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Tips for a safe and pleasant stay in MARSEILLE

Marseille is a dynamic city with a wealth of culture, history and gastronomy to explore. However, like any big city, it’s important to take certain precautions and know some key information to make the most of your stay. Here are some practical tips for your visit to Marseille during the Rugby World Cup.


As in any big city, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take basic safety precautions. Avoid displaying valuables in public and be vigilant, especially in busy areas and on public transport. Don’t leave your belongings unattended, and keep your wallet and phone safe.


In France, service is generally included in the restaurant bill, but it’s customary to leave a small tip if you’re satisfied with the service. A tip of a few euros is generally sufficient.

Local customs and traditions

Marseillais are known for their outspokenness and warmth. A simple « Bonjour » or « Merci » delivered with a smile can go a long way to establishing a good relationship. Respect local customs and show courtesy in all circumstances.


Marseille enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you travel, and pack clothing appropriate to the season.

Travel restrictions

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, certain travel restrictions may be in place. Check the latest information on the French government website and that of your home country before planning your trip.

With a little preparation and knowledge, your stay in Marseille can be safe and enjoyable. Take advantage of all this vibrant city has to offer and experience the Rugby World Cup to the full. In the next article, we’ll explain how to get match tickets and enjoy rugby in Marseille.

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