Are you spending a family holiday in Marseille?

You picked the perfect destination! Marseille Tourisme has prepared a program for you so that you don't miss the best places to visit, discover and love!

Family holidays

Have you decided to get out of your daily routine and want to spend a family holiday in Marseille? Marseille Tourisme gives you all the addresses of the best spots to discover with your family!

First day

For the first day, you can go shopping at the Terrasses du Port and go to the Mucem. Between shopping and culture, also take a break to eat and have a snack in front of the sea!

We also suggest you to continue your walk along the Old Port between cafés and restaurants, you can take time to relax and stretch your legs along the quays. Take the Petit Train to Notre Dame de la Garde which will give you a breathtaking view over the entire city! It is one of the most visited monuments in Marseille. You will easily understand why!

Remarkable places :

    Le Port Terraces
    Le Panier
    The MuCEM
    The Old Port
    The Vallon des Auffes

 

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

L'esplanade J1

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

Second day

We recommend a visit to the Velodrome Stadium and the Parc Borély, as well as to our vast Prado beaches! A day of idleness. Remember to prepare a picnic to fully enjoy, with family or friends, the Parc Borély, one of the most beautiful gardens in Marseille. This is the ideal day to plan outdoor activities ☺

Remarkable places :

    Saint Charles Station
    Parc Longchamp
    Velodrome Stadium
    Parc

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

Points of Interest

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 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.

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!

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.

Notre Dame du Mont

The Notre Dame du Mont church in Cours Julien was visited by Chopin, as attested by the inscription on its pediment. Its style is neoclassical and makes it one of the most beautiful churches in Marseille.

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 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!

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.

Third day

You travelled with your family so now it is time to please the children! Today take them to conquer the Wild West at the OK Corral amusement park, which is only 30 minutes from Marseille.

You can also visit the Camargue and the ornithological park. Beautiful places of interest border Marseille!

Remarkable places :

    Camargue Regional Nature Park
    Ok Corral
    Ornithological Park of the Gau Bridge

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    395.51 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    4 hours to 6 hours

Quatrième jour

Profitez des balades en bateaux, embarquez dans une croisière express reliant la Pointe Rouge aux Goudes. Une fois arrivé vous pourrez vous promener dans les ruelles étroites et authentiques de l’un des plus vieux villages de pêcheurs de Marseille.

Lieux remarquables :

  • La Pointe Rouge
  • Les Goudes
     
Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    6.18 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    51 minutes to 1 hours

Points of Interest

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.

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.

Fifth day

Discover Aix-en-Provence, the 100% Provençal town only a few kilometres from Marseille. Visit its downtown and its small cobbled streets. You can also have a look at the Barrage Sainte Victoire.

Remarkable places :

    Aix en Provence
    Barrage Sainte Victoire

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

Points of Interest

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.

Last day

We leave Marseille to visit Miramas and its cultural heritage. We can end this day by walking along the banks of Berre L'Étang.

Remarkable places :

    Miramas
    Berre L'Étang

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    30.18 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    4 hours to 7 hours