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Self-Guided Tour in an Interactive Car
A self-guided tour along the 3-mile-long Corniche seafront drive in a 3-wheeled mini electric car. Highlights include the Old Port, Vallon des Auffes fishing village, Monument aux morts de l'Armée d'Orient, and the 19th-century Marégraphe tidal gauge. Five tours are available, including Express, Classic, Massilia Tour, and Le Grand Tour.
Day Trip to Luberon's Provencal Markets & Villages
Explore authentic, open-air markets, selling delicious local cheeses and fresh herbs. There’s also time to walk along the canals of Ilse-sur-Sorgue and take photos at Sénanque Abbey and Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle.
Marseille & Cassis 1-Day Trip & Cruise
This day trip departs from Marseille for a panoramic tour of the Phocean city. You'll also visit Cassis to explore the village and take an optional 45-minute cruise of the Calanques (for an extra fee). There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day at sites like Notre-Dame La Garde and Saint-Victor Abbey.
Marseille Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour (24 or 48 Hours)
Explore Marseille at your own pace and discover the city’s main sights with this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour bus ride. With the help of an audio guide, you'll learn all about highlights like Marseille’s Old Port, Notre-Dame de la Garde, and the Abbey of St. Victor.
Marseille Segway Guided Tour
This Segway tour is a fun and unique way to discover the city of Marseille. After a short training session, your expert guide will lead you past landmarks like the Old Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde, sharing stories and interesting facts along the way.
Tour du Fada: E-Bike Tour of the City & Seaside
This guided e-Bike tour explores Marseille’s most impressive monuments and buildings and keeps travel time between landmarks to a minimum. Pedal past the MuCem, the Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Old Port, and the Vallon des Auffes – without breaking a sweat.
E-Bike ("E-Bob") Rental
Unlike a regular e-bike, an E-Bob is foldable and designed with larger tires. These chunky tires offer better suspension and more comfort when riding over rough terrain. Rent one for the day to visit Notre-Dame de la Garde, Parc Borély, the district of Joliette, and the Old Port.
MuSaMa – The Marseille Soap Museum & Soap Workshop
This museum focuses on the ancient tradition of soap making, enhanced by virtual reality, multimedia, and 3D exhibits. You'll also get to create your own soap as a souvenir.
Musée Regards de Provence Admission
With over 850 works of art, The Musée Regards de Provence presents a variety of exhibits connected to the city of Marseille. The Memory of the Sanitary Station, a permanent exhibit, tells the story of the health system in Marseille and the Mediterranean during the 18th and 19th centuries. You'll also see a variety of old machines and an immersive 3D film with special effects.
Vieux Port - La Canebière
La Canebière is Marseille’s most famous street. Though no longer the luxury haven it was in the 19th century, it's still the residents’ go-to strip for chain shops, trinkets and everyday bits and pieces. Bargains can be found near Belsunce Cours, and there's no shortage of pâtisseries, boulangeries, bars and restaurants.
Places to stay from $15 a night
0.5 miles from downtown
Some sources say this is Europe's oldest district. Either way, Le Panier is all charm – paved streets, quaint alleys and colourful façades. It's also riddled with artist studios and boutiques. Take your time to explore them all! Check out the resilient Hôtel de Cabre. Marseille’s oldest building that managed to withstand a 1943 bombing raid..
Places to stay from $43 a night
Castellane et Préfecture
0.7 miles from downtown
A little bit old, a little bit new. This student-filled area is jam-packed with nifty boutiques, after-Uni hangouts and its fair share of art shops. Walk around Edmond Rostand Street to find the best antique dealers, galleries and musty old bookshops, or Paradis, Grignan and Breteuil Streets to shop for luxury brands.
Places to stay from $16 a night
Euromed - La Joliette
0.7 miles from downtown
Up-and-coming and über-trendy. The former docklands once teemed with busy navvies and sturdy sailors, but today they’ve been transformed into a hive of commercialism. They're home to Les Terrasses du Port Shopping Centre and the Zaha Hadid-designed Tower Building, which is fast becoming an icon of Marseille's cityscape.
