Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Marseille is an overall safe city, however like in any major large city there are some areas which are best avoided. The main tourist areas are safe, even though they attract pickpockets. With a rating of 54% France, is ranked 58th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Marseille. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Marseille is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Marseille. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Marseille.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in Marseille and in France overall, other than a few avalanche risks in the Alps.
TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
There is a high terrorist threat going on in the country; it is best to avoid very crowded areas and public demonstrations.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Marseille is generally very safe for women travelers.