During the kids recent school holiday, we jumped on the train from Nice to Marseille, leaving Wednesday afternoon and arriving back in Nice on Friday afternoon. We chose to take the local TER train although there is also a high speed TGV making the same trip. The ride is about 2.5 hours for both trains and because there was no real advantage to speed, we decided to save a few euros with the TER.
We had less than 2 days in the city, but we were able to check off all items on the “things to do in Marseille” list with the exception of one. We ran out of time to visit the Parc National des Calanques. If you have the time, I’d advise adding this to your itinerary.
In all honesty, Marseille wasn’t my favorite city on the French Riviera to visit with kids. It seemed to be better suited to those looking to enjoy the nightlife. That said, I’m glad we made the journey to see the third largest city in France. We all loved visiting Chateau d’If and the Notre Dame especially.
Things to Do in Marseille with Kids: