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Preparing your trip to Marseille: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

acces vers la gare SNCF 1. The La Canebière street hosts a perfect tourist information center. All the guests of Marseille are recommended to start their city tours from this place. The center offers city maps absolutely free. One may book a city tour there, learn the schedule of upcoming cultural events. This is the place to buy travel passes for public transport.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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. Copyright
6. Drivers should keep in mind that any road traffic offence is charged with immense fees. Thus, the most serious offences on the road are considered to be overspeed and parking violation. Children under 12 should set only on the rear seat and the toddlers should travel only in child safety seat.
7. Photo and video recording is forbidden on the territory of museums and popular landmarks. In most cases the recording will be allowed at extra cost. Before the excursion one should specify this fact in order not to violate the rules.
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8. Prudent tourists should keep in mind that several times per month various museums of the city turn absolutely free. This will help to sufficiently reduce cost for city tour.
9. The city of Marseille is recommended to cruise on foot as in this case one will b able to fully embrace the beauty of the landmarks. The optimum city transport is considered to be a bus. Many tourists give preference to city trams as well.
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The fortress received the status of a historical monument of national significance in 1926. The ancient castle owes much of its fame to its literary fame. Alexandre Dumas wrote about the castle in his novel “The Count of Monte Cristo”. This novel remains one of the major masterpieces for French literature even today. The history of the castle became known around the world along with the incredible story of the writer. Part of the museum's exposition is dedicated to the work of Alexandre Dumas today. … Read further

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Travelling to Marseille - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Marseille. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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