Marseille: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||2 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||26 %|
|Rainfall days||10 days|
|Chance of Rain||25 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||24 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||32 %|
Averages for Marseille in October
When thinking about the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, many will choose Paris or Venice or Barcelona, but one of the hidden gems of the continent is Marseille, France. Not only does the city house numerous attractions and stunning scenery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, it’s also very easy to travel to, with flights to Marseille-Provence airport, trains to Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles, and luxury cruises to the Marseilles-Provence Cruise Centre.
Despite quite low rainfall during the previous month, October holds the record for typically being the wettest month of the year in Marseille. Around 70 mm is normal for the month, which although heavy for the city, is still only moderate compared to some other regions. Temperatures continue to decrease, and visitors during October will require a jacket for the evenings. Although the days can be pleasantly warm at 21 degrees Celsius, the evenings can drop to around 12 degrees.
To escape the October rains, head inside at the Musee d'Histoire Naturelle. This history museum has a variety of collections that appeal to both young and old, including dinosaur bones, plants and flowers, minerals, animal remains, and a huge collection of artefacts relevant to Marseille’s Old Port. The museum is very inexpensive, costing just £4, although it’s even better value on Sunday mornings - it’s free!
Although Le Trolleybus sounds like a method of transport around the city, it’s actually one of Marseille’s most popular nightlife venues. Built amidst some old underground vaults, this bar turned club is housed in a stretch of dark tunnel with stone arch ceilings and mood lighting. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are known as whiskey nights, with a variety of top branded whiskeys available for discounted prices.
For clean, comfortable, and budget accommodation, try the 2* Europe Hotel Marseille. Located close the Old Port, all rooms feature en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and telephones, and cost from £59 per night. The hotel isn’t luxury by any means, but it has everything a traveller could want, and in one of the most lively areas of the city.