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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
Private Tour: Marseille City Sightseeing and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Marseille
"Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Marseille hotel by luxury minivan and then travel inland with your private guide to Aix-en-Provence. A well-heeled Provencal town Aix is known for its handsome streets lined with grand 17th- and 18-century houses. See the best examples of its opulent architecture on a stroll along the Cours Mirabeau -- a boulevard where private mansions sit in the shade of leafy trees and tinkling and admire its boutiques craft shops and squares all dotted about the myriad of tiny streets.Famous as the birthplace of French painter Paul Cézanne Aix is firmly on the map for art lovers from around the world. See how Cézanne stamped his mark on the city by visiting his studios where he once worked
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Palais de Longchamp Tips (8)


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 of...
Sep 10, 2012

Parc de Longchamp

A warm winter morning and a trip to the parc. Expected to see the palais de lonchamp in all it's glory but, unfortunately, under repair and covered in scaffolding. Did enjoy a wander around the park...
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Feb 22, 2012

Majesty of the waters

The "Palais Longchamps" is a quiet public garden in the center of Marseille. It dates from the Mid XIX th Century, when Marseille erected a canal from the Durance river to downtown Marseille. it was...
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Apr 13, 2009

Palais de Longchamp

Palais Longchamp is a good place to go for walks and a take in a little culture. You can also visit the Musée Grobet Labadié, the Musée des Beaux Arts and the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle - the natural...
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Oct 16, 2005


This imposing edifice was built on Longchamp plateau to commemorate the arrival of the Durance canal water in Marseille.The first stone of this monumental water tower was laid by the Duke of Orleans...
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Jan 05, 2005

Palais Longchamp

This monumental water tower was built on Longchamp Plateau to commerate the building of the Durance Canal in Marseilles. The monument is joined together by a colonnade with the two wings of the Palace...
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Aug 26, 2002

Palais de Longchamps

In the 19th Century when fresh water was not available, engineers constructed a viaduct to bring in water from another place. As part of the celebrations this Palais was built. There is a fountain...
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Aug 25, 2002

Longchamps Palace

Not a true palace, this fine structure houses two museums, very pleasant gardens, and a few remnants of ancient Marseille. Designed by Esperandieu (who also designed Notre Dame de la Garde).
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Apr 04, 2011
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Things to Do Near Palais de Longchamp

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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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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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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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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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Cours Mirabeau

At its west end the Cours Mirabeau reaches the Fountain of the King Rene and his statue where he is holding his famous grapes. From here the Cours runs east past the Fountain of the Nine Canons and at...
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