the country and has been designated the European Capital of Culture 2013.  The international airport has an array of Marseilles airport car rental to book your car hire online.  With so many options, you are guaranteed to find the most suitable rental car to suit your needs on your holiday.

Things to see and do by rental car in Marseilles

Taking your rental car on a spin around the city, stick to the coast road and take in the view, such as the “Petite Nice” and the small fjords and rugged inlets.  In typical French style, the city is adorned with breathtaking Abbeys and Cathedrals, such as Saint-Victor Abbey with its 5th century catacombs below.  Other architectural sites of note are the Opera house – the Opera de Marseilles – and Phare de Sainte Marie lighthouse in the old port.

There are several art galleries and museums in Marseilles.  See original works by Picasso at the museum of modern art Musee Cantini.  After all that activity, plan a day on the beach, just a couple of kilometers drive from the center of the city.  There are five in total; the main beach is the Parc Balneaire du Prado.  Sail out into the Mediterranean to the Iles du Frioul, a collection of tiny limestone islands with a collection of rare flora and fauna.  The 16th century castle – then prison - Chateau d’If sits on an island close to the harbor, with stunning views of the city.

Enjoy evenings strolling through the old city, sample the local cuisine, including Pizzaria Etienne for the best pizza in town.

Driving the French Riviera in your hire car

Departing from Marseilles, drive your rental car all or part of the way along the French Riviera to the city of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival.  The total distance is almost 300km, so a couple of nights in the vibrant Cannes could be on the cards.

Whether you choose to drive the full distance, or make a daytrip of just part of the road, getting out of the city and exploring the coastline of cliffs, inlets and fjords by rental car provides superb views, and is well worth at least one day.  You will drive through picturesque fishing villages and wineries, including the town of Cassis, known for its white wine.

At the end of your holiday, return your hire car to Marseilles airport car rental and go straight to your check-in desk.  With such convenience and ease you can take the relaxed pace of southern France with you all the way home. 

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