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Frioul archipelago, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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From Marseille: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

From Marseille: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

Step away from the city of Marseille and dive deep into the wilderness with a guided hike through the Calanques National Park. Make your way through verdant trees and bushes, reaching the rocky coastline with deep blue waters. Admire the famous coves, swim, and enjoy a picnic break. Begin your journey with a leisurely trek in the company of your guide. Walk through pine woods and rosemary bushes, and come across an impressive cove. Take in the Frioul and Riou archipelagos, and the highest sea cliff in Europe, the Falaises Soubeyrannes. Take short breaks to learn about the exceptional flora and fauna of the national park and hear how its landscape is connected to Marseille's history. Arrive at the beach for the chance to swim in the crystalline waters of the Calanque and taste a picnic lunch before the walk back. It is a 4 and half to 5 hour trip in the Calanques divided in several step, 30 minutes in transport to get to the National Park, 2 hour of walking in the Calanques, you have 1 hour and half to take your lunch break then you have 1 hour of swimming and the last hour is your return to the drop off point. If possible please, try to book this activity before 24 hours from the start.

From Marseille: Frioul Islands Boat Tour with Swim Stop

From Marseille: Frioul Islands Boat Tour with Swim Stop

From the old port of Marseille, you board a comfortable semi-rigid boat. The captain will guarantee your safety and the discovery of the wonderful nature just 15 minutes away. During your excursion you will discover the jewels of the archipelago (Chateau d'if, historic Caroline hospital, the fort...) you will learn the history of this heritage, you will appreciate the beauty of the coves and enjoy the many pleasures of the island atmosphere on the island of Frioul. On board, time stops and unforgettable memories will remain. From the view of Marseille from the sea, to the cove with turquoise waters, you will benefit from all the privileges expected of a professional, personalized and passionate excursion. Looking forward to providing you with the best experience you desire, we will be happy to see you on board ! Detailed program : -Departure from the old port of Marseille at the Mucem on the J4 esplanade -Exit from the old port and presentation of the main monuments of the site -Walk along the famous Kennedy Corniche and visit by boat to a typical fishing port -Direction the island of Chateau d'if which inspired the author Alexandre Dumas to write the "Count of Monté Cristo" historical explanation by your captain - Direction the historic Caroline hospital which helped Marseille escape an epidemic in 1720, historical explanation by your captain - Stop of at least 30 minutes on the island of Frioul, discover this district of Marseille with an island atmosphere in the heart of the Calanques National Park -15 min navigation to the old port (Mucem) -End of a great experience at sea which is intended to be exotic, refreshing and soothing. Cedric Bateau Marseille Calanques

From Marseille: Half-Day Sailing Trip in Frioul Calanques

From Marseille: Half-Day Sailing Trip in Frioul Calanques

Join a half-day sailing excursion from Marseilles to a calanque in the Frioul Islands. Learn the basics from the skipper, go for a swim, snorkel, and take in views of the impressive scenery and cove rock formations before you return to the mainland. Sail towards the islands of Frioul where you can admire the many stunning coves and the coast of Marseilles. Make the most of the opportunity to take a refreshing swim, go snorkeling and admire the seabed, or simply relax on board. Your state-qualified skipper will teach you the basics of sailing and be able to give the more experienced seafarers some tips. Return to land after a relaxing afternoon seeing some of the best coastal scenery that the south of France has to offer.

Marseille: 24, 48, or 72-Hour CityPass with Public Transport

Marseille: 24, 48, or 72-Hour CityPass with Public Transport

The CityPass Marseille is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover Marseille with an all-inclusive package. - Unlimited access to public transports (bus, metro, tramway) - 1 Entrance to MUCEM museum (closed on Tuesdays) - 1 Entrance to Regards de Provence museum (closed on Mondays) - 1 Immersive tour in a Mehari at the Musée de l’anis Mx Maison Yellow, with a souvenir photo and a tasting of an aniseed-flavored drink. - 1 Tour in the small touristic train - 1 Entrance the If Castle (depending on weather conditions / closed on Monday in winter) - 1 Return boat ticket to the islands (subject to weather conditions) OR 1 Tour in Colorbüs (Hop on Hop off Tour) = use of one of the services will remove access to the other in this choice > for If island with "Les Compagnies Maritimes" or "Le Bateau Métropole" > for the Frioul islands only with "Lebateau Métropole" > for Colorbüs : audioguide on smartphone, please bring earphones or headphones. - 1 Free Guided Tour for the CityPass 72h and at a reduced rate of 30% for the CityPass 24h and 48h : > must be booked directly with our tourist advisors at the Tourist Office reception desk > It is valid only for individuals of 1 to 9 people to be chosen from the programme of €10 tours during the validity of the CityPass and subject to availability on the day of booking. - Discounts for tourist and cultural activities of our partners - Discounts and tasting in partner shops - Reduced rate for the temporary exhibitions of the Museums of the City of Marseille

Marseille: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Marseille: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Board the boat at Vieux-Port, in front of Marseille’s city hall. Sail past Château d’If and admire a perfect view of Notre-Dame de la Garde on your way to the Bay of Marseille. Hear about the area's history and local culture from the crew on board. Anchor in a nice secluded cove within the Frioul archipelago, and go swimming in the crystal clear waters. Climb back on board to enjoy a light dinner buffet made from organic, seasonal local produce. Enjoy a glass of rosé with your meal. After dinner, relax on board and admire the sunset with music playing in the background. You will then start heading back to the Vieux-Port. 7 pm to 10:30pm 6 pm to 9:30 (from 19th of August to the end of the season)

Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Sit back and relax as you cruise along the beautiful Marseille coastline and take in the stunning views. Stop for a swim in a lovely cove in the Frioul Archipelago. As the sun sets, enjoy your dinner with drinks aboard with other passengers, catching views of Marseille illuminated at night. Enjoy a magical evening on board an environmentally-friendly hybrid/electric boat, the quiet boat allows for a more peaceful and relaxing cruise. Set sail for the Frioul Archipelago and see the famous If island, on which the story of the Count of Monte Cristo takes place. Anchor in a beautiful cove around here for a refreshing swimming stop. Get back on board and enjoy unforgettable sunset views of the seascape and the Marseille skyline as you sit down to enjoy your dinner with drinks. As you get closer to the Old Port in Marseille, see the sparkling city lit up at night.

Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

Embark on a boat tour from Marseille's Old Port. Glide along turquoise waters as you sail around the Frioul Islands. See Château d'If, the fortress that inspired Alexandre Dumas' famous novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. Begin your tour by setting sail from the Old Port of Marseille. Admire the pristine waters as you approach the Frioul Islands and the tributary creeks along the coastline. As you reach the main island, disembark for 1 hour and 45 minutes to discover the port and break for refreshments. Continue your tour back on board with a pass by the Château d'If, a historic fortress built by François I between 1528 and 1531 and immortalized in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Next, admire the beauty of Degaby Island, a gift from a wealthy industrialist to his wife, Liane Degaby, who was a great artist of the Belle Epoque. Finally, soak up the serene surroundings of Malmousque Cove.

Marseille: Sunset Sailing Dinner in the Frioul Archipelago

Marseille: Sunset Sailing Dinner in the Frioul Archipelago

Set sail for a cruise aboard a yacht in Marseille and discover the Frioul Archipelago. Sail for 30 minutes while you enjoy the breathtaking views, and watch the setting sun cast a golden silhouette over the city. Then drop anchor in a beautiful creek in the Frioul Islands. After mooring, get ready to try some amazing organic wines from the region and a delicious buffet freshly made by your Chef on board. Then you will be free to take a refreshing swim or snorkel if you want. At nightfall, return to the Old Port guided by the light of La Bonne-Mère.

Marseille: Sunset Frioul Archipelago Boat Cruise

Marseille: Sunset Frioul Archipelago Boat Cruise

Delve into the history of Marseille and explore the Frioul archipelago. Learn interesting facts about Kennedy Corniche and go for a swim in the water at Calanque des Cambrettes. Visit the island of Pomègues and go snorkeling if you want. Watch the sun go down and sail back to Marseille at night. Meet the activity provider at the Old Port in the evening. Then, board your boat and listen to interesting commentary about the monuments of the area on the way out to sea. Next, sail along the Kennedy Corniche, a coastal street named after former President Kennedy. Then, visit Vallon des Auffes. Admire this traditional fishing port with a fascinating history. After this, sail to the Frioul Archipelago, a group of 4 islands that sit inside a protected area. See the Caroline Hospital, which served as a quarantine building for sailors. Swim in the natural pools of the Calanque des Cambrettes. Following this, go to the Calanque de Pomègues fish farm. Stop off on the island and enjoy some free time to visit the cafe or ice cream parlor. Check out the monuments and the beach. Then, sail around the archipelago. Stop off at a creek to enjoy the beautiful sunset, and go snorkeling. Return to the old port at night, and see all the brightly lit buildings which dot the coast. Then, get off the boat to conclude your experience.

Marseille: Frioul Calanques Sailing Day Trip with Swimming

Marseille: Frioul Calanques Sailing Day Trip with Swimming

Witness the stunning coastline and breathtaking scenery of Calanques on an expedition sailing boat. Admire the rugged limestone cliffs, coves, and discover the story of this seamen territory. Soak up the coastline of the Calanques while participating in the sailboat manœuvres. Take the helm and hoist the sails or simply enjoy the captivating sounds of navigation. You can enjoy various stops in the Calanques with clear, blue waters for refreshing swims. Go snorkeling and explore the diverse underwater world of the region. Continue to visit the Calanques National Park surrounded by incredible natural landscapes. Throughout the journey, you will have plenty of opportunities to take picturess of the surrounding areas.

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Maïl is an excellent sailor and host. He taught one of the men with no sailing experience to understand how the wind moves the boat while on the helm for the first time. The vessel is in great sailing condition and the stops for relaxing and swimming were terrific. Maïl understands the dynamics of a full day sail which included some quiet time after snacking and the full on speed when the wind picked up a bit. It was a delightful outing. Don’t miss the chance to learn and relax with such a calm and experienced sailor on a beautiful ketch in a gorgeous location. Sailing by the Chateau d’If was especially thrilling when thinking of the Count of Monte Cristo story. I expect to sail on this trip again whenever I’m in Marseille.

Superb activity, welcoming staff, the brunch offered was varied and plentiful. On the other hand, there is little room to lie down

Matt was a good guide who took us around the city safely. And the electric bike made everything so much easier!

Amazing, tour guide was really nice and told us loads about the islands

Super friendly guide, wonderful views, definitely recommend