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    • Bilyana's Profile Photo

      Daycares/drop in programs for young kids while on vacation

      Nice Mar 10, 2015 at 12:02 AM

      Hi everyone,
      We are planning to spend 2 weeks in Nice in August and I'm looking for a possiblity of my kids (4 and 6) being immersed in French language/ culture by spending some time with French speaking kids. They are in French program here in Canada and know basics, and I'm thinking that it would be very benefitial for them to have that exposure ( couple hours a day/ half day or so).
      Is there any drop in programs that you would know of and would recommend.
      Thank you!!!!

    • Printing Services

      Nice Mar 4, 2015 at 1:33 AM

      Hello Forum,
      I need to print out a Microsoft Word file. Can anyone suggest a service in Nice which does that? I ask because my poor research skills are preventing me from finding an answer.
      Thank you,

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      Camping in cote d'azur

      Nice Mar 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      Hi everyone again!
      We came up with the idea of renting a cottage/ cabin on a family friendly campground site. Now we need some suggestions. Here's what our criteria is:
      Ideally where no car is needed ( we will be likely coming by train from Paris)
      Kids club on site
      Options of getting groceries close by
      Proximity to the beach
      Clean and safe
      Budget friendly

      Wondering If a place like this is even existent or is it too much to ask for. If you have any ideas, please post, i would be very grateful. My french is quite limited and it's tough to do research on my own.

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      1st-time visitor

      Nice Mar 1, 2015 at 4:09 PM

      I will be in Nice in mid-April and would appreciate any suggestions regarding neighborhoods and hotels to stay in and things to do.

    • Car buglaries

      Aix-en-Provence Mar 21, 2015 at 9:06 PM

      Is it safe to leave suitcases in a car for short stops in small towns between Aix and Avignon?

    • Itinerary For 4 Days

      Avignon Mar 7, 2015 at 9:11 AM

      Hi. I would like to ask for suggestions for a 4 day trip to Avignon in late June. We were not planning on hiring a car. 2 adults.

      Many thanks

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      Location near beach and mountains, Cote d'Azur

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Mar 15, 2015 at 3:14 AM


      We are planning a 3 week summer holiday in France (August-September) and I am thinking somewhere between Nice and Menton/Ventimiglia (Italy).

      During our holidays we usually spend 1 day relaxing at the beach and the next day hiking, so close proximity to the beach and being close to the main roads into the mountains is a must.

      Accommodation at walking distance of the beach would be great, but alternatively a place more into the mountains/mainland, about 30 min driving from the beach, would be acceptable as well since we'll have a car.

      A sandy beach is appreciated but not a must.

      We don't care for nightlife and prefer a quiet place over busy city (such as Nice).

      We just need a simple apartment with kitchen, and somewhere to sit outside like a balcony or garden....We won't be spending too much time in the apartment anyway.

      Do you have any suggestions on the best locations to stay?

      Thanks for your time!


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      Not City Pass, but Transportation Pass

      by Sandypaws3 Online Now Feb 2, 2015 at 8:11 AM

      We'd like to purchase a 24 hour transportation pass in Marseille. According to what I've read the pass -- don't know the name -- is similar to the Mobilis Pass in Paris. However, it seems that like the Paris Visite, the City Pass is pushed to tourists. We wouldn't mind purchasing the City Pass if we were going to be there longer, but we're not -- only enough time to walk around and see a few things, in addition to dining in a restaurant. Where can one purchase the 24 hours, 5 Euros (or thereabouts) transportation pass, not the City Pass? Thanks!

      15 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM
    • Marseille one and half day stay

      by debasisguru Online Now Nov 1, 2014 at 2:17 AM

      Hello All,

      I will be in marseille from noon of 22nd September to morning of 24th september. So excluding the nights, I have one and half day...I am interested in visiting the calanques , Notre–Dame de La Garde,,Chateau d'If. But not sure how to divide my time. Can you suggest please?

