Marseille’s central station St Charles Station is situated on the Esplanade St Charles, its not only connected to the city’s public transport network but also links Marseille into the fast and efficient French railway system. Paris is a mere three hours away by train and other convenient connections include Geneva in Switzerland and Nice on the Cote d’Azur. Alternatively Marseille port handles more passengers than any other French port with many visitors arriving by cruise ship or ferry from nearby North Africa. The main tourist information office is at 4 La Canebiere and will be able to provide information on numerous guided tours available. Visit www.marseille-tourisme.com for more information.