The hottest months of the year are considered to be July and August however this period often features rather cool and amiable weather favorable for city tours. Summer is considered to be the season of tourist heat in Marseille that is why hotel booking should be made in advance.
Many museums and landmarks, though being free for visiting, may change the working schedule according to the season. Before setting off to the next tour one should specify the working schedule of an establishment for visit in advance. This can be made as in tourist information center so directly in the hotel.
Local cafés and restaurant welcome tipping. The tips should be about 5 – 10% of the total sum of the bill. In some upscale establishments service charge is included into the bill. In this case the check will get the “service compis” sign. Tips are practiced in taxi, hotels and beauty parlors.
To rent a car one will need passport and international driving license as well as a credit card with enough limit to cover the rent. Customers under 21 may be denied in service rendering as well as those who drives a car for less than a year.
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