Adapt your visits to the time you have available
Marseille is a large city, offering many historical sites and walking trails. To be able to explore the city and visit the most interesting cultural points, we advise you to define your itinerary according to the time you spend in Marseille, and your preferences.
If you are visiting for a day, we recommend that you centralize your visits and opt for a relatively short itinerary. You can start from Pointe Rouge or Anse de Maldorme and walk to the beaches of Prado for a drink, or a meal, facing the sea. Depending on the itinerary chosen to enter the city centre, you can cross different neighbourhoods with their own originality.
If you have several days ahead of you, you can extend the scope of your walks and explore the surroundings of Marseille, discover its magnificent panoramas and the pretty cities of La Ciotat or Bandol.
If you are planning a week's holiday, we advise you to alternate land and sea side visits to enjoy the diversity of the landscapes. Take a boat trip around the various archipelagos off the coast, visit the forts and observe the protected animal species living on the islands.
City hikes for all profiles
It is essential to determine your possibilities before choosing your itinerary and to adapt it to your abilities in order to make the most of your stay.
Are you going with your family? Why not take a walk in the Parc Longchamps, admire the splendid neo-Gothic architecture of the Les Réformés Church overlooking the Canebière or observe the fountain of the Danaïdes? Study your route before leaving, the long walks in the alleys of the city are not necessarily easy for the little ones to follow. The petit train that leaves from the Old Port allows you to discover all the city's must-see places and drop you off at Notre-Dame de la Garde.
For a more relaxing stay, as a couple or with friends, why not visit Marseille before going hiking in the surroundings? You can spend a relaxing moment at the Lake of Peyrolle, which offers many water sports activities, very enjoyable on summer days.
More intense routes are available, allowing you to combine coastal walks with city walks. From the calanques to historic monuments, parks and works of art scattered throughout Marseille (the fountain of the Danaïdes, the Castellane fountain...), discover all the city's treasures.