The Jardin de la Colline Puget and its magnificent view
It is the oldest garden in Marseille! Located at the top of a hill overlooking the Old Port, it is characterized by paths that wind up on the side of the hill. Built in 1801, the construction continued for more than 50 years. The last extensions date from the Second Empire.
In 1872, it was renamed "jardin de la Colline Puget", a decision influenced by the installation of a bust of Pierre Puget at the top of a column at the garden's entrance. The steep gradient promises a rather difficult ascent, punctuated by shaded benches along the way. The sports enthusiasts will enjoy running there, for the others, there are plenty of other easier places to run in Marseille.
For those who climbed the hill to its summit, the prize is a magnificent and breathtaking view of Marseille.
Once you are at the top, why not continue your ascent to the nearby Basilica of Notre Dame de La Garde. Many people from Marseille often walk by there, without suspecting its existence, do not let yourself be fooled by its discreet entrance, it would be missing one of these hidden treasures of Marseille's heritage. The Jardin de la Colline Puget guarantees you a walk in nature but also an ideal playground for the youngest ones with the children's park and its swings.
If you are planning a nature walk in Marseille, why not rent a bike? This will allow you to move around without getting too tired, while enjoying the superb landscapes that the Phocaean city offers. The city also provides a kind of Vélib de Marseille. Finally, for the more adventurous, segway rental should be perfect for you! ;-)
Also remember to check the opening hours, which change every 2 months.