You are spending a holiday with friends in Marseille?

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

Active week to visit Marseille

During this stay under the sun, you will discover Marseille with a shopping trip and  a visit to the most important monuments and emblematic places of the Phocaean city.

First day

We suggest you to explore Marseille starting with a first shopping day at Cours Julien and La Plaine for vintage, trendy and above all unique shops! For a more conventional approach, we go through rue Saint Ferréol where you will find all the known brands.

Remarkable places :

    Les Terrasses du Port
    The Cours Julien
    La Plaine
    The Rue Saint Ferréol
    The Old Port

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

Espace Julien

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

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.

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 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 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 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.

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

Go and visit our unavoidable Bonne Mère, admire the breathtaking view over the whole city. Continue your visit to Parc du Pharo and finish your evening at the Pointe Rouge where you will find many trendy and lively bars and pubs.

Remarkable places :

    Notre Dame de la Garde
    the Pharo
    the Catalans
    Parc Borély
    Prado Beaches
    La Pointe Rouge

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    15.76 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    2 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.

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.

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 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.

Fort Saint Nicolas

Fort St Nicolas, or Fort Entrecasteaux, was built both to defend the city and to control its inhabitants. To see the view from the ramparts.

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.

Third day

Holidays does not mean sloppiness, that is why for your third day visiting our region you should enjoy a pleasant hike to the calanques. Be careful, good walking shoes recommended!

Remarkable places:

    Calanques de Sugiton
    Calanques de Morgiou
    Calanques de Sormiou

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

Points of Interest

Calanque de Morgiou

The Calanque de Morgiou will charm you with its turquoise waters, its small fishing huts and its wild side. Next to it is the Cosquer cave. It is one of the most beautiful creeks of the Parc national des Calanques de Marseille.

Fourth day

Stroll along the Estaque beaches and don't miss the Calanque de Niolon. By going up the Corniche Kennedy, you can enjoy the most beautiful beaches of Marseille.

Remarkable places :

    the Old Port
    the Corniche Kennedy
    L'Estaque
    Niolon

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    42.77 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    6 hours to 10 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.

Niolon

Niolon is a calanque located in the commune of Le Rove, northwest of Marseille. Discover a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Friuli islands.

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.

Docks des Suds

Les Docks des Suds, un lieu où se déroule de nombreux événements culturels et musicaux : Découvrez-le dès à présent !

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.

The Vallon des Auffes

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

Fort Saint Nicolas

Fort St Nicolas, or Fort Entrecasteaux, was built both to defend the city and to control its inhabitants. To see the view from the ramparts.

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.

L'Estaque - Corbière

The leading beach in the north of Marseille and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the city. The water is cleaner than elsewhere and the three beaches are family-friendly

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.

Fifth day

It's almost time to leave, but don't worry, Marseille Tourisme still has many surprises for you! For this fifth day we propose a picnic in the Verdon river by the Lac de Sainte Croix. You can also go to the Porquerolles Island or Hyères according to your preferences and the weather.

Remarkable places :

    Lac de Sainte Croix
    Porquerolles
    Hyères

Hike Path
Hike Info
  • Distance:
    208.45 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration:
    29 hours to 48 hours

Points of Interest

Porquerolles Island

The Porquerolles island is the largest of the Hyères islands. A true natural jewel that shelters magnificent landscapes and dream beaches.

Last day

Finally, we propose you a range of outdoor activities to do in Marseille: snorkeling, towed buoys, tree climbing, a visit to the Velodrome Stadium, ice skating, skateboarding, jet-ski rental... And if you want to go out in Marseille, why not end your stay with an evening in a bar or a disco on the beach?