Enjoy 4 days in Marseille

To have a perfect stay, we have considered all the details with a visit to these essential places:

- The Cité radieuse of Le Corbusier: for those who love modern art and architecture, the Cité du Corbusier is a true place of pilgrimage!

- Le Panier: an emblematic district where it is nice to stroll. In the city center of Marseille, this lively district will delight you with its sunny squares, small shops and souvenir shops. For families, please note that the Petit Train de Marseille offers a guided tour to discover the Panier district.

- Malmousque: a hidden beach, a cove of pebbles and rocks just before the bridge of the Fausse-Monnaie. You can enjoy the place if you go early and swim in peace and quiet.

- Les Terrasses du Port: a major shopping-area (160 shops), enjoy a mall in a unique setting in France. Facing the sea, with a fabulous terrace!

- Les Voûtes de la Major: to eat, drink, but also to go shopping and party!

 

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    21.45 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    3 hours to 5 hours

Points of Interest

Old Town of Marseille (le Panier)

In the heart of Marseille, this lively district will amaze you. For families, know that the Petit Train de Marseille offers a guided tour to discover the Panier district.

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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.

Malmousque

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

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 Old Charity

The Vieille Charité has a place in the hearts of all Marseilles residents. An emblematic place in the heart of Le Panier, it has become a place for meetings and exchanges.

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.

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.

First day

For the first day, Marseille Tourisme invites you to discover the different "hearts" of Marseille.

Remarkable places :

- Samena: This calanque, located just after the Madrague, is not very popular. Its turquoise waters will allow you to admire the underwater fauna and flora while enjoying the pleasures of diving and snorkeling.

- Campagne Pastre : Come and take a look at this magnificent 19th century country house lost in this 112 hectare park. The huge lawns are a perfect place to organize outdoor activities: picnic, cycling, segway....

- Velodrome Stadium: The new Orange Velodrome Stadium is one of Marseille's most emblematic spots. Symbol of the city, it is there that you can see a match of the famous soccer team Olympique de Marseille!

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

Points of Interest

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.

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 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!

Second day

The second day will be the opportunity for you to go shopping with the Marseille shopping paradises!

Remarkable places :

- The Terrasses du Port: With its many shops, the Terrasses du Port will delight shopping enthusiasts, but not only! There are many restaurants overlooking the sea and its huge terrace is perfect to enjoy a coffee while watching the cruise ships coming and going.

- Voûte de la Major: Another popular shopping destination in Marseille, but this time more upscale and focused on gastronomy.

- La Canebière: This mythical street of the Phocaean City is one of the most popular streets in the world. However, if it is one of the must-see places in Marseille, you will probably not stay there.

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    4.04 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    34 minutes to 56 minutes

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.

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 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.

Third day

For your third day, explore Marseille and its iconic places.

Remarkable places :

- Notre Dame de la Garde: The basilica is THE monument to see absolutely! Its interior is magnificent and atypical. But it is the view from the terrace that you should focus on. You will discover a 360° view of the whole city.

- Parc du 26 ème centenaire : A walk around its lake will be very pleasant. It is one of the most recent parks in the Phocaean city.

- Old port: In the heart of the city, the district is an essential stopover. Between the shops, restaurants, the many places to visit... you wouldn't know where to start!

- Mucem: Emblematic Museum of Marseille, its architecture is in itself a masterpiece.

 

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

Points of Interest

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fourth day

For your last day you will enjoy the splendour of our coastline.

Remarkable places :

- L'Estaque beach and village: The gourmets will appreciate this trip to taste the specialities of l'Estaque: panisses and chichis!

- Grand Littoral: This shopping center includes many brands, including the only Primark of the area.

- Parc Brégante: You can rest in this park at the end of the day. It is ideal for children with its 2 playgrounds.

 

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