Marseille: May Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||33 %|
|Rainfall days||7 days|
|Chance of Rain||25 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||27 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||33 %|
Averages for Marseille in May
Marseille, France, is the capital city of both the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most beautiful and most popular holiday destinations in the country and includes the mountainous Alps to the north and the upscale marina towns to the south, while the Bouches-du-Rhône department is home to some of the country’s most important medieval villages and Roman ruins.
Although April has passed, the April showers sadly haven’t, and May receives moderate rainfall similar to the earlier winter months. However, the rains do die down as the month progresses and heads into the significantly drier June. The weather in terms of temperature is stunning, bringing mild nights of 12 degrees Celsius, and warm days where readings reach around 24 or 25 degrees on average.
For first timers to Marseille, one of the best, and most entertaining, ways to see the city is on the Petit Train Marseille. This road train, designed specifically for tourists, take visitors from the Old Port to Notre Dame de la Garde, with a chance to see everything in between. There are three different routes to choose from, and the trains can be used in a hop on, hop off capacity. Tickets cost between £3 and £6 depending on route, with discounts for children.
Marseille is very culturally diverse, and this is evident in the number of non-French restaurants in the city. O’Pakistan serves up authentic Indian food, with the Thali menu being extremely popular for those who can’t decide, with a little bit of many dishes being brought to the table. Samosas, pakoras and kebabs are amongst the appetisers, with beef, potato and paneer curries being main contenders in the main course category.
For contemporary accommodation in the heart of the city, consider staying at Seven Urban Suites which offers rooms from £54 per night. Rooms typically sleep two, but the two room apartments and family suites sleep up to four, so it’s a very common option for groups and families. Children under two stay for free, and there’s an organic breakfast buffet served up each morning.