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Our most recommended things to do in Marseille

Marseille: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Marseille: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Marseille is a city rich in history and culture. It has many tourist sites to discover, including the Old Port, La Major Cathedral, the Vallon des Auffes, the Mucem, Notre-Dame de la Garde, etc. Climb aboard our panoramic buses and admire the historic heart and must-see sights of Marseille! Travel and discover the historic heart and must-see sites of Marseille during a day-long audio tour. Enjoy the many treasures of the city of Marseille, such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, La Major Cathedral, the Vallon des Auffes, the Mucem, the Cosquer Méditerranée, etc. Come and spend a day discovering the best that Marseille has to offer! Our advice: get a first impression of the city, take a stroll, choose the sites you want to explore in more detail and get off at the stop closest to the monuments and districts you plan to visit. Discover the incredible architecture of the Mucem, go shopping at Prado Shopping or the Terrasses du Port, enjoy a stroll along the sea on the Corniche Kennedy or stop off at Notre-Dame de la Garde and take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking views over the whole city! Discover the city as the people of Marseille know it, full of authenticity and richness.

Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the postcard-worthy Côte Bleue calanque as you ride a kayak past beautiful bays, striking cliffs, and quaint little homes. Follow your guide from Estaque in Marseille, all the way to Carry-le-Rouet, for a comprehensive overview of this gorgeous natural area. After a short briefing, route presentation, and weather report, head out with all the necessary knowledge to have a fun and safe experience. Explore the creeks of Establon and Aragnols with a beautiful little beach. Depending on the group's pace, you might even be able to reach the magnificent Figuerolles creek. Learn about each little hidden corner from your certified guide and admire the mindblowing rocky sceneries as you float along. Additionally, you can do your part to take care of the local sea life by picking up floating waste and loading it into the bag your kayak comes equipped with. Beginners are advised to choose the morning tour, as the sea is generally calmer than in the afternoon. Various options are available on site. On rental (5€) : - water shoes - comfort backrests - snorkling kit On sale : - 1.5L water (3€) - Waterproof pockets for cell phones (10€) Please make your own arrangements, as our toilets are currently unavailable. They are broken.

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: Calanques National Park Guided Hike with Picnic

Marseille: Calanques National Park Guided Hike with Picnic

Discover one of Marseille's natural beauties in the renowned Calanques National Park in a hike of the most beautiful landscapes in southern France. Experience the authenticity of the Mediterranean coast with a local guide well-versed in everything related to your expedition into this national park. Leave from Luminy, near the Aix-Marseille University campus, at the gates of the Calanques National Park. Be stunned by the creeks of Saint Jean de Dieu and Sugiton. A breathtaking panoramic view will be the backdrop to your hike, where you can expect to take pictures and make the most of this magical moment with a picnic. Enjoy free time to swim in the clean water before heading back.

Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Learn about the history and culture of the Mediterranean with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the fascinating Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem). Opened in Marseille in June 2013, the Mucem has now joined the ranks of the most visited museums in the world thanks to its program of exhibitions and cultural programs. Admire the stunning architecture of the building by Rudy Ricciotti, and stroll along the corridors of the museum to get stunning views of the old port and Mediterranean Sea. Explore exhibitions that combine anthropology, history, archaeology, art history and contemporary art to explain the Mediterranean world and its dialogue with Europe in amazing detail. Exhibition : Fashion Folklore By rediscovering forgotten correspondences and inspirations, the "Fashion folklore" exhibition reminds us that throughout the 20th century, haute couture designers never ceased to summon the forms and imaginations attached to popular costume, and more broadly in folklore. The textile collections of the Mucem constitute the heart of the exhibition. Compared with pieces of haute couture and great designers, they testify to the continuities that irrigate the history of fashion as well as the porosity of the borders between artistic creation and popular culture. The new look that contemporary creation allows to put on costumes responds to the historical depth that they offer to the works of couturiers, in a fruitful dialogue between heritage and contemporary.

Marseille: OM Stadium Tour at the Orange Velodrome

Marseille: OM Stadium Tour at the Orange Velodrome

Join a tour of the Orange Vélodrome, uncovering the secrets that forge the history of Olympique de Marseille, a legendary football club. Immerse yourself in this soccer sanctuary, rich in anecdotes and incredible stories. Dive into the world of the Phocaean club. Enjoy exclusive moments as you move from the dressing room to the pitch. Go behind the scenes to discover precious archives, exclusive stories, and anecdotes about France's biggest club. Explore the magic of soccer, discovering the emblematic places of the Orange Vélodrome, including the dressing room, where players prepare and socialize, the pitch side, the scene of memorable exploits that have marked the club's history, and the club's trophy room.

Marseille: Calanques Côte Bleue Marine Park Boat Cruise

Marseille: Calanques Côte Bleue Marine Park Boat Cruise

Explore the famous Côte Bleue Marine Park and check out the sea reserve of Carry-le-Rouet. Relax on a comfortable boat with music and shower facilities, then dive into the sea for a swim. Visit hidden caves and small villages, and admire the spectacular coastal scenery in this beautiful area. Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the old harbor to begin your tour. Learn about the history of the surrounding villages and appreciate the beauty of the coves, caves, and other natural wonders of the Blue Coast Marine Park. Listen to music, sunbathe, or rest in the shade on board the ship. Continue your adventure to the protected marine reserve at Carry-le-Rouet. Marvel at the blue waters, submerged reefs, and pine trees decorating the rocky coast. Also, stop off at fishing ports along the way, and go snorkeling. Finally, return to the starting point to cap off a wonderful day.

