We're renting a car to drive around Provence for a few days and my plan for our final day (Saturday) is to go to see Marseille's old town and the Chateau d'If. I have our final night booked at the Holiday Inn in Vitrolles, it has a free shuttle back to the airport where we leave from early Sunday morning at 7am.
Would it make more sense to turn the car in Friday night to the airport or other location? I believe we will be coming back from Monaco in the early evening on Friday, we could drop the car at the ariport and take the shuttle to the hotel. On Saturday we could take the train into Marseille for the day, the hotel's website says it's a 15 minute train ride to Marseille and the train station is a few steps away.
Is this the train schedule? It looks like it's 4.70 each way from Vitrolles to Marseille and that the trains run really frequently
Will visiting the old town and Chateau d'If take up most of a day? I hadn't given much thought to Marseille in the beginning but Frommer's gives it 3 stars out of 3 and Fodor's says that it's worth a stop. And I really want to see Chateau d'If which I'm guessing will take up a good chunk of the day.