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Rugby trip to Marseille

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Rugby trip to Marseille

We have just booked flights to Marseille on the 22 May for 2 nights to watch our team, the Cardiff Blues, play Toulon in the Amlin Cup Final which is being played at the Stade Velodrome. So I'd very much appreciate if someone could offer some advice.

What is the best way to get from the airport into the city? I've read that there's a shuttle bus, but as there will be 4 of us would a taxi be a better option?

What part of the city should we be looking at when booking an hotel and are there any areas that should be avoided?

How far is the Stade Velodrome from the city centre and how would we get there?

Many thanks

Edited: 02 May 2010, 17:07
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1. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

Jules, sorry to jump into yr thread, but which flights did you book ? How much were they (if u don't mind me asking). Cheers

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2. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

i booked tickets this morning from Stanstead best deals are on expedia.co.uk,i know the velodrome is not far from the city centre,this is my first trip to Marseille any advice would be great from anyone who has been

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3. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

Flying out on the Saturday from Stansted and back on Monday - £127. Pretty good flight times, 11.30am out and 3pm from Marseille back.

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4. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

Thats the same flight as us, prices have shot up in the last couple of hours,we are staying in the holiday inn

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5. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

Oh go on make me sick, tell me how much you paid?

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6. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

I'm hanging on. I'm hoping the club will charter a plane from Cdiff airport.

Caerphilly, United...
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7. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

Be prepared to pay an arm and a leg if they do that - if I remember rightly a two night trip to Toulouse a couple of years ago for was about £450 if not more.

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8. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

Hi Jules

Take the shuttle from the airport and book a hotel in the Vieux Port area. Use the tube to get to the Velodrome.

You realise that Jonny will kick you to death !!

Rgds Wilko

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9. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

Ah yes but will the Toulon back row be able to deal with the awsome Xavier Rush? :-)

Any advice on places to drink Wilko? We've booked the Ibis Centre Bourse which is apparently about 500m from the Vieux Port.

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10. Re: Rugby trip to Marseille

They'll welcome Xavier with open arms as they did Chabal.

Drinks.........come on guys you'll love the craic in Le Vieux Port.

Leave plenty of time to get there...........the tube will be v. busy.

Enjoy

Wilko