Marseille: A delightful blend of history, outstanding seafood, culture and heritage
France’s second largest city and the capital of the Provence- Côte d'Azur region, the cosmopolitan city of Marseille lies on the southeast coast of France .
If you choose to leave your MSC cruise ship you really will be spoiled for choice during this part of your Mediterranean cruise vacation.
MSC guests already familiar with Marseille are invited to join us on our excursions that take you further afield. From the cultural hotspot that is Aix-en-Provence to the charming town of Cassis, you will enjoy the best deals on all local attractions.
Book-lovers may wish to swap one marine ship for another and hop on a boat transfer to the island of Chateau d’If, home to Alexandre Dumas’ fictional legend, the Count of Monte Cristo.
Port average temperature
Marseille has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, humid winters and hot, dry summers. January and February are the coldest months, averaging temperatures of around 8 to 9 °C. July and August are the hottest months. The mean summer temperature is around 23 to 24 °C.
In July the average maximum temperature is around 30°C. Marseille is known for the Mistral, a harsh cold wind originating in the Rhône valley that occurs mostly in winter and spring. Less frequent is the Sirocco, a hot sand-bearing wind, coming from the Sahara Desert.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.