Places to stay from $41 a night
1.8 miles from downtown
Residential bliss. Families love this area for its preponderance of parks and schools. It's also famed for its fabulous Friday market, which takes place from Rond-Point Castellane to Prado Avenue. This weekly event is great stock up on clothes, food and vintage objects. With so many locals milling about, it’s also perfect for people watching.
Places to stay from $17 a night
France's second-largest city is a melting pot of maritime history and culture. Famed for its ancient harbor and great museums, Marseille offers a wide variety of things to see and do. The city's focal point is its iconic old harbor, Vieux Port – the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood dishes like local favorite "bouillabaisse," watch the boats come in, or go for a ride on the famous Ferris wheel. Next to Vieux Port is Le Panier ("The Basket"), Marseille's oldest district and the site of the original Greek settlement. Its cozy, village-like vibe is great for a leisurely stroll past artisanal shops and museums like Musée d’Archéologie Méditerranéenne and Musée d’Arts Africains, Océaniens, et Améridiens. The modern Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations is also worth a visit – it's just as impressive from the outside as it is from the inside.
Other highlights include the Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral and the Stade Vélodrome – Olympique de Marseille FC's impressive stadium. Weather permitting, don't miss out on a boat ride to the amazing Calanques. This stretch of coast between Marseille and Cassis offers breathtaking views, sandy beaches, and miles of hiking trails.
Marseille-Provence International Airport is located about 18 miles from the city, so connections by bus, trains or taxi take less than 30 minutes.
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|Most popular time to visit||June-August|
|Cheapest time to visit||December-February|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.13|
|Average weekend price||$90 per night|
|Average weekday price||$90 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
“Make sure you know how to get away quickly after a game and don t expect the metro station to be open for a big game such as the euro semi final !!!!!”
“Architecture is interesting; views of Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea are amazing; I was not so taken with the collections themselves. Don't miss Fort St Jean right next door.”
“Bring your own parasol for shade (sun loungers with parasols are around 20 Euros per day)”
“Great market and laods of buses to get to the beaches and attraction to the south of the city centre.”
“Good & plenty of choice of food for vary tastes.. .. can't rate the mall shops as it was a really quick visit but indeed they were many of them ;) ”
“Amazing views of the city and the sea! The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a nice little lunch at the cafe and some of the best service in Marsailles! ”
“Very crowdy. Buses don't stop on the way back to vieux port. Normal sunset.”
“Be prepared for overflowing trash cans and graffiti, over side it's impressive and beautiful.”
Marseille is great for the oceanside tours (to Chateau D'If, the islands of Frioul, the Calanques, even the Vieux Port). The cathedrals of La Major and Notre Dame de la Garde are great, worth a visit for sure, especially the latter. Definitely do not miss the Jardin du Pharo, as the view from there is amazing. It's my favorite spot in the city.
small, romantic city. you can walk from the port to many destinations. hop on hop off bus is a must. several restaurants that offer great food. be prepared to pay for bouillabaisse euro 60 per person.
I have traveled to numerous countries but first time in Marseille. People very freindly food first class. Breathtaking views all around the city and culture and history. Hop on and off bus from port was excellent it takes you to all the main stops. The train station is top of the line Now my favourite city to visit cant wait to return.
We stay steps from the Port of Marseilles and it was perfect. Beautiful city for walking, taking in the beauty of the sea and enjoying wonderful food. Easy to get around walking or using the very convenient metro system. Can't wait to go back.
First impression was one of get me out of here. Road closures due to protests meant we were unable to get to hotel. Hotel staff were helpful in explaining sights worth exploring which helped improve our visit.
Easy Ouigo trip from Paris. Can stay near St Charles train station and walk to Old port to catch buses out jump on trams. Plenty to see for 3 days. The cathedral via public bus to hilltop is spectacular. Eat at their cafe. Fort St Jean all inclusive pass gives you access to history and museums. Walking in the old part of town is nice. Take a boat to the calanques white cliff
From $90 per night 9.5 Exceptional 2,384 reviews