Marseille is France's second largest city with a large port in southern France. With not a lot of interesting sights, consider heading to nearby Aix-en-Provence 30km to the north.
Where You're Docked
Ships dock at the commercial port a couple of miles north of the city. Shuttles are usually provided into the city dropping off by Hotel de Ville (City Hall) though you can also take a taxi. Update June 2013 - the port may provide a free shuttle to the city.
Information on getting to the terminal from Marseille Tourism website http://www.marseille-tourisme.com/en/marseille-cruises/join-your-cruise/print/1/
Money and Tipping
Marseille has a metro and tram network but it isn't too handy for tourists. Sights in the city center are easily reachable on foot.
Search hotels in Marseille here
Shopping & Restaurants
Centre Bourse is a large mall at the end of Vieux-Port. Noailles market is an interesting ethnic market just east of Vieux-Port near the same named metro station. La Canebiere is the city's main street and the city centre is around rue Paradis. Place Thiars pedestian zone on the south side of Vieux-Port has many restaurants and cafes. Marseille is known for excellent pizza and bouillabaisse, a fish stew originated from here.
Try cafes and restaurants for free wifi.