A short week is coming up and you would like to enjoy the Provençal idleness! Marseille Tourisme has the informations you need to know about the places to visit in Marseille! It is possible to organize a cheap holiday in Marseille! So don't hesitate and book your vacation. From house rentals to hotels in Marseille, no matter what you choose, you will be amazed by the choice!

Spend four days with your family

Visit Marseille with your family in just four days. Several must-see places are on the menu. So take a bottle of water and a hat, indispensable for a walk in Marseille!

  • Fort St Nicolas: built on Louis XIV's request, this star-shaped fort was there to control revolts.
  • The Orange Velodrome stadium: you can't visit Marseille in four days without going there! The heart of the locals and above all the symbol of the Olympique de Marseille.
  • Borely Park: one of the most beautiful gardens in Marseille awaits you for a picnic or a nap under the shade of century-old trees. It is also the ideal place for outdoor activities.
  • Notre Dame de la Garde: the " Bonne Mère " is an essential stopover for all visitors. This monument in Marseille offers an impressive 360° view over the entire city.
Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    14.71 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    2 hours to 3 hours

First day

For the first day you will walk in Marseille's city centre.

Remarkable places :

    Pharo
    Velodrome Stadium
    Saint Victor Abbey

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

Second day

The second day is an opportunity to relax by the sea. Nothing better for your lunch break than one of the restaurants in Marseille offering a view of Notre Dame de la Garde ☺

Remarkable places :

    Old port
    Catalans
    Vallon des Auffes

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    7.7 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    1 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.

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.

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

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!

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.

L'esplanade J1

Découvrez l'histoire de l'Esplanade J1, un espace culturel tourné vers la ville de Marseille.

Third day

The third day, you can take a walk by the sea. Ideal for families, the Petit Train de Marseille will take you to the Basilica of Notre Dame de La Garde, which dominates the entire Phocaean city.

Remarkable places :

    Notre Dame de la Garde
    Parc Longchamp
    Noailles Market
    Saint Charles Station
    Etrangin

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

Points of Interest

The Cours Julien

Visit the artistic district of Marseille and admire its Street-art. Enjoy a break in one of its bars and restaurants, Cours Julien / La Plaine is the most lively district of Marseille, day and night.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Saint-Charles Station

St Charles Station is the symbol of the industrial revolution in Marseille and its opening to the rest of France for the needs of commerce. Its staircase alone is worth a look with its many sculptures. It is the centre of public transport in Marseille but also the TGV station.

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.

Fourth day

For your last day you can enjoy a walk by the sea.

Remarkable places :

    Anse de Maldorme
    Anse de la Fausse Monnaie
    Prado Beaches
    Château Borély
    Parc du 26ème centenaire

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

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.