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Located northwest of Marseille, the 16th district is one of the boroughs associated with the famous northern districts of the Phocaean city. As a result, this area of the city does not really have a good reputation, even if the 16th still has the advantage of being by the sea… Yet this district also has a lot of character as it looks like a Provençal village in some neighbourhoods like around Grawitz Boulevard and Jean Labro where the streets are peaceful. On the Estaque side, the feeling of tranquillity is the same due to the small streets and the many shops. On the heights, the houses of Riaux confirm this impression of being in a Provençal village, with a magnificent view over the sea as a bonus! Finally, the 16th district is very lively due to its fishing and pleasure port where there are several restaurants and leisure activities, such as water sports. It is finally in the port that the charm of the 16th district of Marseille is truly concentrated!

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The best time to go to Marseille is in spring or autumn, during the low season. Hotel and restaurant prices are much lower than in summer at this time and the beaches are almost deserted. As for the climate, it is ideal, warm but not too hot, and you can often swim from spring to late November in autumn. Winter is the very low tourist season ñ but the climate remains mild with the possibility of many ñ hiking under the sun. The high tourist season is of course summer, July and August, the roads are crowded and the fares are easily tripled. It is then really necessary to book your stay early if you want to have a place and not leave all your savings there. Marseille is indeed an increasingly touristic city and it is not only appreciated by the French but also by a very large number of foreign tourists. If you go to Marseille in summer, it's the right time for outdoor festivals and you can easily find an exhaustive list of these festivals at the Tourist Office.

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Le château d'If et les îles du Frioul - Lawrence Banahan - Author's Image
La Calanque de Sormiou, aux environs de Marseille - TOM PEPEIRA - ICONOTEC
La basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde - Lawrence Banahan - Author's Image
La nouvelle et vaste esplanade piétonnière - Carine KREB

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