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Is Marseille Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Marseille?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Marseille.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for France, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

The City of Marseille in southern France is a world famous tourist destination. It is famous for its beaches, shopping and music. Recently, the media have portrayed this vibrant and historic city as a victim of some harmful chemical agents. To learn more about the chemical agents that were found in the tap water of Marseille, France, read on and find out how the situation evolved.

The first investigation carried out on March 11th this year showed that a major pharmaceutical factory had contaminated the river with thousands of toxic chemicals. The contaminants in the water killed fish and other aquatic life. The contaminated fish was then sent for examination to a marine institute, where scientists found that it contained high levels of lead, chromium and numerous other toxic chemical agents. This factory was closed down soon after the first incident, but still later reports of contaminants in the area came to the attention of the authorities.

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The estimated price of bottled water

$0.49 in USD (1.5-liter)


Marseille tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28% Low
  • Water Pollution 49% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 72% High
  • Water Quality 51% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Marseille, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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