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Marseille is the oldest and second largest city in France. It is a gorgeous port city, located in the far southeast of the country. While in Marseille, visit the infamous, ancient prison Chateau d'If, most well-known for its role in The Count of Monte Cristo. This impressive and ominous prison was originally constructed in 1524 as a fortress and remains on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul archipelago, bearing an incredible physical presence just off the coast of the city. Make sure to spend some time in the charming neighbourhood of Le Panier, Le Vieux Port (meaning "Old Port"). Also worth a visit in Marseille are the Palais de Longchamp and Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde.
There are many other popular French cities and regions within a comfortable driving distance of Marseille, as well as a myriad of inviting small towns to stop in an explore. If you're travelling out of Marseille on your holiday, venture over to the pleasant fishing town of Cassis, home to Cassis wine, less than an hour away. Continuing west towards the France-Italy border, you can relax in the lavish and elegant cities of Cannes, Nice and the principality of Monaco. To the west of Marseille, it is just a two-hour drive to Montpellier, a popular university town as well as one of France's most multicultural cities.
Our car hire suppliers in Marseille include Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and Europcar.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at the Marseille Provence Airport, as well as the Marseille St. Charles TGV Railway Station. Auto Europe also has depots at a variety of locations in the city centre. Enter your data in the search form to find the location and price that is best for you.
Marseille is the perfect city to start your self drive holiday around Europe. Travel to other continental Western European countries is usually permitted with no additional fees or restrictions for most vehicle categories. Some vehicle categories, such as luxury cars, have additional restrictions on international travel so it is always best to check at the time of booking that your planned itinerary will be permitted with the particular car you book. You can contact us for more information on multi-country rentals.
Driving in the city centre of Marseille can be difficult, as there are many narrow, one-way streets and frequent lane-changes. If you choose to drive in the city, metered parking is chargeable Monday through Saturday for a maximum time of 2-4 hours and generally costs about €1.50 per hour. There are also many options for private car parks throughout the city, which should charge €1.50-2.50 per hour, with daily maximums of €12.00-19.00.
Many motorways in France have tolls, both in and outside of urban areas. Toll charges depend on the distance and type of vehicle. Cash and credit are usually accepted, though booths may not always have personnel available, so try to carry smaller amounts in case exact change is required.