HIGHLIGHTS

 

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. A meeting point and one of the symbols of the city, the port 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.

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

Calanques National Park

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

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

WHAT TO DO

 

Tour de France

Tour de France

22th july

For the first time, Marseille will host an individual time trial of the Tour de France. Plenty of festive, sporting and musical animations will rhythm the day in the enclosure and in the forecourt of the Orange Velodrome.

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

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Nîmes was born in the sixth century BC. It's a city with centuries of history, architecture, and art.​​ ​​

Notorious for its film festival, Cannes is a city that also offers a large amount of cultural and historical treasures that can all be found in its old town, surrounded by walls and perched on the Suquet hill.​​

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