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Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

1. 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 Port: Shore Excursion to Aix-en-Provence Marseille

2. Marseille Port: Shore Excursion to Aix-en-Provence Marseille

Drive to Aix en Provence: discover the Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th and 18th century private mansions. See the Four Dolphins Fountain and other amazing sights in the vibrant city like the City Hall and the Cathedral Saint Sauveur. The old town is packed with shops, architectural and religious sites, bustling squares and refreshing fountains. Free time for lunch (not included) on your own. Panoramic tour of the city of Marseille on the way back, including a photo stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica. Enjoy a breathtakingview on the Phocaeancity, the Frioulislands and If Castle. Drive on the Corniche Road, a symbol of holiday and outward sign of wealth for merchants and bourgeois from the 19th century who built magnificent houses with many ostentatious splendid features. You will then reach Saint-Victor Abbey that guards the entry of the Vieux-Port

Aix-en-Provence: Hôtel de Caumont Entry Ticket

3. Aix-en-Provence: Hôtel de Caumont Entry Ticket

Located in the Mazarin district, just a few steps from the Cours Mirabeau, the Hôtel de Caumont has a paved Cour d’Honneur and over 1,000 m² of private gardens. The mansion’s rooms, with their refined décor, recreates the atmosphere and aesthetic characteristics of the 18th century. The visit of the private mansion immerses you in the refined atmosphere of this exceptional venue, from the cour d'honneur to the gardens, passing through the historic rooms. The carefully furnished and decorated rooms reveal daily life at the time of Pauline, marquise de Caumont, one of the most famous owners of the mansion in the 18th century. The private gardens of the mansion, fully refurbished in the spirit of the site, offer over 1000 m² of peaceful space decorated with fountains,flowerbeds bordered by boxwood, and large vases of flowers. The art centre holds major temporary exhibitions dedicated to the great masters of art history. An important cultural centre in Aix-en-Provence, it is a place in which art can be discovered and shared with passion.

From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

4. From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

Tour the enchanting hilltop villages and colorful landscapes of the Luberon region of southern France on a full-day tour. Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Marseille, then have plenty of free time to explore traditional markets, antique shops, and historic monuments in different towns. Depart from the meeting point and discover a unique Luberon market, depending on the day of your tour. Experience the aromas and flavors of traditional Provençal products. On Tuesdays, spend time in the dry-stone-built village of Gordes and explore its market. On other days, stop in Gordes for a panoramic photo stop. On Thursdays, see the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses, with an iconic market. On Fridays, enjoy free time in Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle, and visit the market. On Saturdays, discover the market in the city of Apt, famous for the candied-fruits production. On Sundays only, visit the market that takes place in L'Isle sur Sorgue. From mid-June to mid-July, make a photo stop at Sénanque Abbey, with its lavender fields in bloom. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and the Sorgue resurgence before heading back to Marseille.

Marseille : Discover the secrets of pastis

5. Marseille : Discover the secrets of pastis

Discover Marseille through its most iconic drink: Pastis! During an hour and a half workshop, find out and taste aniseed drinks, explore their history and composition with the help of one of our anise’s expert. As a second step, enhance your knowledge of pastis and aniseed with a sensory and playful visit of the Aniseed and Provence Museum. You will discover the process of making pastis and travel the city of Marseille aboard a Mehari (Jeep) thanks to our 4D technology! Pastis and Marseille will no longer have any secrets for you!

Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Shore Excursion Tour

6. Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Shore Excursion Tour

You'll be picked up at your ship or hotel and head straight to Aix-en- Provence (about 30 minutes) to get a look at its lively morning markets with the typical french atmosphere. You’ll take a walking tour of the old town with its beautiful buildings of the 17th and 18th century. You'll visit Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, the history museum, and Cézanne’s workshop. Then you'll be taken a bit higher to the hilltop where Cézanne actually painted numerous paintings of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. If time permits, you may like to do a bit of shopping or wine tasting. Then, you'll be driven back to your ship or hotel in Marseille.

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The group size is small so it feels almost like a private tour and more intimate. Our guide, Greg, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Because of the small group size, we were able to customise our itinerary and focus on where we want to spend more time on.

fabulous day touring around beautiful villages. spent about an hour in each one and were free to explore on our own. it’s a longish day so bring water and wear sensible shoes. also bring cash as some restaurants and shops only accept this.

The museum itself is a little boring in my opinion, but you can walk to the fort and find the best views in Marseilles! Parking wasn't too bad, you can park here and explore more on foot.

Easy and quick access. Fab view points of the old port and notre-dame cathedral.

Very cool museum. Recommend full day as it is huge!