One-Week France Beach Holiday in Marseille

Notre Dame de la Garde Cathedral and Statue Of Child And Lion in Marseille, France
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8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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7 nights included
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Escape to Marseille on a memorable 8-day beach vacation. Dive into relaxation at beautiful beaches like Calanque d'En-Vau, Plages du Prado, Plage de l'Huveaune, and Calanque de Sormiou for the ultimate holiday experience. Sun, sand, and relaxation await in France!

Experience bliss as you swim in turquoise blue waters, walk along beaches of light pebbles, and listen to the relaxing sound of waves. With this beach holiday package, you’ll have a comfortable and fun-filled vacation in Marseille, one of the best beach destinations in France.

This well-crafted itinerary offers 8 days and 7 nights in Marseille, near the most stunning beaches. Indulge in sea-to-table dining at top restaurants, savoring the freshest flavors of Marseille. As the sun sets, experience nightlife by the sea at popular bars, bringing a perfect end to your idyllic escape.

Enjoy hassle-free travel planning by including flights to France in your package. Upon your arrival in Marseille, hop into your rental car, transfer, or public transportation and let the fun begin! Beautiful beaches and other wondrous sights await your discovery!

Whether you’re into thrilling water sports or seeking a peaceful retreat, Marseille offers something for everyone. At Calanque d'En-Vau alone, you can spend your days enjoying various beach activities like sup-surfing and kayaking. It’s an idyllic place to unwind and explore beyond the glistening shore and turquoise blue waters.

As for accommodation, Marseille has an incredible selection of luxurious and affordable options catering to all travel styles. You'll choose from some of the most recommended places to stay in Marseille, ensuring your stay fits your needs.

When you're not swimming or sunbathing, you can take leisurely strolls along the beautiful coastline and visit iconic sights in Marseille. Among our top recommendations are the wonderful Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille) and the remarkable Calanques National Park.

Aside from sightseeing, you can also indulge in shopping. You'll have easy access to local markets and shopping areas from your lodgings. There, you can browse souvenir stores and buy gifts for people back home. Try local delicacies, chat with residents, and immerse yourself in the culture of the area.

To further elevate your beach vacation experience in Marseille, add exhilarating tours and exclusive tickets to your itinerary. Between admiring the mesmerizing seascapes, you can go on thrilling boat excursions, captivating island tours, or vibrant nightlife experiences. Our carefully selected options cater to every adventurer. Whether you're with family, friends, or on a solo journey, we'll help you transform your France getaway into an adventure of a lifetime.

This package holiday has everything you need to enjoy a smooth and hassle-free beach vacation in France. You’ll have comfortable accommodation at a prime location for 7 nights. There, you'll have easy access to top-rated local restaurants. Additionally, if you are keen to explore beyond Marseille, add an insured rental car to your holiday package. Enjoy the breeze of the sea as you cruise along the coastlines and embark on day trips to popular destinations in France.

Make the most of this deal by customizing it to your needs. Add flights to your package, reserve tickets or tours, and experience new things each day of your beach vacation. Plus, enjoy 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile application.

So, dig your toes into the sand and create memorable experiences on your retreat in Marseille. Choose your travel dates and start planning the best beach vacation in France!

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Hotel, 7 nights
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Destinations

Saint Jean Castle and Cathedral de la Major and the Vieux port in Marseille, France.Marseille / 7 nights

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Photo of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in Marseille, a port city in southern France.Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, La Joliette, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceMucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
Old city center and Marseille Cathedral (Cathedrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille). Top View.Cathédrale La Major
Palais LongchampPalais Longchamp
Parc BorélyParc Borély
Les Petits Trains de Marseille, Hôtel de Ville, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceLes Petits Trains de Marseille
Friche la Belle de Mai
Yachts reflecting in the still water of the old Vieux Port of Marseilles beneath Cathedral of Notre Dame, France, on sunriseOld Port of Marseille
La Vieille Charité, Les Grands Carmes, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceLa Vieille Charité
Abbaye Saint-VictorAbbaye Saint-Victor
Parc Émile Duclaux
Unité d'Habitation, Sainte-Anne, 8th Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceUnité d'Habitation
L'Ombrière de Norman Foster, Opéra, 1st Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceL'Ombrière de Norman Foster
The Marseille Soap Museum, Saint-Victor, 7th Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceThe Marseille Soap Museum
Calanque d'En-Vau

