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Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon
"You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel in the morning for your full-day trip to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence two gems of southern France’s Provence region.Start with a visit to Aix-en-Provence the former capital of Provence. Aix is most famous for its opulent 17th- and 18th-century mansions that line Cours Mirabeau the grand boulevard that cuts through the city. Wander down Cours Mirabeau and explore Old Town with your guide. You’ll also visit Atelier Cézanne the studio of the famous post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne who was born in Aix-en-Provence. See where Cézanne created his masterpieces and venture to the foot of Montagne Sainte-Victoire to see the actual landscapes that inspired him.You’ll then drive south to the colorful Mediterranean coastal city of Marseille. Learn about the fascinating history of this ancient city — the oldest
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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
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Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon
"You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel in the morning for your full-day trip to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence two gems of southern France’s Provence region.Start with a visit to Aix-en-Provence the former capital of Provence. Aix is most famous for its opulent 17th- and 18th-century mansions that line Cours Mirabeau the grand boulevard that cuts through the city. Wander down Cours Mirabeau and explore Old Town with your guide. You’ll also visit Atelier Cézanne the studio of the famous post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne who was born in Aix-en-Provence. See where Cézanne created his masterpieces and venture to the foot of Montagne Sainte-Victoire to see the actual landscapes that inspired him.You’ll then drive south to the colorful Mediterranean coastal city of Marseille. Learn about the fascinating history of this ancient city — the oldest
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The Old Port of Marseilles (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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Galaxy31
Jan 18, 2016

The Old Port (Le Vieux-Port)

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 new...
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Nemorino
Mar 11, 2013

Project Vieux-Port

When I took this photo in the autumn of 2012, the quays at the Old Port consisted mainly of large construction sites, for the purpose of transforming the streets into a pedestrian area. The space...
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Nemorino
Mar 11, 2013

Musée d’Histoire et Port Antique de Marseille

In Roman times the harbor was somewhat larger than it is today, so the remains of their Ancient Port are now about two blocks away from the water’s edge. These remains were discovered in 1967. They...
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Nemorino
Mar 11, 2013

Hotel de Ville (City Hall)

The Marseille City Hall is on the north side of the old harbor. It was built in the seventeenth century, from 1653 to 1673, directly across the harbor from the Arsenal of the Galleys. The Arsenal was...
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Nemorino
Mar 11, 2013

Palais du Pharo and Missak Manouchian

For the best view of the Vieux Port, keep walking on the south side along the busy road. This will take you past a small naval base (?) housed in Fort St Nicolas, and a Novotel, as well as another...
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maykal
Nov 11, 2012

CRAFT MARKETS AT VIEUX PORT

Vieux-Port - The old Port, and such a busy area, especially the day we were here, as lining the pavement were many Craft stalls. Fabulous! I love a market in a country different to my own!It is a...
balhannah
Sep 10, 2012

ST. AUGUSTIN CHURCH

Also in the old Port area, is the lovely white-washed, St. Augustin Church.In the 12th Century, the Headquarters of the Knights Templar originally stood where the Church stands today. It was in 1369,...
balhannah
Sep 10, 2012

LE VIEUX PORT

The Old Port of Marseille is known as Le Vieux Port. Found in the heart of the city, it has been here since the Greek-Phoenicians arrived back in 600 BC. It's a lovely area, with a great atmosphere....
balhannah
Sep 10, 2012

TAKE A BOAT RIDE

Marseille I found to be so interesting and pretty from the water, I really think a trip on a Boat is A MUST.Boats are pretty popular here. There is a FREE FERRY SERVICE which crosses from one side of...
balhannah
Sep 09, 2012

HOTEL DE VILLE

After visiting the Fish Market, I had a look at the Hotel de Ville [Town Hall] which overlooks the Old Port.The Architect's idea was to create a "facade of pomp and to be facing the sea", I think this...
balhannah
Sep 09, 2012

THE FISH MARKET

By the time we found the Fish Market, most of the Boats had sold their catch and had gone home.In the early hours of the morning, the Fish are caught and brought into the harbour where the Fishermen...
balhannah
Sep 09, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Vieux Port

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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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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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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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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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