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Practical information for a stay in MARSEILLE

To ensure a smooth stay in Marseille during the Rugby World Cup, here’s some practical information.


The official language is French. However, you’ll often find English speakers in tourist attractions, restaurants and hotels.


The Euro (€) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are readily available.


In September and October, Marseille enjoys a Mediterranean climate with pleasant temperatures, ideal for attending rugby matches. However, a jacket is recommended for cooler evenings.

Emergency numbers

The general emergency number in France is 112. You can call this number for police, fire and ambulance services.

Opening hours

Stores are generally open from 10am to 7pm, while restaurants serve lunch from 12pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.


Marseille is a safe city, but as in all big cities, it’s advisable to remain vigilant and take basic precautions, such as not displaying valuables and keeping your personal belongings within sight.


France uses E-type plugs, so don’t forget to bring an adapter if you’re traveling from a country using another type of plug.

Tap water

Tap water in Marseille is drinkable, so you can fill your water bottles without any problem.


In conclusion, with the right preparation, your stay in Marseille for the Rugby World Cup should be a memorable experience.

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