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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
From EUR25.00
 
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

More Things to Do in Toulon

The Arsenal of Vauban

In addition to the fortifications, Vauban also designed the arsenal at Toulon, including a rope-making factory that was housed in a very long building (shown as a model in the museum), to produce the...
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Apr 03, 2013

The Prison Colony

From 1748 to 1873 Toulon was the site of a brutal prison colony called Le Bagne Portuaire de Toulon. An exhibition on this prison colony was shown at the Naval Museum in Toulon (Musée National de la...
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Apr 03, 2013

Guided walking tour of Toulon

Before I went to Toulon I booked a guided walking tour through the website of the Toulon tourist office. The cost at the time (October 2012) was € 8.50, which I paid online with my German credit card....
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Apr 03, 2013

Le génie de la navigation

On our guided walking tour we started by going to the harbor, which is only a short distance from the tourist office, and then walking along the quays until we came to this statue by Louis-Joseph...
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Apr 03, 2013

The Atlantes by Pierre Puget

All you loyal readers of my Marseille page (thanks again to both of you) may recall that Pierre Puget (1620-1694) was the sculptor and architect who designed the Vieille Charité in the Panier district...
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Apr 03, 2013

Clock Tower

After reaching the end of the quays on our guided walking tour, we had a look at the Clock Tower (Tour de l’Horloge or Tour Carrée).This tower is not accessible to civilians since it is inside the...
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Apr 03, 2013
 
 
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Porte Monumentale de l’Arsenal

This monumental gate, only part of which I have managed to show in my photo, was originally built in 1738 as the entrance gate to the Arsenal. But in 1976 the entire huge gate was jacked up, turned...
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Apr 03, 2013

Église Saint-Louis

Another stop on our guided walking tour was the Church of Saint Louis, an unusual neo-classical church, with four pillars at the front, which was built over many years in the eighteenth century and...
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Apr 02, 2013

The ship sculpture at Place Vatel

When we came to Place Vatel, where the School of Catering and Tourism is located, our guide showed us this unusual sculpture of the bow of an eighteenth century French warship between the Rue Vezzani...
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Apr 02, 2013

Fresco on Rue Chevalier Paul

On our guided walking tour we went through the Rue Chevalier Paul and had a look at the large fresco that has been painted there as part of the urban renewal program of the Old Town of Toulon.The top...
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Apr 02, 2013

Urban renewal

On our guided walking tour through the Old Town, we came across several of these big signs entitled Requalification, meaning restoration and urban renewal.Some of the historic buildings in the Old...
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Apr 02, 2013

Place Puget

When we came to Place Puget on our walking tour, our guide told us that this was where Victor Hugo stayed when he visited Toulon in 1839. The hotel where he stayed no longer exists, but she pointed...
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Apr 01, 2013

The Opera House from 'Chicago' -- Rue de Pomet

On our guided walking tour we continued on through the Rue de Pomet, a peaceful, friendly little street which opens up onto Place Victor Hugo and the opera house.It’s hard to believe, but true, that...
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Apr 01, 2013

Félix Escartefigue and César Olivier

Our guide on the walking tour showed us the opera house, which by coincidence I had already seen, and then explained the significance of the fresco on the Place Victor Hugo, at the corner of Rue...
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Apr 01, 2013

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