I just booked train tickets from Paris to Marseille. It cost $126 for 2 tickets plus a $8 booking fee and $21.90 for trip insurance (lost or stolen ticket, refund for strike). I also found out that it is about $6-$7 for a cab ride from the train station (Gare St. Charles) to the Olivia hotel, Hotel Radison Blu. Go to RailEurope.com to make reservations. We chose the "comfort" level ticket. Our friend who travels in France regularly says food is extremely expensive on the train. She recommends you pack a lunch for the trip. Yum, some good french bread & cheese sounds good! The trip takes slightly over three hours. Hopes this helps.