Marseille Provence Airport, or Aéroport de Marseille Provence in French, is the main base of the arial firefighting division of the French Ministry of the Interior, as well as a fully functioning domestic and international airport. It is 27 km northwest of Marseille in the territory of Margnane, and therefore also known as the Marseille-Margnane Airport. Get around Margnane and Marseille straight from the airport in a car hire Marseille Airport.
Marseille Airport runs direct routes to 74 cities in 28 countries between its charter and scheduled flights, and works with 38 regular airlines as well as 6 low-cost. It consists of two terminals where you can find an abundance of eateries, from ice cream counters to elegant restaurants, and a myriad of entertaining shops. Stop for a coffee and a light snack at one of their two Cafes Debout locations, or sit down to a specialty pizza from a famous Marseille chef at Restaurant Bleu Olive.
If you have time to shop around at the airport you can check out some of their french toys for children at Les Minots de Marseille, pick up a new fragrance at Marionnaud Parfumerie, or surf the web in Atlanteam Cybercafé. The airport also has a new Jewelry store in their departures Hall called Bijouterie EN TRAVAUX, and a provencal handicrafts and specialities store, Découvir la Provence, for one of a kind souvenirs.
From your Marseille Airport car hire you are less than an hour away from the main tourist, cultural, and historical sites of Marseille Province. From the fountains in Aix en Provence to the legendary Saint Tropez, you will be able to discover the myriad facets of sunny south France.
You can arrange for a cheap car rental Marseille to await your arrival at the airport, or meet you at the destination of your choice.
If you need assistance booking your rental car in Marseille, check out our section How to book a rental car in Marseille Airport.