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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
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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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More Warnings and Dangers in Marseille

Violent Robbery Near Vieux Port in September 2013

I recently left Marseille after a 2-night stay (Sep 22-24, 2013) with my girlfriend. The people are that of any big city and were overall pleasant. There were beggars who were more aggressive and...
Oct 05, 2013

Bullys on buses in Marseilles

I, a woman travelling alone, was assaulted by a large gang of teenagers on the night bus, number 519, on Rue des Mousses, Marseilles on 21.6.13, at 21.50pm. They wouldn't let me off the bus, so I...
Jun 24, 2013


We disembarked from the MSC Splendida on a Sunday, and took a shuttle bus into the city. We spent all of 15 minutes in the Old Town section before my pocket was picked, apparently by a gang. An old...
Jun 11, 2013

Not to much trouble, just park underground

I am a woman and spent 5 days in the city on my way to Italy. I just stopped and parked the car (underground) and went walking around after dark. One old cafe gave me internet, but I found no good...
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Dec 18, 2012

Thieves on Route des Cretes

On Sept. 30, 2012, my companion and I were robbed on the beautiful Route des Cretes. We parked our rental car by a path and walked up a short hill. Thirty minutes later we returned to find the car...
Oct 24, 2012

Marseille Train Station Cautions & Tips

Location: Gare De Marseille-Saint-Charles Train Station. When traveling to Marseille by train, wether passing through to catch another train or to visit, take caution when walking outside of Station...
Jun 09, 2012
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Marseille danger

Marseille is extremely dangerous to travel to, expecially for women or unseasoned tourists, The local police is undermanned and there are many districts that are not patrolled at all since the police...
Sep 03, 2011

Marseille Dangers

I was only in Marseille for 24 hours but, in daylight and on my first night, I was wrestled to the ground by two North African looking individuals outside my hotel near the Vieux Port. They tried to...
Aug 02, 2011

Marseille - Think about visiting :)

I came across this website today, and was pleased to read about all the warnings, and dangers that travellors have written about. I have re-located to Marseille from another country, and walk everyday...
Jun 04, 2011

marseille daytime car attack!

we spent a three day weekend in marseille spending most of the time doing the flaneur, eating out and wandering freely and enjoyably. marseille is a fascinating old city and we have travelled...
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Sep 06, 2010

Go with an open mind.

I feel absolutely compelled to reply to some of the comments below. My wife and I returned yesterday from a fabulous 6 days in Marseille. A fantastic city and I'm delighted that I did not let many of...
Aug 15, 2010

Dont think about going!!!!!!

We are just back from Marseille yesterday, and I can honsetly say I was not Impressed one bit. The streets are filthy with litter and the smells of sewage etc is disgusting. Although we never...
Oct 21, 2009

Extremely dangerous!

I moved to Marseille 8 months ago and it is now officially the worst place in the world, in my opinion. Within those 8 months, I have been shouted at more or less everytime I left my apartment. 3...
Sep 23, 2009

Women in Marseille

After reading all the tips here i decided to throw in my two cents. I moved to marseille when I was 21. I didn't speak french and had never even left my country! ( american). Bright blond, pale and...
May 18, 2009

Top Hotels in Marseille

5 la Canebiere, (formerly Hotel Mascotte) Marseille, Provence, 13001, France
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4 rue Beauvau, Marseille, Provence, 13001, France
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33 Boulevard de Dunkerque, Marseille, 13002, France
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2 rue Bonneterie, Marseille, Provence, 13002, France
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Square Narvik, Esplanade Saint Charles, Marseille, Provence, 13001, France
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71 blvd Charles Livon, Marseille, Provence, 13007, France
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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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Top 5 Marseille Writers

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"Marseille, 2,500 years of history"
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"Carmen and the Count of Monte Cristo"
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"Marseille: sea, sun and wind ... and diversity!"
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"Marseille - you either love it or hate it...."
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