8 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in Marseille & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris
— 4 nights
End: Paris

3
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Calanque de Samena, then explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques, and then see the sky in a new way at Observatoire Astronomique.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille attractions planner.

Paris to Marseille is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 72°F and lows are around 54°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Observatoire Astronomique ©
Observatoire Astronomique
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris tour planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Montparnasse Tower ©
Montparnasse Tower

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