Details: Where to go and what to know in Marseille

Friday, December 17, 2010; 12:25 PM

Getting there

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

Le Peron

56 Corniche President Kennedy


Sleek bouillabaisse restaurant with terrace perched on a seaside cliff. Bouillabaisse is about $70.

Pizzaria Etienne

43 Rue de Lorette

Old-school family restaurant for pizza Marseille-style and house specialties such as fried squid. Entrees from about $14.50.

La Grotte

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

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