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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
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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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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

Corniche Tips (12)

La Corniche

There is a long long corniche (coastal road) called Corniche Président Kennedy. The bus #83 goes all the way from the old port to the very end of the corniche. We hopped on and off the bus and walked...
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tini58de
Apr 04, 2011

THE CORNICHE SEA-SIDE WALKWAY OR DRIVE

For once, I didn't walk it, instead I enjoyed the beautiful views that are seen from the walkway when travelling in the Little Tourist Train. Views are of the sea, from the Catalans cove to the Prado...
balhannah
Sep 10, 2012

Corniche: Plage des Catalans

Feel like a stroll along the beach in the middle of a big city? Well, keep walking past the forts at the entrance to the Vieux Port, and eventually you'll emerge on the Corniche John F. Kennedy which...
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maykal
Nov 11, 2012

Corniche: Monument aux Morts de l'Armee d'Orient

Just before the Corniche crosses the inlet of Vallon des Auffes, a grand monument stands on a rock jutting out into the sea. It commemorates those soldiers from the French colonies, mainly Algeria,...
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maykal
Nov 11, 2012

B15) Villas along the Corniche

After that two viaducs were built (1863) above Vallon des Auffes and Fausse Monnaie the area around Corniche Kennedy became an attractive place to build villas and Castles (see Tip B16). Altough the...
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BeChar
Jul 12, 2005

B1) Plan of the tour "Corniche"

For the blue tour (mainly along the sea) we start from the Tourist Office, direction Old Port. We will discover the Pharo, small valleys and villas, and come back through Notre Dame de la Garde.
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BeChar
Jul 08, 2005

Corniche du President Kennedy

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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TooTallFinn24
Dec 02, 2014

Corniche: Malmousque

The Corniche cuts inland for a short section, allowing a lucky few a bit more privacy to build the perfect seaside villa in an area called Malmousque. Malmousque was another fishing village, now an...
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maykal
Nov 11, 2012

Corniche: Vallon des Auffes

For me, the most picturesque part of the Corniche has to be the Vallon des Auffes, a small fishing community that was until the 1940s almost completely cut off from the rest of the city, only...
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maykal
Nov 11, 2012

Corniche: Plage du Prophete

A kilometre or so further on and you reach the nicest beach, a triangle of bleached white sand with crystal clear water that sits in a slight bay, backed by some of the prettiest villas on the...
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maykal
Nov 11, 2012

Corniche: Monument aux Pieds Noirs/Plage Prado

Another monument and another viewpoint, this time it commemorates the French settlers (pieds noirs) who left Algeria after independence in 1962, and arrived by ship in Marseille. This section of the...
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maykal
Nov 11, 2012

Coastal walk : La Corniche Kennedy

This street follows the coast of Marseille to the West. It is borded with the sumptuous houses and mansions of the upper merchant classes of the 19th century. To see absolutely!
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ptitetoile
May 25, 2005
 
 
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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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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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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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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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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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La Foire aux Santons

Whenever you visit AIX during November-December you will see numerous stands in the streets that sell SANTONS. They work all year to sculp and create the most wonderful figurines for your Christmas...
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