Explore Marseille

Explore Marseille

Marseille, throbs with vitality from where it sits on the Mediterranean Sea. Its scenic natural harbour has made it an important trade centre for centuries. It has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. Today Marseille blends the old and the new in exciting ways.

Top sights to discover while in Marseille

The Old Port

One of the most emblematic places in Marseille, it is the natural meeting place for all Marseilles residents and visitors.

Notre Dame de la Garde

More than 800 years of pilgrimage, 157 metres high, a breathtaking view of the entire Phocaean city and the symbol of an entire city.

Les Calanques

Sumptuous landscapes framed by a blue sea envied by the whole world... or France at least. Prepare to be amazed.


It is the first museum dedicated to the Mediterranean civilizations of the 21st century and a must-visit stop for every museums lover.

The Corniche John F. Kennedy

Stroll through the heart of Marseille's 7th arrondissement and enjoy the typical little streets that have retained their charm of yesteryear.

The Parc Longchamps

This majestic park located in Marseille's heart leaves no one indifferent. It was created to commemorate the arrival of water through the Marseille Canal.

Some more highlights

Le Panier

Located in city's historic center, a stone's throw from the Old Port, the Old Town is a perpetual reminder of the eventful history of the ancient Massalia.

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The Vallon des Auffes

Unique, authentic, picturesque site, there are many adjectives to describe this small peaceful haven so close and so far away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

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Cathedral of La Major

The only cathedral built in France in the 19th century. Its vast dimensions are similar to those of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, which allows it to receive up to 3,000 people!

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