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Day 1

Day 1 – Marseille - arrival day

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  • Parc Émile Duclaux
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Your relaxing beach vacation in France begins in wonderful Marseille, your home for 8 days and 7 nights. The sight of Calanque d'En-Vau will instantly invigorate your spirit. In this beautiful paradise, you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful seascapes and crystal clear waters, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.

Experience a blissful retreat at Marseille, your ideal destination for a beach vacation in France. This city offers the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and unforgettable memories. With a range of accommodations to choose from, you'll find the perfect sanctuary to unwind and rejuvenate after a long day at the beach.

Once you've settled into your accommodation, get ready to explore the exploration-heavy Calanque d'En-Vau. This oasis offers access to all, free of charge, ensuring those who visit can enjoy a piece of paradise and the simple pleasures of beach life.

If you’re planning to swim, note that Calanque d'En-Vau has full protection from the waves.

Marseille also offers plenty of things to do when you’re not enjoying the turquoise blue waters of Calanque d'En-Vau. Make use of the good weather and add more fun to your beach vacation in Marseille with a little change of scenery and various experiences like sup-surfing and kayaking.

Parc Émile Duclaux is one spectacular attraction worth visiting. The attraction, which is a popular park in the area, has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,372 visitors.

After a day of exploring and having fun doing all your beach vacation activities, it’s time you get a taste of Marseille’s local food culture. Discover culinary delights ranging from fresh seafood to traditional cuisine, enhancing your beach vacation experience in Marseille with unforgettable flavors.

Transform your dining experience at Le Petit Nice, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Marseille, holding 3 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on seafood cuisine, Le Petit Nice has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

Indulge in culinary masterpieces at AM par Alexandre Mazzia in Marseille, renowned as a Bib-Gourmand recipient. With its 3 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The delectable creative cuisine at AM par Alexandre Mazzia is acclaimed far and wide.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Signature in Marseille. Its 1-Michelin star menu is crafted to delight your senses and transport you on a gastronomic journey. This distinguished restaurant, awarded with a Bib-Gourmand honor, offers modern dishes that have gained widespread acclaim from satisfied guests.

After your meal, it’s time to jazz up this night of your beach vacation in France. Enjoy a few drinks and have fun at the hottest bars in Marseille.

Unwind and make friends with the locals and other travelers at Bistrot l’Horloge. One of the top bars in Marseille, this spot is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,794 customers due to its variety of drinks and relaxing atmosphere.

End the night in France with a toast and prepare for another day of a fun beach vacation in Marseille and the light pebbles of Calanque d'En-Vau.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Marseille

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  • Parc Borély
  • Unité d'Habitation
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Watch the sunrise over the turquoise blue waters of Calanque d'En-Vau on day 2 of your beach vacation in France. Take part in exciting beach activities and explore Marseille’s hidden gems. With 6 nights left in Marseille, make every moment memorable!

Marvel at the pristine surroundings of the exploration-heavy Calanque d'En-Vau, known for its light pebbles and turquoise blue waters. This oasis offers access to all, free of charge. Here, you can also try your hand at various activities like sup-surfing and kayaking.

When you’re not lazing on the beach, you can spend time participating in water activities to make your beach vacation more fun. Or, take the opportunity to explore some of the most remarkable attractions in Marseille.

Parc Borély is one spectacular attraction worth visiting. The attraction, which is a popular park in the area, has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,618 visitors. Another must-see is the wonderful point of interest, Unité d'Habitation. It has been given an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,959 people.