      3 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 1:43 AM
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      Can anyone help me with car parking outside Marseille?

      by Archway Online Now Sep 21, 2014 at 5:47 AM


      I wonder if anyone could recommend a safe place to park (public car park) east or southeast of Marseille? It should be close to a station or bus route so that we can get into Marseille. I do not want to take our car into Marseille.

      We are ideally looking for somewhere in La Valentine as we'll be visiting some shops there. We would then like to leave our car in the area to go into Marseille for half a day, maybe 5 or six hours. I don't think we can just leave our car in the car park of a shop. We know that there is a bus that runs through La Valentine to Marseille i.e. bus no. 50 [Castellane - Les Escourtines] so any public car park that is safe in the area would be our first choice.

      Many thanks


      2 Answers Sep 21, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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      music, rock & roll; punk, gypsy

      by sharoncrouch Online Now Sep 2, 2014 at 7:52 AM

      I am lookin for bars/clubs/cafes that have local musicians who play rock& roll, punk..also Gypsy music, cafe and places where Gypsy people are !

      2 Answers Sep 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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      Looking for "local" Motorcycle bar/club

      by sharoncrouch Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      Anyone have the address of "local" motorcycle/bar in Marseille, France..please give address

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2014 at 8:01 AM
    • How can i go from Marseille to Nice?

      by isacmcm Online Now Jun 30, 2014 at 1:36 AM


      My vacations are already plan, but i'm trying to choose the best way to go from Marseille (gare saint Charles) to Nice ville.... I think to go by train, or by rent a car.... what you think is the best way?....

      Arriving to nice, we want to meet the towns arround, like Monaco, Cannes, Éze... can you tell the best way to do it? We're going to stay in a apartmente in Promonade des Anglais....
      How the One day Ticket work's?where can i buy it?... How did you do when you stay there?...

      Thank's :)

      11 Answers Jul 1, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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      Consigne Bagages at Marseille Saint-Charles

      by elisabethsb Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 1:48 AM

      Bonjour! I will be arriving at the Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles tomorrow afternoon and hope to check my suitcase at the consigne automatique before continuing to my next destination (a day trip to La Ciotat). I've read a lot about how this process works, how much it costs, where it's located, etc ... but I haven't been able to find any information about how much TIME it takes. I know that there is a metal detector/security procedure involved, so I imagine that it is not the speediest process in the world.

      My current ticket only allows me 20 minutes in between my arrival at Gare Saint-Charles and my departure via regional train to La Ciotat. Will this be enough time to check a bag at the consigne automatique and run to my train??

      Thank you,

      12 Answers Jun 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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      Is Marseille worth the visit?

      by DianaMS Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      I am planning an itineraryin France, and I found out a very cheap train that goes from the train station at Disneyland to: Marseille, Avignon or Montepllier (10euros each) I think it is a good way to get closer to Spain for a few euros, so I am considering to spend a day in Marseille. Is it worth the visit? I would also like to see Cracassonne since I will be in the south of France. Any other place you suggest?

      12 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Small hotels near Porte

      by Isobelneuberger Online Now Feb 28, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Safe for woman travelling alone, near public transport. Recommendations, please?

      7 Answers Mar 3, 2014 at 7:09 AM
    • 4 hours in Marseille

      by cathycritters Online Now Feb 18, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      A group of four of us are spending the night in Marseille because we are flying back home to Portland Oregon on a 7am flight. We will be arriving to Marseille by car, on the afternoon of Saturday June 21 from Avignon. Is there a great restaurant or something we can do that evening? I hate to waste even a minute of the last night of our vacation. Thank you!


      4 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 1:56 AM

      by Evamolnar Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 5:50 AM

      I will be cruising in July 2014 in the western Mediterranean, So it's starts in Barcelona. then Marseille.... now in Marseille I would like to know what excursion is worth it to see as we have limited time. from 9-3 I wanted to know if Cassis is worth seeing or Marseille tour??? To be honest I would like to find a private tour that would take us to Calanques, Cassis and this possible or even to see any parts of the French Riviera really? I will have 3 adults and 2 kids with us. Maybe the best tour should be half a day.....So Is there any tours you recommend from Marseille that will take you around> Our ship is MSC Cruises Splendida and they do offer Cassis, Marseille, etc,,,,but I want the kids to enjoy too and I want to know which city Or town is worth the excursion.....

