Details: Where to go and what to know in Marseille
Delta offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Marseille for $723 round-trip.
Where to stay
The New Hotel of Marseille
71 Boulevard Charles Livon
Pop-art-filled design hotel with great views over the port. Rooms from about $200.
Residence du Vieux Port
18 Quai du Port
Recently renovated hotel on the port. Rooms from about $120.
Where to eat
56 Corniche President Kennedy
Sleek bouillabaisse restaurant with terrace perched on a seaside cliff. Bouillabaisse is about $70.
43 Rue de Lorette
Old-school family restaurant for pizza Marseille-style and house specialties such as fried squid. Entrees from about $14.50.
Calanque de Callelongue
Operatic decor in a family-run restaurant in a rustic fishing port at the city limits. Entrees from about $22.
What to do
Musee des Docks Romains
10 Place Vivaux
A collection of amphorae and other objects from Roman-era warehouses, boats and docks discovered in Marseille. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June through September). About $3.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Place Colonel Edon
Historic, richly decorated basilica and crypt on a hilltop offering Marseille's most sweeping panoramas. Open daily 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Free.
--Robert V. Camuto