British Embassy, Paris: 00 33 144 513100
Emergency services: Dial 112
Marseilles Tourist Office: (00 33 826 500500; marseille-tourisme.com), 4 La Canebière
Local laws and etiquette
French law requires that you always have personal ID about your person, so keep your passport on you.
If driving, you must have a fluorescent yellow bib in the car. It’s to be put on should you break down on a busy road and need to be visible to other motorists – and it’s a legal requirement.
When introduced to someone, shake him or her by the hand. All that cheek-kissing comes a little later.