Are you planning to discover Marseille for a weekend?

Marseille Tourisme advises you on the places not to be missed in Marseille. The Phocaean City has a cultural and architectural heritage that will amaze you. If you take the time to walk in Marseille, you will be surprised. At a corner you can discover a fountain, a chapel, street art and many shops!

We present here a review for you with itineraries studied according to 3 profiles that will allow you to discover the places to visit in Marseille!

Three days with family

Discover all the places made for family outings.

Peyrolles Lake: It is a stunning natural area of 85 hectares in the heart of the Pays d'Aix where there is plenty of outdoor activities. Your children will be thrilled with the installations: playgrounds, supervised and equipped beach, paddling pool, beach volleyball, beach soccer and a path for a 4 km walk around the park. The park has also been designed for wake-boarding and water skiing: -D
Le Pharo: A stroll in the Pharo's garden will reveal the magnificent Palace overlooking the Old Port. You will enjoy the view and the amazement of the boats entering and leaving the Old Port of Marseille. It is one of the most beautiful gardens in Marseille.
Calanques National Park: This is a remarkable site awaiting you. Between coves and hikes, everything is here to fully enjoy nature in all its glory. The calanques of Marseille offer magnificent diving spots.
St Victor: Saint Victor's Abbey in Marseille was founded in the 5th century by Jean Cassien. The Abbey is one of the Monuments of Marseille that you must absolutely see!

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    105.23 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    58 minutes to 1 hours

Points of Interest

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Théâtre La Criée

Le Théâtre La Criée se situe sur les quais du Vieux-Port de Marseille. Un lieu phare de la Cité phocéenne !

Aix-en-Provence

Aix en Provence, its Mirabeau course, its students, its lively terraces and its nightclubs. So much reason to walk through its pedestrian alleys day and night.

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 Porte d'Aix

The Porte d'Aix is decorated with a monumental triumphal arch. Designed since the Ancien Régime, it has undergone many changes over the History of Marseille.

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.

First day

For the first day we recommend a walk along the Marseille coast.

Remarkable places :

-Old Port: To begin, you can follow the Old Port by passing by Fort Saint Jean, the City Hall and La Canebière. If you are looking for restaurants in Marseille, you are in the right place! And if you have time, we recommend a ride on the Petit Train de Marseille, which will give you a city tour particularly appreciated by the youngest passengers.
-Catalan: The Catalan beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Phocaean City. The perfect place to have a refreshing break before continuing your visit of Marseille.
-Anse de la Vieille Chapelle: After the Catalan beach, you can walk along the Corniche Kennedy and enjoy the magnificent view of the Friuli islands.
-Les Goudes: Considered as the end of the world by the locals, les Goudes is the last district before reaching the Calanques National Park. It is also the starting point for many hikes. Its picturesque setting and small huts will make it the perfect place to have a drink while watching the sunset.

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    18.38 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    3 hours to 4 hours

Points of Interest

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.

Les Goudes

"Go throw yourself in Les Goudes" as they say in Marseille. Why? Because it's the end of the world and it's beautiful, it's quiet, except in the summer.

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The Parc Pastré

The Campagne Pastré was the inspiration for our childhood, it will delight your holidays. A real countryside on the edge of the city, it is a pleasure for all. The park is the ideal place for a jog or simply to enjoy a quiet spot.

The Monument aux Morts de l'Armée d'Orient

On the Corniche you can't miss this majestic monument. A must for all visitors travelling to the Vallon des Auffes or Malmousque.

Théâtre La Criée

Le Théâtre La Criée se situe sur les quais du Vieux-Port de Marseille. Un lieu phare de la Cité phocéenne !

The Vallon des Auffes

Don't miss the beauty of this traditional fishing port and let yourself be tempted by one of its restaurants.

Catalans Beach

Les Catalans is a very popular sandy beach located almost in Marseille's city centre. A mythical address for all Marseilles residents

Pointe Rouge Beach

Don't miss Marseille's largest beach and its many water sports activities. A little break by the sea is all you need.

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.

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 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.

Second day

For the second day, you can walk through the city center to discover the most beautiful monuments.

Remarkable places :

The Danaïdes fountain: From Parc Longchamp, go down to La Canebière. Among other things, you will come across the fountain, which rises, magnificent, just a stone's throw from the Les Réformés Church.
The Marseillaise Memorial: Who never heard La Marseillaise? Explore the era of the French Revolution and discover our National Anthem and its history.

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    2.48 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    21 minutes to 34 minutes

Points of Interest

The Parc Longchamps

Palais Longchamp is the green heart of the city centre. The Parc Longchamp is an oasis of greenery and peace in a hectic urban environment. But it's much more than that....

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.

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.

Marseille Observatory

The Marseille Observatory was abandoned by Marseille astronomers in the middle of the 20th century. You can now visit it and observe its telescope. Children and adults alike will find themselves in the stars for a visit.

Marseille History Museum

Discover the rich history of Marseille through a multimedia system that brings together all the major dates of the Phocaean city. You will thus relive the different periods that marked the city, and the remains of past civilizations.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Third day

Finally, for your last day, what could be better than a walk along the seaside.

Remarkable places :

- Anse de Maldorme: This small pebble beach is very popular with the locals. You will have a view of the Endoume and Gaby islands.
- Anse de la Fausse Monnaie: The Anse de la fausse monnaie has a small fishing port typical of Provence. You can stop there for a few moments to take some nice pictures.
- Prado Beaches: Prado beaches are among the most popular in Marseille. Indeed, they are quite large and easy to access.
- Château Borély: On your way up to Parc Borély, why not stop for a few moments to admire the castle housing the Museum of Decorative Arts, Faience and Fashion.
- Parc du 26ème centenaire: Finally, you will reach the Parc du 26ème Centenaire. This true haven of peace is perfect for families. It offers shaded playgrounds, a lake and its beautiful plants and flowers will amaze you.

 

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

Points of Interest

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.

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.

Prado Beaches

Le Prado Beaches a must-see. Kilometres of seaside with beaches, restaurants, bars and sports activities. One of the best beaches in France!

Le Roucas Blanc

Discover the charming Roucas Blanc district in the 7th arrondissement of Marseille. Built on a rock, it overlooks the sea and offers exceptional panoramas!

The Vallon des Auffes

Don't miss the beauty of this traditional fishing port and let yourself be tempted by one of its restaurants.

Malmousque

The Malmousque district is a real treasure for swimming enthusiasts. Many coves and small calanques can be found around.

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!

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.

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 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 Parc Borély

The Parc Borély is a symbol for all Marseille residents. Everyone has their memories in the huge wooded alleys and along the canals. A must see!

Stay in Marseille

All you have to do now is search for hotels in Marseille. You can also choose a holiday home or a hotel apartment. The choice of accommodation is not lacking and will ensure you a cheap holiday in our beautiful Phocaean City.