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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
From EUR61.00

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Porte d'Aix ---The Arc of Triomphe of Marseille's

We have across the Porte d'Aix on our way to the the station from the Old Port. The road is a bit of uphill but is only ten to fifteen minutes walk. The area around the Triumphal Arch it looks very...
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Jan 27, 2016

Porte d'Aix and Rue du Bon Pasteur

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,
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Nov 11, 2012

C12) Arc de Triomphe

This Arch of Triumph is called Porte d'Aix as it was the way to connect Marseille with Aix-en-Provence (and Paris). It was realized by Architect Penchaud (XIXth century) and adorned by inscriptions...
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Jun 29, 2005

Arc de Triomphe

The Porte d’Aix - that’s how this particular Arc de Triomphe is called - markes the entrance to the city. It was built in year 1825 Penchaud, following the lines and the style of the famous ancient...
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Jan 17, 2004

Arc de Triumph in Marseille

Like Paris, there is an Arc de Triumph in Marseilles. However this one is much smaller and you can not enter the monument and climb to the top. Its sits on a beautiful hill area not far from the train...
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Dec 11, 2002
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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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