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Our most recommended things to do in Marseille

Marseille: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Marseille: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Marseille is a city rich in history and culture. It has many tourist sites to discover, including the Old Port, La Major Cathedral, the Vallon des Auffes, the Mucem, Notre-Dame de la Garde, etc. Climb aboard our panoramic buses and admire the historic heart and must-see sights of Marseille! Travel and discover the historic heart and must-see sites of Marseille during a day-long audio tour. Enjoy the many treasures of the city of Marseille, such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, La Major Cathedral, the Vallon des Auffes, the Mucem, the Cosquer Méditerranée, etc. Come and spend a day discovering the best that Marseille has to offer! Our advice: get a first impression of the city, take a stroll, choose the sites you want to explore in more detail and get off at the stop closest to the monuments and districts you plan to visit. Discover the incredible architecture of the Mucem, go shopping at Prado Shopping or the Terrasses du Port, enjoy a stroll along the sea on the Corniche Kennedy or stop off at Notre-Dame de la Garde and take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking views over the whole city! Discover the city as the people of Marseille know it, full of authenticity and richness.

Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the postcard-worthy Côte Bleue calanque as you ride a kayak past beautiful bays, striking cliffs, and quaint little homes. Follow your guide from Estaque in Marseille, all the way to Carry-le-Rouet, for a comprehensive overview of this gorgeous natural area. After a short briefing, route presentation, and weather report, head out with all the necessary knowledge to have a fun and safe experience. Explore the creeks of Establon and Aragnols with a beautiful little beach. Depending on the group's pace, you might even be able to reach the magnificent Figuerolles creek. Learn about each little hidden corner from your certified guide and admire the mindblowing rocky sceneries as you float along. Additionally, you can do your part to take care of the local sea life by picking up floating waste and loading it into the bag your kayak comes equipped with. Beginners are advised to choose the morning tour, as the sea is generally calmer than in the afternoon. Various options are available on site. On rental (5€) : - water shoes - comfort backrests - snorkling kit On sale : - 1.5L water (3€) - Waterproof pockets for cell phones (10€) Please make your own arrangements, as our toilets are currently unavailable. They are broken.

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: Calanques National Park Guided Hike with Picnic

Marseille: Calanques National Park Guided Hike with Picnic

Discover one of Marseille's natural beauties in the renowned Calanques National Park in a hike of the most beautiful landscapes in southern France. Experience the authenticity of the Mediterranean coast with a local guide well-versed in everything related to your expedition into this national park. Leave from Luminy, near the Aix-Marseille University campus, at the gates of the Calanques National Park. Be stunned by the creeks of Saint Jean de Dieu and Sugiton. A breathtaking panoramic view will be the backdrop to your hike, where you can expect to take pictures and make the most of this magical moment with a picnic. Enjoy free time to swim in the clean water before heading back.

Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Learn about the history and culture of the Mediterranean with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the fascinating Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem). Opened in Marseille in June 2013, the Mucem has now joined the ranks of the most visited museums in the world thanks to its program of exhibitions and cultural programs. Admire the stunning architecture of the building by Rudy Ricciotti, and stroll along the corridors of the museum to get stunning views of the old port and Mediterranean Sea. Explore exhibitions that combine anthropology, history, archaeology, art history and contemporary art to explain the Mediterranean world and its dialogue with Europe in amazing detail. Exhibition : Fashion Folklore By rediscovering forgotten correspondences and inspirations, the "Fashion folklore" exhibition reminds us that throughout the 20th century, haute couture designers never ceased to summon the forms and imaginations attached to popular costume, and more broadly in folklore. The textile collections of the Mucem constitute the heart of the exhibition. Compared with pieces of haute couture and great designers, they testify to the continuities that irrigate the history of fashion as well as the porosity of the borders between artistic creation and popular culture. The new look that contemporary creation allows to put on costumes responds to the historical depth that they offer to the works of couturiers, in a fruitful dialogue between heritage and contemporary.

Marseille: OM Stadium Tour at the Orange Velodrome

Marseille: OM Stadium Tour at the Orange Velodrome

Join a tour of the Orange Vélodrome, uncovering the secrets that forge the history of Olympique de Marseille, a legendary football club. Immerse yourself in this soccer sanctuary, rich in anecdotes and incredible stories. Dive into the world of the Phocaean club. Enjoy exclusive moments as you move from the dressing room to the pitch. Go behind the scenes to discover precious archives, exclusive stories, and anecdotes about France's biggest club. Explore the magic of soccer, discovering the emblematic places of the Orange Vélodrome, including the dressing room, where players prepare and socialize, the pitch side, the scene of memorable exploits that have marked the club's history, and the club's trophy room.

Marseille: Calanques Côte Bleue Marine Park Boat Cruise

Marseille: Calanques Côte Bleue Marine Park Boat Cruise

Explore the famous Côte Bleue Marine Park and check out the sea reserve of Carry-le-Rouet. Relax on a comfortable boat with music and shower facilities, then dive into the sea for a swim. Visit hidden caves and small villages, and admire the spectacular coastal scenery in this beautiful area. Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the old harbor to begin your tour. Learn about the history of the surrounding villages and appreciate the beauty of the coves, caves, and other natural wonders of the Blue Coast Marine Park. Listen to music, sunbathe, or rest in the shade on board the ship. Continue your adventure to the protected marine reserve at Carry-le-Rouet. Marvel at the blue waters, submerged reefs, and pine trees decorating the rocky coast. Also, stop off at fishing ports along the way, and go snorkeling. Finally, return to the starting point to cap off a wonderful day.

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