      6 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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      Getting to Barcelona

      by AllieK Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      After abit of research I have discovered that there is no direct trains from Marseille to Barcelona. I am looking to travel on the 23rd of April (after Easter weekend). I contacted the train company and they said the only way to do it is travel to Port Bou, then stay overnight and continue on with the journey the next day. This made me also look at flying. I am not sure which one would cost less as i'm on a budget but I am very exciting for seeing Provence and don't want to have to get it out of my itinerary.

      Has anyone done this route and have any other suggestions on how to get there? It doesn't look like Eurolines has any ether.
      Bus or Train travel?
      Are both of these airports easy access to the city centre?
      Any thoughts!

      Thanks guys!

      30 Answers Jan 9, 2014 at 8:04 AM
    • Luggage storage around port or train station.

      by Edowd Online Now Nov 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      We are disembarking from a cruise in Marseille and have an entire afternoon before we fly out. We would like to store our luggage somewhere secure for the day. Any suggestions?

      2 Answers Nov 17, 2013 at 2:26 AM
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      Places to vist

      by AllieK Online Now Oct 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

      I will be travelling solo next April next year and would like to spend about 5-7 days in Provence. My base will be Marseille and i'm planning to just do day trips out. I will be using trains as i'm only 20 and am not legal to hire cars in Europe yet!

      What are some beautiful places to visit? I'm choosing destinations now so any suggestions would be great :)

      Also, Verdon looks amazing but is it possible to reach with no car? I would really like to go there
      Thank you everyone!

      3 Answers Oct 20, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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      Have to do

      by dickkingma Online Now Oct 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      On THE 20e of oktober we are with ou cruiseship in Marseille. Please advies wrat we Have to do in Marseille.



      4 Answers Oct 14, 2013 at 7:54 AM
    • Arriving by ship end of October

      by justmec2 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 8:29 AM

      We are four people arriving on the MSC Orchard ship for a day in Marseille. No idea where to begin to fill the day. Suggestions would be great.

      4 Answers Oct 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM
    • Arriving by ship end of October

      by justmec2 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      We are four people arriving on the MSC Orchard ship for a day in Marseille. No idea where to begin to fill the day. Suggestions would be great.

      1 Answer Oct 11, 2013 at 8:51 AM
    • Marseille Vs Montpellier

      by emememem Online Now Sep 27, 2013 at 8:39 PM

      I am choosing between living in Marseille and Montpellier. I am a young female, and i am moving to France to learn French and be an au pair. Does anyone have any advice?

      2 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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      A week in Provence

      by MuratU Online Now Sep 26, 2013 at 6:55 AM

      I'm planning to start my journey from Marseille and visit Aix and if possible go up to Cavaillon and explore Le Petit Luberon. Do you think I should definitely rent a car for visiting les Calanques, Cassis and the small villages of Luberon or can I just take the train/bus combination out of Marseille or Aix?

      So perhaps two or three days to visit les calanques (a boat excursion?) and cassis for swimming and sun bathing and spend the rest of the trip (5-6 days) visiting the local markets, eating excellent food, wine tasting and exploring the cultural sites?

      Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

      3 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 1:43 AM
    • Boat tour to the most spectacular Calanques: from Marseille OR Cassis?

      by FairfaxVA Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 4:52 AM

      We extend and spend 2 nights in Marseille before our cruise on Oct 5, to explore the area and more specifically, to see at least 5 Calanques. Where should we go for the best scenery? should we take the boat tour from Marseille or from Cassis? Some reviews say that the 3 most gorgeous ones are in Cassis En-Vau, Port Miou and Port Pin. Other reviews suggested Sugiton, Morgiou and Sormiou for the more dramatic, scenic coast line. Thanks for your input.

