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  • 3.0 star rating
    4/9/2014
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    It's rare for me to get on a tourist train of any kind normally, but, in this instance we decided to use it. As Marseille is quite a hilly city it kind of makes sense. We did both routes, red and green. The red route is in the old city and green route takes you to the Notre Dame up the hill.

    I wish we did not do the city tour as, we could have easily walked it ourselves. We love exploring cities by walking around and the trip was a total waste, considering how short it was. They drop you off for 30 mins at Rue de Panier and you are kind of stuck there for a while. The one going to the Notre Dame drops you off at the church and picks up twenty mins later. This is worth doing or, you can hop on the number 60 bus at Point Vieux and get up to the cathedral for about €1.90 ;-))

    They pack you in 4 to a row and I am sorry it's not comfortable when you are in the back row with three others packed in. I would recommend this trip for the Notre Dame but not for the city tour. You can do that yourself without spending any money ;-))

    All in all an ok experience and I am unlikely to take such tours again :-) walking is a great way to explore European city and getting lost in the laneways is part of the fun :-))) you also discover some amazing places in the process :-)))

    It's €7 and €8 for the trips per person. I would say taking public transport might be cheaper however, you would have to up with some rude French along the way, like we did. Pets are generally not allowed on Public transport from what I hear and, a few people were quite rude to us on the bus.

  • 1.0 star rating
    13/8/2012

    Skip this, it is a rip off.  You are forced off the train at the cathedral even if you do not want to get off.  They do not tell you this when you board the train and we speak French.  Then you have to wait for another train to return.  The crowd is huge waiting to leave.  The seating is not assigned but they will not let you sit where you want to.  It was awful and not worth the money.

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