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Send a Parcel to Marseille, France
The second largest city in France, Marseille has around 850,000 inhabitants within the city limits and 1.6 million inside its metropolitan area.
The city of Marseille is probably most well known for its docks, which house Frances largest commercial port. The city is the capital of the Cote d’Azur region. Sitting on the Mediterranean coast the city has mild winters, and mostly hot dry summers. Even in the cold of winter temperatures very rarely drop below freezing.
Despite being on the Mediterranean coast Marseille is mainly thought of as a working port rather than a tourist destination, however in recent years Marseille has worked hard to expand its tourist facilities as well as support for businesses. You might be surprised to learn that 4.1 million people visit it each year to experience its beautiful beaches, and take in its architecture and breath in the culture. Yet it is steeped in history and is thought to be the oldest city in France with the first Greek settlers arriving in 600 B.C. and it has seen its share of sieges and battles over the years. It has been the country’s leading naval port for many years.
Indeed Marseille has its place cemented in French History as the revolutionary song 'La Marseillaise' went on to be the National Anthem.
When it comes to business then the city is a major centre for trade and industry. The city prides itself on its excellent road, sea and air links. The large airport ensures that the city is a major centre for the import and export of goods to and from the south of France. Thus the city is well service by parcel couriers and next day deliveries to and from other European cities are generally achieved without too much of a problem provided that all your import/export paperwork is correct.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Marseille
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Marseille:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to France.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to French shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in France when sending through !