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Marseille

Getting Here

The main train station is the Gare St-Charles on the TGV line, with frequent trains to and from Paris, Nice and Italy, and Arles. Note that inside the train station, SOS Voyageurs (04–91–62–12–80 www.sosvoyageurs.org Mon.–Sat. 9–7) helps with children, senior citizens, and lost luggage. The Gare Routière is at Square Narvick (04–91–08–16–40). Here you will find Cartrieze (08–10–00–13–26 www.lepilote.com) controlling the routes into and from the Bouches du Rhone; Lignes Express Régionales—LER—(08–21–20–22–03 www.info-ler.fr) operates coaches between Marseille and Nice via Aix-en-Provence (€30.80 one-way fare). Marseille has a good local bus, tram, and métro system. Most of the lines service the suburbs, but several stop in the city center (including Gare St-Charles, Colbert, Vieux Port, and Notre-Dame; tickets €1.50 for trips up to an hour, or €5 for day passes; www.rtm.fr) and can help you get around quickly.

Visitor Information

Marseille Tourist Office (11 la Canebière, Marseille, 13001. 08–26–50–05–00 (€0.15 per minute). www.marseille-tourisme.com.)

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