one of the oldest towns in France, founded in 600 BC by Greeks from Phocea.
European Capital of Culture in 2013
, Marseille offers a rich and diverse heritage thanks to its 2,600 years of history.
From the Panier district
to the small preserved village of Les Goudes
, passing through the Old Port
and its "architectural"
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, the Mucem
The Vieille Charité at the unmissable
Notre-Dame de la Garde or rather the “La Bonne Mère” which dominates the old port
As well as all of its maritime side, it has been re-modeled as far as the Docks business district. (The Terraces of the Port
The Cité radieuse le Corbusier, explore all the facets of Marseille culture and heritage, and discover its diversity and its cosmopolitan side.
On the sea side with the Calanques National Park, the Frioul Islands, beaches and hiking
, and on the town side with culture, heritage, culinary specialties and traditions.
The Unmissables :
- The MUCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations)
- The Marseille History Museum
- The Marseille soap museum
- The MAMO (Ora-ïto)
- The Old Charity
- The Radiant City - Le Corbusier
- The Orange Velodrome Stadium
- The Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde or “the good mother”
- Saint-Victor Abbey
- The Dock
- The old Port
- The islands of Frioul and the castle of If
- The Panier district
- Lonchamp Palace
- The CALANQUES
- The future Cosquer cave (Mediterranean villa)
- Navettes of Marseille
- The Bouillabaisse
- Anchoïade & Tapenade
- PASTIS & pétanque
CASSIS and the CALANQUES
Overlooked by a centuries-old castle, Cassis is a Mediterranean fishing port, nestled between Cap Canaille
(the highest sea cliff in Europe) glowing in the mistral and the Calanques with their steep limestone cliffs.
Cassis is well known for its port, with its pastel-colored houses, cafes and restaurants by the water, but also for its many vineyards.
Trails run through the immense Cap Canaille with its rocky walls and offer a panoramic view of the sea
An emblematic landscape, both terrestrial and marine of Mediterranean Provence, the Calanques site is known the world over for its landscape value, its remarkable biodiversity and its cultural heritage.
Majestic cliffs, sea as far as the eye can see, exceptional flora and fauna thus constitute the dream setting of the Calanques National Park
Underwater thanks to a dive
, on the water via boat trips
, or even on land via hiking trails
, the creeks invite exploration and discovery.
This site, unique in the world
, allows nature lovers
to enjoy various activities.
- The hike to the Calanque of En Vau
- Discovery of the creeks by boat
- Route des Crêtes with its panoramic view