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Unlike the 3rd district of Marseille, the 6th district is one of the wealthiest in the city. Located in the heart of Marseille, it is known for its beautiful 19th and 20th century mansions, luxury boutiques, trendy bars and antique shops. It is also the borough that is home to one of the city's key monuments and probably the one that single-hand embodies the city of Marseille: the famous Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, affectionately nicknamed "the good mother" by the inhabitants of Marseilles because it watches over them for ages on a hill that dominates the whole city. As for restaurants and coffee-shops, those on the Italia Street, Louis Salvator Boulevard and Notre-Dame du Mont Square are very varied and quite exotic as they serve Russian as well as Greek or Italian cuisine. Finally, as for accommodation, the 6th district is particularly rich in hotels of comfort or charm category especially on Paul Peytral Boulevard.

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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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Pictures Marseille 6th

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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