10 things to do away from the rugby in Marseille

While two Rugby World Cup quarter finals is reason enough to visit Marseille in October 2023, there’s enough to do away from the rugby in France’s second biggest city to justify booking in at least a few extra days before or after the matches, or as part of a bigger trip to France.  Here are our 10 must do activities in Marseille away from the rugby.  Play Pétanque in le Panier, the old town Spending an hour or two wandering the streets of le Panier is a perfect way to spend a morning in Marseille. If your travelling companion has more endurance than you though, particularly in the craft shops, then it’s well worth sneaking away to one of the many Pétanque courts hidden around the streets of le Panier.  Pétanque is similar to bocce, but very serious business in Marseille and most of the south of France. Played on small sand or gravel courts, it’s the French equivalent of lawn bowls and fantastic for people watching or for a game if you're up for it.  V
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