Marseille's main station:  Click for location & city map...

Marseille has one main central railway station, called Marseille St Charles.  It's a terminus, with 14 dead-end platforms lettered A to N from right to left as you stand on the concourse and look towards them.  The station has all the usual facilities, ticket office, waiting room, shops, food kiosks.

Marseille st Charles station exterior

Marseille St Charles station...

Marseille st Charles station exterior

Marseille St Charles stands on a low hill.  When you walk out onto the forecourt you'll find a terrace with fabulous views over the city.  There are steps down to the road to your left, visible here on the left of this photo.  This photo also shows the famous Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde on its hill, to the south of the Vieux Port.

Inside Marseille St Charles station   Inside Marseille St Charles

Inside Marseille St Charles station...

The Thello train from Marseille to Milan   TER regional train from Marseille to Nice

The Thello train to Milan on platform A...

 

A double-deck regional train from Marseille to Nice...

Intercite train from Marseille to Bordeaux

An Intercité from Marseille to Toulouse & Bordeaux boarding on platform F...

Luggage storage...

The station has left luggage lockers on platform A, see here for opening times & prices.

Getting around...

Hotels...

Visiting Marseille...

Marseille is a fabulous place to spend a few days, plenty to see from the Vieux Port to the Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde to the infamous Chateau d'If on it's island out in the bay, France's own 17th century Alcatraz.  There are plenty of good seafood restaurants in the old town, too.  If you can manage a stopover, do so...

Steps from Marseille station to the road   Steps from Marseille station to the road

Steps from station terrace down to the road...

 

Ferry to the Chateaux d'If...

Vieu Port, Marseille

Marseille's Vieux Port, with the Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde on its hill.  This is an early morning view from my room at the Grand Hotel Beauvau.  The terminal for ferries to the Chateau d'If is in the centre of this photo.  The roads on the left are full of seafood restaurants...

Marseille's Chateau d'If

The Chateau d'If, France's 17th century Alcatraz.  See Wikipedia entry.  The Chateau's website is www.chateau-if.fr.

Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde   Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Inside the Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde...

 
Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde  

Pictures given to the church by those who escaped accidents...

 

The Eglise Notre Dame de la Garde, the symbol of Marseille.  See Wikipedia entry


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