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Spend 2 days in Marseille in a relaxed atmosphere, it may be the best choice! We know how to enjoy it without hurrying and we will try to teach you this tranquility so beloved in the south of France.

For this selection of places to visit in Marseille, we do not go too far from the Old Port to relax with the sound of the waves and the comings and goings of the boats.

To get from one quay to the other, take the ferry boat and minimize the effort!

- Saint Victor Abbey: Saint Victor Abbey will amaze you with its magnificence. You can also have the chance to hear the 17th century organs.

- Old Port: Walk along the Old Port, let yourself be transported. You will enjoy the restaurants and cafes' terraces throughout your walk.

- Palais du Pharo: Step into the Palais du Pharo, located inside the garden of the Pharo, you will enjoy the breathtaking view but also have the opportunity to rest in a quiet and peaceful place.

- The Augustins Church: Explore the great Augustins Church, discover this remains on the rue Saint Ferréol in the heart of the city. Take the opportunity to take a little shopping trip.

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    8.1 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    1 hours to 2 hours

Points of Interest

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Les Augustins Church

Les Augustins church in Marseille is located on the Old Port. Easily recognizable by its immaculate white facade, it dates from the 13th century.

The Old Port

Emblematic site of Marseille with its sardine which is actually a boat that blocked the Old Port. Walk along the Old Port, let yourself be transported. You will enjoy the terraces of restaurants and cafés throughout your walk.

The Jardin du Pharo

The Jardin du Pharo is a must-see in Marseille. Magnificent view over the entrance to the Old Port, shaded lawns and imperial palace built by Napoleon 3. The Parc du Pharo will delight families and photo lovers.

The Palais de la Bourse

A symbol of Marseille's economic development in the 19th century, the Palais de la Bourse celebrates the history of Marseille and its trade. A real little architectural masterpiece.

Saint Victor Abbey

Discover the abbey of Saint Victor in Marseille. One of the oldest and most emblematic of the Phocaean city. Visit the crypts and its ornaments.

First day  

For the first day, come and walk along the quays to discover Marseille. Marseille Tourisme offers you the opportunity to visit some of Marseille's monuments.

Remarkable places:

- Saint Laurent Church: Close to Fort Saint Jean, this medieval church will amaze you.

- Saint Victor Abbey: Overlooking the Old Port, take a few minutes to visit this abbey before going down to buy navettes, Marseille's most famous pastry.

- Centre Bourse: This shopping center contains many brands. The ideal shopping stopover before resuming your trip to the Old Port.

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    4.63 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    39 minutes to 1 hours

Points of Interest

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Les Augustins Church

Les Augustins church in Marseille is located on the Old Port. Easily recognizable by its immaculate white facade, it dates from the 13th century.

The Old Port

Emblematic site of Marseille with its sardine which is actually a boat that blocked the Old Port. Walk along the Old Port, let yourself be transported. You will enjoy the terraces of restaurants and cafés throughout your walk.

The Palais de la Bourse

A symbol of Marseille's economic development in the 19th century, the Palais de la Bourse celebrates the history of Marseille and its trade. A real little architectural masterpiece.

Saint Laurent Church

The Saint Laurent church dominates the pass of the Old Port. It is traditionally the parish of the professions of the sea. It is closely linked to the history of Marseille: it is one of the oldest churches in Marseille.

Saint Victor Abbey

Discover the abbey of Saint Victor in Marseille. One of the oldest and most emblematic of the Phocaean city. Visit the crypts and its ornaments.

The Jardin des Vestiges

Located on the old Roman port, the jardin des vestiges allows you to see Marseille in the ancient period with its ramparts. It is an archaeological treasure.

Second day

For the second day you can go for a walk by the sea.  Between sea and land, enjoy also the places to visit in Marseille and have a snack break in front of the sea! For families or slackers, the Petit Train de Marseille will take you to Notre Dame de la Garde. Its ticket office is located in the Old Port There are 2 different routes, ideal for walking around Marseille without getting tired!

Remarkable places :

- Cathedral of the Major: With its spectacular dimensions and historically rich architecture, missing out would be a real shame....

- Les Terrasses du Port: the shopping center has a terrace that alone is worth it! It offers you a magnificent view! And the many shops on the Terrasses du Port will delight fans of shopping.

- Place Castellane: The Castellane fountain, dating from the Louis XIV era, stands majestically in the middle of the square. The perfect place to enjoy the many restaurants in the area.

- Basilica Notre Dame: no need to present this symbol of Marseille! It offers a panoramic view of the whole city! Don't forget your cameras!

- Quai de Rive neuve: finish your visit of Marseille by following the left bank of the Old Port. La Criée, the many restaurants...

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    10.81 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    2 hours to 2 hours

Points of Interest

Marseille Cathedral

It's the Cathedral of Marseille! Its real name is Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure, but we locals call it La Major. Standing proudly from the quays, it's the first thing the sailors see when they arrive in Marseille.

Notre Dame de la Garde

The Bonne Mère is known all over the world. It sits atop the Phocaean city and continues to attract visitors and pilgrims from all over the world.

The Musée Cantini

In a sumptuous 17th century private mansion, the Musée Cantini houses in rue Grignan one of the largest collections of works of modern and contemporary art in France. Its temporary exhibitions will delight art lovers.

The Opera

The Opéra de Marseille is one of the oldest in France. Destroyed by a fire, it was rebuilt in 1920. It is a real architectural jewel.

Les Augustins Church

Les Augustins church in Marseille is located on the Old Port. Easily recognizable by its immaculate white facade, it dates from the 13th century.

The Fort Saint Jean

The Fort Saint Jean was built to defend the port of Marseille. It was also used as a commandery by the Knights Templar during the Crusades. It is an essential monument of the Phocaean city!

The Old Port

Emblematic site of Marseille with its sardine which is actually a boat that blocked the Old Port. Walk along the Old Port, let yourself be transported. You will enjoy the terraces of restaurants and cafés throughout your walk.

The Palais de la Bourse

A symbol of Marseille's economic development in the 19th century, the Palais de la Bourse celebrates the history of Marseille and its trade. A real little architectural masterpiece.

Place Castellane

Place Castellane is one of the symbols of Marseille. Gateway to the southern districts, a strategic crossroads and a neighbourhood with a village atmosphere, the fountain is a work of art and a real strategic point in the Phocaean city.

Saint Laurent Church

The Saint Laurent church dominates the pass of the Old Port. It is traditionally the parish of the professions of the sea. It is closely linked to the history of Marseille: it is one of the oldest churches in Marseille.

The Jardin de la Colline du Puget

The jardin de la colline Puget is one of the paths that lead to the Bonne Mère. Take its winding and steep roads and discover Marseille!