To double the fun and excitement on your beach vacation in France, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience Marseille’s unique culture.

After a day at the turquoise blue beach and exploring the hidden gems of Marseille, take a break for a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in the area. Whether you're craving fresh seafood, traditional cuisine, or international delights, Marseille offers an array of culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Twist Avenue while you’re in Marseille. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 618 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Following a delicious meal, an after-dinner drink at the best bars nearby is the best way to end day 2 of your beach vacation in Marseille. Savor the unique atmosphere of seaside nightlife as you relax and make some new friends.

Experience the unique nightlife by the beach at O'Malley and order your favorite drinks. This highly-recommended bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 from 1,796 customers.

Raise your glass to an amazing night in Marseille as you look ahead to another fantastic day of your beach vacation in France!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Marseille

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  • Cathédrale La Major
  • La Vieille Charité
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Delve deeper into the wonders of Marseille on day 3 of your splendid seaside escapade in France! A trip to an enchanting new spot maximizes the 5 nights you have left in this mesmerizing coastal retreat, so take the plunge!

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Calanque d'En-Vau, renowned as one of the most stunning beaches in Marseille. Gather your beach buddies and prepare for a delightful day filled with activities that will keep you entertained, like sup-surfing and kayaking.

Ready for some sightseeing? Make the most of the good weather and let your colorful flip-flops take you to some of the famous attractions in Marseille.

Take a trip to the remarkable Cathédrale La Major. This popular catholic cathedral in Marseille has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,714 reviews. Another wonderful place to visit is La Vieille Charité, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,847 travelers.

Make more amazing memories during your beach vacation in France by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Marseille, immersing yourself in local customs and meeting new friends.

After a day of doing some exciting beach vacation activities, it’s now time to satisfy your cravings by sampling the best food in Marseille. Delight in the flavors of fresh seafood, traditional cuisine, and international dishes crafted with local ingredients.

Make sure to reserve a table at Coogee, an iconic dining spot in Marseille. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 533 satisfied guests.

After your meal, it’s time to jazz up this night of your beach vacation in France. Enjoy a few drinks and have fun at the hottest bars in Marseille.

Experience the unique nightlife by the beach at La Caravelle and order your favorite drinks. This highly-recommended bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 from 1,587 customers.

End day 3 with a toast, and prepare for another unforgettable and fun day of your beach vacation in Marseille!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Marseille

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  • Abbaye Saint-Victor
  • The Marseille Soap Museum
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Prepare for some fun under the sun on day 4 of your beach vacation in Marseille. Go for a nice swim in the turquoise blue waters of Calanque d'En-Vau and enjoy the breathtaking coastal views. Looking for a change of scenery? Make the most of your remaining 4 nights in this top beach destination!

Set out to discover the charms of the exploration-heavy Calanque d'En-Vau, providing access to all, free of charge.

As for entertainment, Calanque d'En-Vau is a playground for fun and rejuvenating beach activities such as sup-surfing and kayaking.

Prepare to be enchanted by the allure of Marseille's captivating attractions. To begin, we have curated the best attractions in Marseille for you.

One of the top sights you should check out in Marseille is the captivating Abbaye Saint-Victor. This has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,907 visitors. Another famous sight you should see during your holiday is the captivating museum, The Marseille Soap Museum. The Marseille Soap Museum enjoys an outstanding rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,208 travelers.

Your destination has so much more to offer beyond its shores of light pebbles and turquoise blue waters. Discover more about this place and add more excitement to your beach vacation in France by embarking on popular tours and excursions. Joining tours will give you a deeper understanding of Marseille’s history and culture while meeting other adventurers like you.

After a day of exploring and having fun doing all your beach vacation activities, it’s time you get a taste of Marseille’s local food culture. Discover culinary delights ranging from fresh seafood to traditional cuisine, enhancing your beach vacation experience in Marseille with unforgettable flavors.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Le Bouchon Provençal, an acclaimed dining establishment in Marseille. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,207 satisfied guests.

