Yes, no problem as others say. Not like spain
where the marinas
don't like people anchoring
outside and sometimes come out demanding money!
The marseilles area is well known for being occassionally windy - the books
say 200days a year the wind
blows F6 or more, so listen to forecasts, usually directed to them from ch16. The seas can be very short and chopy, pretty nasty (usually from NW there) so need to choose the right spot to tuck right in. The drill seems to be to get into the marina, ask questiosn later.
Don't expect any response from marinas
, etc between 12.30 and 2.30, really. It's seen as a bit rude to interrupt lunch unless a real argh medical emergency
The yellow buoys (if present) mark the inner limit from sea where you can anchor. To go ashore use the channels up to the beach.
PS I found Grande Motte marina to be v v helpful, a guided tour of the facilities as i arrived, amazing. No prob just hoiking up (yes, i was in a catamaran
as well) but it's al pretty relaxed all the way along, really.