Planning your weekend in Marseille

Would you like to visit Marseille in 2 days with your family? We are here to help you through a program adapted to your short stay in the Phocaean city. A lively city par excellence, your visit can be declined in several ways: energetic or relaxed, we have considered all the profiles!

But before preparing the activities, you should think about booking a holiday rental! And for that, Marseille offers you a wide selection of holiday home rentals, room rentals in a hotel in Marseille, as well as holiday residences outside the city. Whatever you choose, the Phocaean city is the perfect destination for a cheap family vacation!

What can you visit during your 2 days?

If you want to relax with your family, Marseille Tourisme offers you a weekend to remember for young and old alike!

A 2-day weekend will be the perfect opportunity to stroll around Marseille, especially in the heart of the city center, shop on our famous rue Saint Ferréol or enjoy a good ice cream on the Old Port.

For the remarkable monuments and places not to be missed we have selected 3 possibilities for you. Feel free to check our website for more ideas!

    Parc Longchamp: Walk in the heart of Parc Longchamp, discover the beautiful statues and sculptures, but also the many lakes that surround the park. The opportunity to relax with your family and why not if the weather is fine to picnic among trees over 120 years old. Not to mention the museums of the Palais Longchamp, with the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Fine Arts.
    Réformés Church: Visit of the Réformés Church! This magnificent church, which dominates the Canebière, is located at the end of the Allées Meilhan, you can not miss its wonderful neo-Gothic facade. The Réformés Church is both a religious and historical site that is full of history and experience. An excursion to immerse yourself in the heart of Marseille's religious and cultural heritage.
    The Memorial de la Marseillaise: Discover the first museum dedicated to the French national anthem, the Memorial de la Marseillaise, three rooms entirely dedicated to make you relive the creation of our hymn! Travel back in time and relive Marseille's history from the Revolution to the Renaissance.
    Fontaine des Danaïdes: Located in the heart of the 1st arrondissement of Marseille, the Fontaine des Danaïdes was created by the sculptor Jean Hugues. The iconography represents the fate of King Danaos' 50 daughters sentenced to fill a bottomless barrel for killing their husbands.

Hike Path

Hike Info

  • Distance: 3.59 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration: 30 minutes to 50 minutes

Points of Interest

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Canebière / Noailles

The Canebière isn't the most commercial street, or even the most attractive in Marseille, but it's the one and only Canebière, and we love it. Noailles and its market.

Les Réformés Church

St Vincent de Paul Church is better known as L'Église des Réformés. Situated at the top of the Canebière, it imposes itself with its Gothic façade.

The Marseillaise Memorial

It is in the heart of Marseille that the Marseillaise was first sung in 1792. Now the French national anthem, the headquarters of the Club des Jacobins has become a memorial.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts

In the heart of the magnificent Palais Longchamp, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Marseille presents hundreds of works dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. François Puget's collection is worth a visit.

First day

For the first day you walk through the heart of the city center.

Remarkable places :

    The fountain of the Danaïdes
    The Marseillaise Memorial

Second day

For the second day you can go for a walk by the sea.  Between sea and land, also take advantage of the place to eat and have a snack break in front of the sea!

Remarkable places :

    Anse de Maldorme
    Anse de la Fausse Monnaie
    Château Berger
    Anse de l'Oriol
    Pointe du Roucas Blanc
    Prado Beaches
    Château Borély
    Parc du 26ème centenaire

Hike Path

Hike Info

  • Distance: 11.71 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration: 2 hours to 3 hours

Points of Interest

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Le Parc Chanot

Le Parc Chanot est un lieu incontournable de Marseille ! La bien connue Foire de Marseille a d'ailleurs lieu là-bas chaque année ! Un lieu à ne pas rater.

Prophète Beach

Le Prophète Beach is very popular in summer, both during the day and at night. It is a friendly place to come with family in the morning and friends in the evening.

The Corniche John F. Kennedy

Enjoy the view of the Friuli Coast and Islands from the Corniche. By car or on foot, a breathtaking 8 km walk.

The Parc du 26e Centenaire

Parc du 26ème centenaire is located a stone's throw from Castellane and was built in honour of Marseille's 2600 years of history. Its gardens evoke the cultures that cross in the city and call for unity. Built on the site of an old one, it is undoubtedly the most beautiful park in the Phocaean city.

The Statue of David

In Marseille, he is called "the David". The replica of the famous sculpture is a symbol that recalls summer, the beaches. It is a landmark to find the sea and its friends. Not far from the beach, it dominates the roundabout of the Prado.