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Walking Tour of Marseille's Historic Neighborhood
"Meet your guide in the morning or in the afternoon and enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the region: “Le Panier”. Explore its  monuments going through the new Hotel Dieu which opened for the event “Marseille Provence 2013” during which the city was named the European capital of culture. Then you will take the ascent of Accoules in order to get to the “Place des Moulins” and learn about its wonderful history with your guide who will be happy to answer all your questions. Your tour finishes at Le Panier district just two steps away from the Mucem museum new icon of Marseille. The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations is one of the most visited places in Marseille thanks to its modern architecture linked to the Fort St. Jean. This monument presently offers many beautiful exhibitions and shows. This tour will help you to understand and witness the modernization process that has been taking place in Marseille since
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Historical Center Walking Tour of Marseille
"After you have met your guide at the Old Port you will start your walking tour of the historical city of Marseille. During the tour you will discover several iconic neighborhoods of Marseille the Old-Port Panier and Belsunce which are the oldest ones of France's oldest city. It is an easy walk with some up hill sections and a some stairs. It's a round trip so the tour will end at the meeting point.""""Explore the legendary foundation of Marseille on this walking tour of the city. You will travel through the centuries to meet the Greek city then the Roman
From EUR20.00
 
Marseille Shore excursion : Urban Electric Bike Tour of Marseille
"Your exciting half day shore excursion to Marseille city begins with a morning pickup from your cruise terminal. Meet your guide and board a minivan or a taxi to get to your starting point near the sea.Get outfitted with a helmet and a 2016 which allows you to ride effortlessy and enjoy a 3-hour journey through Marseille. First you will ride along the sea front from Pointe Rouge to the old harbor cycling through Corniche Kennedy Parc Borely Roucas Blanc the renown basilica of Notre Dame de La Garde and many other emblematic places. Explore the typical Marseille streets and discover some architectural treasures beautiful fragrant gardens and the small ports of the Marseille sea front. Your experienced guide will tell you the history of these place during your unique journey.  Then
From EUR50.00

More Local Customs in Marseille

Pastis: Worth A Try

Before coming to Marseille I had been urged not to miss the bou....... or complex fish stew that was considered so good and unique to Marseilles. However in walking the City streets and looking at...
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Dec 04, 2014

Bouillabaise

One cannot leave Marseille without trying this famous dish at least once. This is best sampled in one of the small restaurants on the Vieux Port, not the touristy 'school dinners' eating...
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scanos
Aug 21, 2008

Rosé wine with ice

A very popular drink in Marseilles is rosé wine. You'll often see locals putting ice in their rosé, which sounds completely wrong, but trust me, it is delicious, and complements the local climate and...
SSlatter
Sep 18, 2007

Apéritifs- le "pastaga"

It is de rigeur for the Marseillais to have an apéritif or two before going out for an evening meal, and there is no more typical local apéritif than a glass of pastis, or "pastaga" as it is known...
SSlatter
Sep 16, 2007

Interesting game of local population

Petanque is the game about I'm speaking. If you have free time and have bought a peach in local food shop of Panier district then go to Cathedral De La Major. If you will be at time then you can watch...
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Huks
Aug 28, 2007

Fish market 8

And to finish the visit of the "Marché aux poissons", look at this superb poulpe de roche (octopus or Octopus vulgaris) It is red with anger of being caught ! As you can see, it is fully living and...
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JLBG
Dec 26, 2004
 
 
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Fish market 7

Though there are many tourists that visit the "Marché aux poissons", those who buy fish are mostly locals. They know the shop keeper and the shop keeper know them and again, if you are able to...
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Dec 26, 2004

Fish market 6

Even if you do not plan to buy fish, you should visit the "Marché aux poissons". The women that keep each booth are usually wife of fishermen. If you understand French, you will soon realize that they...
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Dec 26, 2004

Fish market 5

The fishes are usually not kept in ice but on special tables with a rim that allows filling it with fresh seawater. Thus, most of the time, fishes are kept alive morning long. They cannot be fresher,...
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Dec 26, 2004

Fish market 4

On the "Marché aux poissons", you will find every kind of local fish : soles (Solea solea) that the shop keepers will be happy to skin for you, Bonitou (bullet tuna or Auxis thazard) that you can buy...
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JLBG
Dec 26, 2004

Fish market 3

On the "Marché aux poissons", you will find only extra fresh fish, caught during the very early morning along the neighboring and rocky shores by fishermen on their typical boats, the "pointus". They...
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JLBG
Dec 26, 2004

Fish market 2

On this picture, you can see in the foreground the "Marché aux poissons" and behind, in the background, the entrance into the metro, the lower end of the Canebière with the Bourse of Marseille and on...
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JLBG
Dec 26, 2004

Fish market 1

The famous open air "Marché aux poissons" stands at the bottom of the Cannebière, on the quai des Belges, on the Vieux Port. It is a must see in Marseille. It begins every day at 8:00 AM and lasts...
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JLBG
Dec 26, 2004

Marseille's history is 2600...

Marseille's history is 2600 years old and it started off as a Greek city in 600 BC as part of the Hellenic civilisation. The city was always a gateway and often sacked by invaders. It is also the...
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Aug 26, 2002

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Top Things to Do in Marseille

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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

When we had finished exploring the crypt and the interior of the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde we wanted to visit the museum but as we didn't had enough time we had taken a walk around the...
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Vieux Port

As I'm was staying by the Old Port I had an opportunity to walk around this area a lot. The port is by the old town and on the side where the Panier district is and all along the sea front are many...
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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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Cathédrale de la Major

The statue of Monseigneur de Belsunce is located in the grounds of the Cathedral de la Major and overlooks the port. He was a Bishop during the great plague of 1720 which believed thousands died...
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Palais de Longchamp

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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Château d'If

The two small islands Chateau d'If andthe island of Frioul are located just outside Vieux Port and are accessible by Frioul If Express ferry which they have daily shuttles to both islands. Chateau...
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