The Old Port

At the heart of the Marseille, the Old Port was in the Antiquity the economic hub of the city, open to the Mediterranean trade. The port is a meeting point and one of the symbols of the city.

It includes some historic monuments like the Abbey of Saint-Victor, the City Hall and the Musée des Docks Romains (Roman docks museum), as well as other interesting sites like the old workshops and the Sainte-Marie Lighthouse.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde

A watchtower and place of worship, the Roman-Byzantine style Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde is a symbol for all locals.

The basilica known as the "Bonne mère" (the good mother) was inaugurated in 1864 and is crowned by a golden statue of the Virgin Mary. The top of the hill offers a view of Marseille and its metro area.

Calanques National Park

In the outskirts of Marseille, these majestic coves, known as calanques in French, have been declared a National Park.

This natural park spans three cities of the Côte d'Azur: Marseille, Casis, and La Ciotat. There are beautiful blue sea beaches hidden in the coves - a true paradise.



Marseille Soap Museum

Marseille Soap Museum

All year, except Mondays of January and February

The museum opens the doors to the history of soap, from prehistory to the present, thanks to its frescoes, artworks, documents, objects and rare pieces.

World Conservation Congress

World Conservation Congress

From 3rd to 11th September 2021

The World Conservation Congress is held in Marseille. Meeting point to determine priorities and guide conservation and sustainable development actions. The event consists of three main components: the Assembly of Members, the Forum and the Exhibition.


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