After a delectable meal, unwind at one of the popular bars in Marseille. There’s no better way to spend the rest of your day than enjoying a magnificent view of the sunset with your favorite drink in hand.

Number one on our list of recommendations is Le Café de la Banque, where many locals and visitors hang out for a drink or two. Around 1,223 bar-goers have given this bar an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Celebrate a day of sightseeing and partying near Calanque d'En-Vau as you look forward to another wonderful day in France!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Marseille

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  • Les Petits Trains de Marseille
  • Old Port of Marseille
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Put on your beach hat as day 5 in Marseille promises another day of new discoveries. Have breakfast by the shores of Calanque d'En-Vau for a one-of-a-kind experience. You still have 3 nights to savor in this beautiful paradise. So if you’re excited to experience another beach, Plage de l'Huveaune stands ready to enchant you with its unique charm and inviting atmosphere.

Slip into your flip-flops and get ready to explore the exploration-heavy Calanque d'En-Vau, a remarkable getaway providing access to all, free of charge. Enjoy hours of fun sup-surfing and kayaking at Calanque d'En-Vau. At the end of the day, unwind on Calanque d'En-Vau’s light pebbles as the sun dips below the horizon.

After admiring the beautiful views from the beach and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, get ready to explore some of the famous sights in Marseille! With accommodation located close to the area's most-visited attractions, sightseeing will be a breeze.

Make your first stop at the wonderful Les Petits Trains de Marseille. This unforgettable point of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 9,053 vacationers. If you want to make your beach trip more memorable, we recommend a visit to the wonderful seaport, Old Port of Marseille. Around 4,120 visitors have given it an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Take advantage of the good weather in Marseille when you join popular activities and tours. These experiences offer the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself in the culture of Marseille and create meaningful holiday memories.

Take a break from gallivanting around Marseille and sample the best-tasting food in the area. Aside from its enchanting turquoise blue waters and magnificent dreamy shores, Marseille takes pride in its many restaurants that offer a wide selection of savory meals, from local delicacies to fresh seafood.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Chez Roger. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Marseille has received a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from around 1,502 happy diners.

After your meal, wander along the seashore and witness the stunning sunset on the horizon. As the evening sets in, head to Marseille’s popular bars and experience the distinct nightlife by the beach.

Spend the night sipping your favorite cocktail at Bar Bu. This bar is among the most recommended in the area, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 648 customers.

Toast to a well-deserved beach vacation in this paradise called Marseille and look forward to another fantastic day in France!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Marseille

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  • Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
  • Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
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Day 6 of your leisurely beach vacation in France promises another day of fun in Marseille. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in this dreamy place surrounded by a picturesque view, surrounded by nature in a secluded environment, with natural shadows creating a cooling sanctuary for beachgoers, surrounded by cliffs and a haven of serenity, and hidden and nestled within a gorge. For a change of pace from Calanque d'En-Vau, explore Plage de l'Huveaune for a new and rejuvenating experience.

Surrounded by a picturesque view, surrounded by nature in a secluded environment, with natural shadows creating a cooling sanctuary for beachgoers, surrounded by cliffs and a haven of serenity, and hidden and nestled within a gorge, Calanque d'En-Vau serves as a beautiful backdrop for a terrific holiday in Marseille.

If you haven’t already, you can try sup-surfing and kayaking at Calanque d'En-Vau with your friends or family today. For those just looking to unwind, Calanque d'En-Vau is a haven where you can enjoy leisurely strolls along its light pebbles while taking in the relaxing sight of its turquoise blue waters.

Get into your favorite beach attire and grab your camera for a day of sightseeing and exploring in Marseille. Don't forget to interact with the warm and friendly locals.

Basilica of Notre-Dame of la Garde is one of the must-visits in the area. This place is a favorite among travelers, with 36,436 individuals having rated it 4.7 out of 5 stars. Another sight you shouldn't miss is the wonderful Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. Because of this museum's unique features, Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,446 visitors.

