Access & Transport

Aix en Provence, Cruise stop

Are you sailing or returning from a cruise from Marseille on board a ferry with a major company such as Costa Croisière or MSC Croisières? Why not treat yourself to a stop in Aix-en-Provence?

This is a unique opportunity for a Provencal break to get up close and personal with Cézanne and his best pieces and explore the incredible collections in Aix’s museums.

Accommodation with a garage or private parking

For a relaxed and serene stopover, Aix-en-Provence has facilities with a garage or car park.


A variety of restaurants for any budget

From a traditional little bistro to a fine dining restaurant, you’ll find something to suit everyone. If you don’t fancy going out so you can get an early start then why not get a delivery to your hotel?

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A casino, 3 cinemas and several entertainment venues

Whether you’re with that special someone or the family, you’ll find something to liven up your evening in Aix-en-Provence with a host of entertainment all year round: concerts, dance, theatre and more.

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Vibrant and diverse culture

If you have a little more time then visit Aix-en-Provence to experience festivals, exhibitions, entertainment, fairs, markets and more every season throughout the year.

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Driving to the ports from Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is under 35km from Marseille.

Your cruise is departing from…

… the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille

How to get there:

  • Via the Northern motorway: take the “Marseille Estaque/ Joliette / Les ports” exit
  • Via the Coastal motorway: exit junction n°5 on the A55 (Porte 4 – La Calade – L’Estaque).

After the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille’s security terminal you’ll see signs to help you find your ferry’s dock.

… the Port de la Joliette (J4)

It’s at the foot of Marseille Cathedral on the Quais de la Joliette

How to get there:

  • Exit the A55 at junction n°4 (La Joliette / Les Arnavaux / Arenc / Les Ports).

Aix en Provence – Port de Marseille Terminal Itinerary

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