How safe exactly is Marseille and what should my itinerary be? I have two days in the Provence area and will be landing on a Friday around noon and was planning on going straight to tour the Chateau d'If (the main thing I want to see in Marseille). However, I heard that Marseille is really unsafe is this true? My hotel is Best Western Du Mucem which is about 200 meters away from the Marseille Cathedral. Is this an okay area and an easy walk to the port? I was also planning on going to Avignon on Saturday. What are your thoughts on that?