Marseille Things to Do

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  • 1. Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

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    ON A QUICK STOP BEFORE FLYING HOME FROM OUR HONEYMOON TOURING THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, MY WIFE AND I DECIDED TO VISIT THE BASILIQUE NOTRE DAME DURING OUR LAST 6 HOURS IN FRANCE. THE CAR PARK WAS FULL SO...

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  • 2. Vieux Port

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Old Port is where Marseille was founded over 2,600 years ago. This was the city’s commercial and military harbor for most of that time, but now it is used mainly for pleasure boats, since the...

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  • 3. Les Calanques

    Hello, I am the owner of Blue Attractions Marseille, Blue Attractions is the english version of the well known marseille's company "bleu evasion". We offer trips in the Calanques on comfortable boats,...

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  • 4. Château d'If

    This is the second smallest of the Frioul Islands, just off the coast of Marseille. These islands are practically right in front of the entrance to the Old Port. You can get there on the Frioul If...

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  • 5. Cathédrale de la Major

    4 out of 5 stars

    This unusual cathedral was built in the nineteenth century in Romano-Byzantine style. They say it is the only one of its kind in France. Construction of this cathedral took forty-one years, from 1852...

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  • 6. Palais de Longchamp

    4 out of 5 stars

    Wow! If you have a chance, come here and have a look at the elaborate fountains. The funny thing here, is the Palais Longchamp, IS NOT A PALACE! It is an elaborate monument showcasing the importance...

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  • 7. Corniche

    The Corniche du President Kennedy can either be walked or driven. The road which was originally constructed during the mid 19th century was significantly enlarged from 1957 to 1968, It was at this...

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  • 8. Cours Julien

    The streets around Cours Julien alternate between run-down and uber-trendy, and nearly everything is covered in graffitti of the artistic variety (mostly). The square of Cours Julien is filled with...

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  • 9. La Bourse

    Another attractive building I found in Marseille was the Palais de la Bourse in Canebiere. A building with a rich history that dates right back to the time of the French President Napoleon Bonapart...

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  • 10. Vieille Charité

    I’m sure it hasn’t happened very often that an architect gets a commission to build a major complex of buildings in his own home neighborhood, right around the corner from where he was born. But that...

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  • 11. Cassis

    The French fishing village of Cassis, on the Mediterranean, gets less attention among Americans than other more renowned resorts like Nice,, St. Tropez, or Cannes. This is a distinct advantage for...

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  • 12. Porte d'Aix

    Once one of the gates to the city, the Porte d'Aix is a grand arch similar to Paris' Arc de Triomphe, marooned on a traffic island in a litter-strewn park. In 2012, I couldn't get close, as...you...

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  • 13. Musée des Beaux-Arts

    tHIS MUSEUM IS HOUSED in the left wing of the LONGCHAMP PALAIS. It is open to the public daily except on Mondays. To reach it take MéTRO: Cinq-avenues or bus 81 Before or after enjoying the...

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  • 14. Reformes Church (Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul WIP

    Located at the top or high end of the Canebiere, Marseille's main boulevard, the Reformes Church has an impressive Gothic exterior.According to Wikipedia the...

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  • 15. Walking the Old Le Panier

    Le Panier is Marseille's oldest residential neighborhood. It was the site where Greek explorers landed and settled in the sixth century B.C. The Greeks called...

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  • 16. Monument aux morts de l'Armée d'Orient

    Memorial for the members of the Army of the Orient for service in foreign wars. This is an entirely French army not to be confused with the Foreign Legion...

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  • 17. Check Out the Vallon des Affes

    Walking along the water south of the old Vieux Port towards the Kennedy Corniche ne comes upon several small creeks. The most spectacular of these is the Vallon...

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  • 18. Basiliique Saint Victor

    Walking along the water slightly north of Vieux Port the Basilique Saint Victor is easy to miss. The basiliique is the last remaining vestige of the Abbey of...

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  • 19. Centre de La Vielle Charite

    La Viette Charite was constructed as a place and sometimes prison for the poor in the 17th century. At the time of its first operation beggars in Marseille were...

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  • 20. Check Out The Fish Market

    The fish market in Marseilles is located in the Vieux Port. It takes place every day of the week as fisherman bring in their catch from the adjacent waters and...

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  • 21. Guided walking tour of the Panier district

    The Marseille Office of Tourism offers a variety of guided walking tours of various parts of the city. The exact dates and times are listed on their website...

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  • 22. Carmen by Georges Bizet

    When I was in southern France in October of 2012, it happened that the opera houses in Marseille and Toulon were both playing the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet...

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  • 23. At the front of the opera house

    The steps in front of the opera house are normally closed off by a fence decorated with bronze medallions in the Art Deco style that was popular in the first...

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  • 24. Seating and scheduling in the Marseille Opera

    Currently the opera house in Marseille seats 1,800 people. It has three rings of boxes, two balconies and a gallery. Although Marseille is now the second...

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  • 25. Opera Foyer

    The ceiling of the opera foyer was painted by an artist named Augustin Carrera (1878-1952). The center panel of the ceiling shows Orpheus charming the world...

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