Tourism in Marseille
Discover Marseille and its atypical beauty! Marseille proudly displays 2600 years of history, a changing and captivating atmosphere and a very particular lifestyle. With over 30 kilometers of coastline, the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône can not be visited in a day. Marseille and its 11 districts is a city you should leave in if you intend to understand its culture.
Stroll along the Old Port recently renovated and made pedestrian, you can embark to visit Les Iles du Frioul and the Chateau d'If (former prison made famous with the novel written by Alexandre Dumas 'Monte Cristo'.
Le Panier, one of the oldest districts of Marseille is something not to be missed, the same for the cathedral Notre Dame de la Garde from where you can enjoy an exceptional view of the city. Then towards the sublime Corniche Road you can reach Pointe Rouge the south of the Bay of Marseille. You are not far from the famous Calanques.
Cassis and its Calanques are one of the Bouches du Rhône jewels recently protected by the creation of the Calanques National Park. The creeks are accessible from Marseille or from the port of Cassis.
Aubagne, the capital of Santon de Provence, is definitely the promised land for the \"amoureux\" of the authentic Provence but also for the hikers looking for the famous scenery of Pagnoles stories!
Sausset Les Pins, Carry Le Rouet - This part of the bay is named the Blue Coast. You can reach it by train from Gare Saint Charles in Marseille. You just need to use the regional line passing close to the sea. It offers spectacular views. Do not forget to seat on the left!
Martigues, The Little Venice: Martigues's nicknamed is the "Venice of Provence" and there is a good reason for that. This colorful city is composed with multiple water channels with overhung bridges. Visit Martigues and its narrow streets.Aix en Provence: Aix en Provence is composed with splendid buildings and shady pedestrian streets allowing beautiful walks.
City of art, culture and history, Aix has also one of the most important university and is a very popular place for shopping with its fashion boutiques.The "Green Provence", (Saint-Maximin, Baume, Nans les pins) is a unique and unspoiled scenery. Immerge yourself in the Provencal lifestyle and admire the breathtaking panorama from the top of the mountain Sainte Baume.
Organise your trip to Marseille and the surrounding Provence!