Trip Report

Beautiful Marseille, Les Calanques and Montpellier!

Its a perfect location for a new adventure! Marseille, Les Calanques and Montpellier are the perfect places to enjoy a cultural experience and beautiful landscapes!

by gabriela cortesAbout Me:I'm a 21 year old Colombian girl, living in Bogotá and attending Law School. I love to travel and I have lived in Canada and France, looking forward to live in many other parts of the world. read more

EuropeFrance4 days / August 2018

Highs & Lows

Les Calanques are just 15 minutes from Marseille and its the most incredible experience! Perfect for a good swim and a picnic

There can be parts of town with low maintenance in terms of trash cleaning but nothing mayor.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have stayed another night in Montpellier to get to know the city better.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    There where some parts of Marseille that hadn't been cleaned out properly and you could see a lot of trash on the streets so it smelled funny sometimes.

  • How was the food?

    There are a lot of good restaurants in Marseille, one I really liked is called L'Épuisette, it has a great location and the wine menu is extensive. They serve sea food. In Montpellier I really recommend Le Bistrok

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Stay in a hotel or Airbnb near downtown in both Marseille and Montpellier so you can be walking distance to many great spots.

  • Packing tips?

    Be prepare for going hiking and swimming but also for a night of drinks and party.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Taking the bus is a great option, is really cheap and none of the trips takes more than 2 hours

  • Booking details?

    I personally did everything on my own, there are really easy cities to tour so I don't think a travel agency is necessary.

Lodging

  • We stayed in an Airbnb that was near downtown. It was really good and also its cheaper if you get to go with more people.

  • I stayed in a great Airbnb along 4 other friends. It's really the best choice since you can also cook at the apartment and be able to save some money