The Phocaean city and its 1001 treasures

Would you like to visit Marseille in 2 days? We are here to help you by offering you a program designed for your short stay in the Phocaean city. A lively city par excellence, Marseille is perfect for a weekend out with friends to discover a city rich in history. Your visit can be declined in several ways: in a rather energetic or cool way, rather museums or walks, we have thought of all the profiles!

Visit, enjoy, and move during your weekend in Marseille!

Spend a weekend in Marseille with friends or alone, to visit our beautiful Phocaean city with a lively program: this is what we plan with these essential discoveries.

We have chosen for you 3 remarkable places and/or monuments that you must absolutely see in Marseille and which will allow you to stay connected to the most lively districts of the Phocaean city.

    Cathedral of the Major: Visit the Cathedral of the Major, and enjoy a stroll in the Place de la Joliette, find many cafés, restaurants and the shopping malls Les Terrasses du port, les Docks and les Voûtes de la Major.
    Canebière: Stroll along the Canebière! Enjoy the cafés and shops along the street and for shopping fans, we advise you to take a walk on rue saint Ferréol, where you will find everything you are looking for.
    Cours Julien: Stroll along the pedestrian streets of Cours Julien. It is full of cafés, in a friendly setting. You will discover the decorative tags, and the shops that border this lively district. For fashion lovers, don't hesitate to get lost in the small alleys to find the best second-hand clothing. To celebrate at night, Cours Julien and La Plaine are the most lively places in Marseille.
    Noailles Market: In a street parallel to La Canebière, visit the multicultural market of Noailles. You will find exotic products, fruits, vegetables and small shops full of surprises.

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    4.81 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    40 minutes to 1 hours

Points of Interest

The MAAOA

The Museum of Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas has the second largest collection behind the Louvre. Located in Marseille, in the heart of the Vieille Charité, it is a must-see museum in the Phocaean city.

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.

Espace Julien

L'Espace Julien est une salle de spectacle situé dans le quartier des artistes de Marseille : Le Cours Julien.

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 Alcazar Library

Once a prestigious cabaret, the Alcazar has now become a library. In the heart of the Belsunce district, discover this cultural space with its old charm.

The Palais des Arts

The Palais des Arts in Marseille is a magnificent building dedicated to the arts that stands at Cours Julien. Also known as the Carli Palace, it is not well known to tourists, but it is worth the detour.

First day

For the first day, you will walk through the city center.

Remarkable places :

    Place de la Joliette
    Cathedral of the Major
    La Canebière

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    3.89 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    32 minutes to 54 minutes

Points of Interest

Les Docks

Les Docks of Marseille have taken over from the Old Port for trade. Built on the English model, they symbolize the industrial development of the city. Recently renovated, you can do a shopping session or have a drink in the various courtyards of the building.

The MAAOA

The Museum of Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas has the second largest collection behind the Louvre. Located in Marseille, in the heart of the Vieille Charité, it is a must-see museum in the Phocaean city.

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.

The Alcazar Library

Once a prestigious cabaret, the Alcazar has now become a library. In the heart of the Belsunce district, discover this cultural space with its old charm.

Second day

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

Remarkable places :

    Velodrome Stadium
    Parc du 26ème centenaire
    Old Port
    MUCEM
    Terrasses du Port

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    12.78 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    2 hours to 3 hours

Points of Interest

Les Docks

Les Docks of Marseille have taken over from the Old Port for trade. Built on the English model, they symbolize the industrial development of the city. Recently renovated, you can do a shopping session or have a drink in the various courtyards of the building.

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.

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.

The MuCEM

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations: it is more than 40,000 m² dedicated to exhibitions around the Mediterranean world in all its diversity. Divided into 3 sites, you can access it from Fort Saint-Jean and discover a view of all of Marseille.

The Vélodrome Stadium

Discover our legendary Orange Velodrome Stadium! The highlights, the renovation, the dream in blue, the Olympique de Marseille in all its splendour! Come and watch a game of the famous OM team, and vibrate with the fans in the corners! A unique moment in perspective!

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 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.

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.