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Vieux Port is situated in Saint-Charles Station, a location known for being walkable. Unique for its university setting, this locale has a number of tantalizing choices for dining, drinking, and sipping a cup of coffee. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the sea, beaches, and parks. Start by booking a hotel near Vieux Port, which is a great base for sightseeing in the greater Marseille area.
While you're out visiting Vieux Port, you can enjoy some other sightseeing in and around Marseille. There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping, sailing, and boating. Some top local attractions include the museums, monuments, and university.
Plage des Catalans, Prado Beach, and Borely Beach are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. Jardin des Vestiges, Palais Longchamps, or 26th Centenary Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Centre Bourse, Vieux Port, and Docks of Joliette are other spots for some local fun.
Musee de la Marine, Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, and Musee des Beaux-Arts feature a variety of exhibits. At Marseille Opera House, La Friche Belle de Mai, and Centre de la Vieille Charite, you'll learn about local culture. Saint Vincent de Paul Church, La Vieille Charite, and Place Castellane are significant monuments. La Plaine, Cathedral la Major, and Abbaye de Saint Victor are well-known local landmarks. Take a tour of campus around University of Aix-Marseille I, University of Aix-Marseille II, or University of Aix-Marseille III.
Bring the family to Chateau de la Buzine, Eurocopter, and Karting de L'Etang. Some of the area's most popular sights are Museum of Civilizations in Europe and the Mediterranean, Notre-Dame de la Garde, and Chateau d'If. Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, Musee des Docks Romains, and La Criee National Theater of Marseille are other must-sees.
Arrive at the Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence) airport, and then travel 12.8 miles (20.7 km) to Saint-Charles Station to see Vieux Port. If your plans include public transit, the closest metro stations are Reformed - Canebiere Station, Noailles Station, and St. Charles Station. You can take the train to Marseille St-Charles Station, but Marseille Blancarde Station and Marseille St-Barthelemy Station are also in the vicinity. The local port is another option if arriving by water.