To double the fun and excitement on your beach vacation in France, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience Marseille’s unique culture.

After a day of beach vacation activities and exploration, it’s time to enjoy the local food culture. Taste the delicious dishes of Marseille from the best restaurants in the area near Calanque d'En-Vau.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Nul Part Ailleurs. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Marseille boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 1,400 visitors.

After an amazing meal, you can continue your nighttime adventures in Marseille at its bars. Whether you prefer relaxing at an exclusive bar or spending most of your night at a bar with live music or a dance floor, Marseille has the perfect spot for you.

Unwind and make friends with the locals and other travelers at The Queen Victoria. One of the top bars in Marseille, this spot is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 3,995 customers due to its variety of drinks and relaxing atmosphere.

End day 6 in France with a toast, and prepare for another unforgettable and fun day of your beach vacation in Marseille, near Calanque d'En-Vau!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Marseille

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  • Palais Longchamp
  • Friche la Belle de Mai
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Day 7 of your coastal holiday in Marseille offers more awe-inspiring Calanque d'En-Vau vistas. But if the adventurer in you craves something different, set foot on Plage de l'Huveaune, another beach of enchanting beauty. With 1 night to immerse yourself in this haven surrounded by a picturesque view, surrounded by nature in a secluded environment, with natural shadows creating a cooling sanctuary for beachgoers, surrounded by cliffs and a haven of serenity, and hidden and nestled within a gorge, each moment is a snapshot of paradise.

Dive into the scenic beauty of Calanque d'En-Vau, a gem offering access to all, free of charge. A day of exhilaration awaits with sup-surfing and kayaking, catering to every whim and fancy.

When you’re not lazing on the beach, you can spend time participating in water activities to make your beach vacation more fun. Or, take the opportunity to explore some of the most remarkable attractions in Marseille.

One of the top attractions you should visit in the area is the Palais Longchamp. This place is a well-known water tower and tourist spot, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 12,768 reviews. Another must-see attraction is the Friche la Belle de Mai, a charming bar, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,400 people.

Make more amazing memories during your beach vacation in France by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Marseille, immersing yourself in local customs and meeting new friends.

After a day at the turquoise blue beach and exploring the hidden gems of Marseille, take a break for a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in the area. Whether you're craving fresh seafood, traditional cuisine, or international delights, Marseille offers an array of culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds.

Make sure to book a table at Paulette - Restaurant Vieux Port, a popular restaurant in Marseille. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,345 satisfied guests.

An after-dinner drink at the best bars nearby is the best way to end day 7 of your beach vacation in Marseille. Sipping on a refreshing beverage, you can reflect on the day's adventures and anticipate the wonders that tomorrow will bring.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Vapiano. This famous bar in Marseille has an incredible rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 3,064 customers.

Raise your glass to an amazing night near Calanque d'En-Vau as you look ahead to another fantastic day of your beach vacation in France!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Marseille - departure day

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  • L'Ombrière de Norman Foster
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Slip on your favorite beach outfit as your beach vacation in France ends on day 8. This is your last chance to indulge in the sun and turquoise blue waters of Marseille and create memorable experiences at the stunning Calanque d'En-Vau.

Make the most of your beach vacation in Marseille on your last day. Depending on your flight schedule, you may be able to squeeze in some last-minute exploring of the area’s attractions and shopping centers after enjoying Calanque d'En-Vau and its turquoise blue waters one last time.

The wonderful L'Ombrière de Norman Foster is a perfect place to visit for a lovely beach holiday finale in France.

You can also take this opportunity to have a meal at one of Marseille’s go-to restaurants to cap off the last day of your beach vacation in France.

Finally, it’s time to bid farewell to France and end your beach vacation in Marseille. The memorable experiences you’ve had in the coastal gem of Marseille are bound to remain etched in your memory for the rest of your life.

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