French Coast

We will be in the port of Marseille from 10am until 7pm in May. Everything we've read suggests taking the train along the coast which sounds like a good idea. Does anyone have suggestions on how best to spend our time while there, and see a bit of the French Riviera?

Posted by Southam
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
910 posts

The train along the coast to Nice is relatively slow, even when the cars belong to the TGV system. Some views are picturesque; others are routine. The ride certainly won't give you any true flavour of the Riviera. Better to settle into a good seafood restaurant along the famous Marseille harbour, slurp up the bouillabaisse, and ponder the atmosphere of a tough, historic home of mariners and survivors. Or, if you are on a cruise and feel the need of solid ground, hop over to the university town of Aix-en-Provence for a couple of hours.