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Marseille Family-friendly activities

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Marseille: Sunset Cruise with Dinner

1. Marseille: Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Watch the sun go down on a sunset cruise departing from the port of Marseille. Enjoy a delicious meal as you take in the tranquil atmosphere sailing on the Mediterranean Sea. Set sail from the port in Marseille in the early evening. During the cruise you'll have the chance to watch the colors of the sky change to shades of deeper orange, purple and red. Savor a delicious dinner on the open-air deck, enjoying the wonderful surrounding landscape as you cruise along the coast of Marseille. As the sun goes down, anchor in a secluded cove and enjoy dinner in the cool night air. Afterward, you'll be back at the port in the late evening. 

Marseille: Le Panier District 2-hour Guided Walking Tour

2. Marseille: Le Panier District 2-hour Guided Walking Tour

Walk around Le Panier and amaze yourself with the colorful murals as you explore the quaint narrow streets and cultural sites of importance. Benefit from your own guide who will take you around on foot. Enjoy 2 hours walking and learning about one of the city's oldest districts. Arrive at the meeting point in Vieux Port. Be greeted by your tour guide and start your walking adventure. Go to Le Panier, the oldest district in Marseille. Amaze yourself at the narrow streets, colorful graffiti, and the history of the area. Listen to your tour guide introduce the neighborhood. Admire the breathtaking view of the Mucem, Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. Marvel at the impressive local architecture. Finish your walking trip 2 hours later and return to Vieux Port, a natural harbor, which is now pedestrianized.

Marseille: Outdoor Harry Potter Escape Game

3. Marseille: Outdoor Harry Potter Escape Game

Go into the magical world of Harry Potter in Marseille! By Merlin's beard! The access to track 9 ¾ is condemned. From now on, if you want to board the Hogwarts Express, you have to go to the city of Marseille. Muggles, we give you the most important task of all: to counter this spell and restore access to the platform! Meet us at the very warm Place Jean Jaurès. Beware: the train will pass in 2 hours! Go to the heart of the city to look for the 4 famous houses. You will use your smartphone as a guide. Your mission: guess 4 code words within the time limit. In their possession, you will find the access to the platform. At each house visited, you will have to decipher key clues to validate your passage. All the clues must be put together to decipher THE final code word. On the program: solving riddles, meeting wizards or even bonus cauldrons. The Hogwarts Express will leave in 120 minutes. Tick tock tock ...

Marseille: Local Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

4. Marseille: Local Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

Discover one of the most beautiful districts of Marseille on a guided walking tour. Uncover hidden gems known only to the locals as you learn about the history of the suburbs of the city. Meet your guide along the Corniche and walk from the Vallon des Auffes to the Beach of the Prophet by taking quiet side roads. Discover Malmousque and walk along the uncrowded coves of the coast. Take a well-deserved break in Vallon de la Fausse Monnaie or Parc Valmer in tranquil surroundings. Explore the discreet alleys of Bompard, Vauban, and Roucas Blanc. See magnificent gardens, "cabanons", and old country houses. Ascend beautiful old stairways and enjoy the sublime scenery with views of the seaside or the Basilica of Notre Dame in the distance. While walking, learn about the history and sociology of this incredible and still rebellious city. Find out more about the constantly changing character of Marseille and its many different facades.

Marseille: Street Art walking Tour in Le Panier

5. Marseille: Street Art walking Tour in Le Panier

Explore Marseille and a fascinating artistic side of the city in the historical center "Le Panier" a stone's throw from the Old Port. Your guide will explain you the different art techniques that artists use and you will get to see giant frescoes, amazing artworks in the walls of different charming Provençal squares. You will discover international, French but also local artists and learn about this major artistic movement that started in the US and arrived to Marseille in the 80's. You will discover artists like Nhobi, Difuz, SH1N3, Manyoly... and have the opportunity to take spectacular photos in some pedestrian alleys famous for their typical small bistros, unique craftsmen, antique dealers, creative studios and unique concept stores. Of course, you will go hunting for "Space Invaders" and get to know more about this worldwide famous French artist. An amazing opportunity to discover the city in a unique way !

Marseille: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Marseille: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour in St. Vincent de Paul Church! Visit the historic rue Canebière. Photograph the unique Art Deco Opéra de Marseille, the largest and oldest opera house in France and admire the fairytale Daviel Pavilion. Saint Jean Fort will leave you speechless as it combines its grandeur with every boy's or girl's dream of a grand fort. Learn about The Mucem museum and its unique exhibits! Cathédrale La Major will captivate you, you have never seen anything more captivating, it is worth the time and space on your mobile memory. The busy Panier will be your next step, do nothing, leave your mobile and see an area where every part of it is like a museum! While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Center de la Vieille Charité with its captivating architecture, which was once an inn!

From Marseille: Sailing Tour

7. From Marseille: Sailing Tour

Sail from Marseille and take in the beautiful coast. See the Bay of the Monkeys and marvel at the Goudes Rock. Stop off at secluded coves to go for a swim in the sea. Have a picnic and go kayaking or snorkeling. Watch the sun go down at Port Friuli. Board your sailboat and set sail from the Mucem towards the Bay of the Monkeys and the Goudes Rock. Then, arrive at this cove for a picnic and a swim in the crystal clear waters. Go snorkeling if you like. After this, head to the Friuli archipelago and stop at another cove, depending on the weather. See the highest sea cliff in Europe and learn about underwater exploration from your guide. Listen to music while aboard the ship and go kayaking if you want. Choose to enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks on the boat for an additional fee. Return to Port Friuli to watch the sunset, or go back directly to Marseille.

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What people are saying about Marseille

The cruise was simply lovely. A three-hour cruise trip off the coast to feel some cool breeze, capping off with dinner and drinks on the cruise. The overall atmosphere was lively, with a DJ turning on music. Well worth the price. Recommended!

A brilliant experience with sunset and night scence. The captain and guide were kind and enthusiastic, I’ve got a lot of nice shots.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Crew were brilliant and we met a lovely, lively group of people from all corners of the globe!

Had an amazing experience both hosts on board were very kind and welcoming to make our time memorable.

Lovely boat and great experience! Great food and selection of drinks. Can't recommend enough.