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The city's architecture tells a captivating story, a melange of influences shaping its identity over centuries. The Old Port, Vieux Port, is a historical anchor where colorful fishing boats bob in rhythm with the tide. The sleek lines of modern structures blend harmoniously with the ancient facades, creating a surreal collage that showcases Marseille's evolution.


Things to do and see - Marseille

Hike to the city's highest point to see a stunning basilica
Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde
See the largest religious building built in France in the 19th century
Cathédrale La Major
Go to a monument from the mid-1800s with a waterfall and reservoir
Palais Longchamp
Enter a novel structure where anthropology, history and art intersect
Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
Set foot on an island made famous by the novel "The Count of Monte Cristo"
Château d'If
Relax at a park with formal gardens, fountains, and a small lake
Parc Borély
Go hiking and explore dramatic limestone cliffs and hidden coves
Calanques National Park
15 km
35 min
Go to a charming fishing village with colorful boats and seafood restaurants
Vallon des Auffes
Explore a 17th-century fortress with a bridge leading to a history museum
Fort Saint-Jean
Take a scenic coastal road offering breathtaking views of the sea
Corniche Kennedy
Walk around the heart of Marseille, known for its vibrant atmosphere
Old Port of Marseille
Have a day trip to islands just off the coast of Marseille
Frioul Islands

FAQ - Marseille

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Events - Marseille

Delta Festival
The beach meets dance music at this three-day festival in sunny Marseille, France. The Delta Festival promises to be an epic bash of music, sports, and arts in the sand.
Marseille, France

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