Stroll through the heart of Marseille's 7th arrondissement and enjoy the typical little streets that have retained their charm of yesteryear.
Are you planning a weekend in Marseille? You can't visit Marseille without seeing the Corniche! Stroll through the heart of the 7th arrondissement of the Phocaean city and enjoy the typical little streets that have kept their charm of yesteryear.
The Kennedy Cornice
Following the Corniche Kennedy, which starts from the Catalan Beach, it will take you to the Prado. The name of the Corniche is a tribute to the then recently murdered President of the United States. Did you know that along the ledge is the longest bench in the world? Its 3km length will give you plenty of space to find a spot and admire the magnificent view over the Friuli islands. Along the Corniche you will find many restaurants with stunning views.
The Prophet's Beach
Plan a picnic to relax on the Prophet's Beach. It is one of the oldest beaches in Marseille. You should go there at the end of the day to avoid the crowds in the summer season and see a breathtaking sunset.
Le Vallon des Auffres
It is a small fishing port which has remained traditional. Le Vallon des Auffres offers restaurants, such as the famous Chez Fonfon, in a magnificent and peaceful setting. You can access here from the Kennedy Corniche, between the Catalan beach and Malmusque cove. You can't miss this treasure!
The Prado beaches
At the end of the Corniche, you will find the Prado beaches. Perfect places to relax, picnic or enjoy the beach restaurants that are very pleasant in all seasons!
The 7th district of Marseille
Be careful, good walking shoes are required to walk up the montée des Croquants or the Chemin du Roucas Blanc. The district is very pleasant to walk in Marseille. For the most motivated, you can go up to the top of the hill, and admire the Marseille landscape from Notre Dame de la Garde.
Did you enjoy this walk and are you asking for more? Why not take a boat rental and visit the Calanques de Marseille and Cassis? You can also opt for a cruise in the calanques.