      3 Answers Sep 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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      Nice to Marseille and back!

      by DAVEDAPPER Online Now Sep 13, 2013 at 5:54 AM

      Got 4/5 day trip planned for this October 2013 , starting Nice then heading towards Marseille then back to Nice. Not sure which places to take in, how long needed each place etc etc what to see and do. In Marseille for PSG match sunday night- thats only concrete plan at the moment!


      4 Answers Sep 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    • Outdoor pools

      by nqyzrlk Online Now Aug 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      Is there any hotels that let non guests use pool facilites for a fee?

      1 Answer Aug 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM
    • Places to avoid

      by Thywen Online Now Aug 19, 2013 at 4:14 AM

      Hey fellow people from Marseilles. I will go to your city this September. I usually leave the beaten paths of the tourists in a city therefore it could happen, that I struggle into an area which I should avoid. Could you give me some hints which areas I should avoid.

      Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Aug 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM
    • Visiting the calanques

      by mohit9382 Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM


      We are planning to visit the Provence in August this year and will be staying in Avignon. As part of this trip we would like to see the Calanques. I looked up on the net and the only way to visit them is to travel to Marseille. There is good train connectivity between Avignon and Marseille, so i think we can manage to see the Calanques in a day.

      I just wanted some advice on what is the best way to see them ? I looked up in the forum and there are some boat trips from marseille. Should we take them or travel to cassis and then take a boat. I would appreciate if you can provide some guidance.

      Also do you think it will take the whole day to visit the calanques so that we can plan to see few places in marseille as well.

      Thanks in advance for your help.


      2 Answers Aug 13, 2013 at 1:48 AM
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      Shopping District

      by joansey Online Now Jul 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      What is the shopping district called near by the Longchamp Palace? We might be taking an excursion from our NCL cruise in Aug and need to know best places to shop in our limited time frame

      1 Answer Jul 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM
    • safety in Marseille

      by sa26 Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 5:48 AM

      I am travelling to Marseille and have seen quite a few articles/comments that it isn't a safe place to travel, which has gotten me a bit worried. Does anyone know if Marseille is still as dangerous and where the safest places to stay are?

      5 Answers Jul 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM
    • March Weathee

      by 6648 Online Now Jul 7, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      What is the weather like in March?
      Thinking of staying in Narbonne.

      5 Answers Jul 7, 2013 at 12:39 PM
    • 1 Day Port Excursion

      by EuroDeb Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 1:55 AM

      We will stopping in Marseille on 1 Sept 2013, and wanted advice on whether it is possible to independently go to Aix-en-Provence from Marseille and back in 1 day, and if so what is the best way to do it.  We will be in port from approx. 8am to 5pm.

      If this isn't practical, what would be the must do things in Marseille in one day?

      8 Answers Jun 26, 2013 at 2:47 AM
    • sports

      by kylekingeeep Online Now May 20, 2013 at 7:18 AM

      what sports is there in marsielle

      4 Answers May 20, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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      Visiting Provence Marseille for a few hours from the cruise terminal

      by pepemorris11 Online Now Apr 13, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      My husband( who has mobility problems and uses a walking stick) and I will be taking a Western Mediterrannean cruise leaving Rome and visiting Genoa, Provence (Marseilles), Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca and Valencia in Spain and back to Rome. When the ship docks, our time is limited when visiting these cities/towns.
      I am also hard-pressed for time to do my own homework what with all the packing and medical appointments for the 2 of us,hence would appreciate any suggestions as to how we could go about and see some of the sights or town.
      We don't have to do the must-see places unless it is really accessible by public transport as we are not taking the shore excursions from the ship as they are really astronomical in price and have been very disappointing.
      1) Would appreciate info on how to get to nearest public transport station be it bus/metro from cruise terminal.(even if possible whether there are free shuttles from the berth to entrance of cruise terminal as that would save us walking the distance)
      2) We don't even mind walking around town just enjoying the ambience so long as we can get reasonable and frequent public transport services back to cruise terminal.
      Would appreciate any kind of help asap as we are leaving in a ffew days' time
      Many thanks

      8 Answers Apr 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM