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Marseille

Marseille

About Marseille:

Lay anchor in marvellous Marseille.
The teeming metropolis of Marseille is a true cultural melting pot. The city’s port has welcomed immigrants from across Europe and north Africa for thousands of years. There’s so much to see and do here. Get lost in the Old Port – home to fantastic fresh seafood restaurants and a bustling fish market.

Or take in some culture… Notre Dame de la Garde – a grandiose marble basilica – watches over the townspeople. While Saint Victor Abbey’s eerie crypts date right back to the fifth century.

 

What to do in Marseille:

Vieux Port:

Packed with small, working fishing boats, the old harbour is the soul of Marseille. Sample the delicious fresh seafood served in traditional restaurants in the small surrounding streets. Or come in the morning for the buzzing fish market.

Information office: +33 (0)2 43 28 17 22 (all major languages)

 

Notre Dame de la Garde:

Overlooking the city from its highest point, this remarkable 19th century marble basilica is visible from almost anywhere in Marseille.

Information office: +33 (0)2 43 28 17 22 (all major languages)

 

Le Panier & the Vieille Charité:

To the south of Marseille in the old Panier quarter – centre for the resistance in WWII – the Vielle Charité is a museum of archaeology packed with fascinating exhibits and African works of art.

Information office: +33 (0)2 43 28 17 22 (all major languages)

 

Saint Victor Abbey:

This ancient abbey was founded way back in the fifth century. And while much of the building was rebuilt 600 years later, the eerie crypts and catacombs are an original, and rather spine-tingling, feature.

Information office: +33 (0)2 43 28 17 22 (all major languages)

 

Natural History Museum:

The spectacular building of the Natural History Museum houses a wealth of exhibits – with a focus on the species of the surrounding region.

Information office: +33 (0)2 43 28 17 22 (all major languages)