Marseille is France’s oldest and second largest city, boasting a magnificent combination of modernity and history, as witnessed by its status of European Capital of Culture in 2013. Beneath the watchful eye of Notre Dame de la Garde basilica, the city’s old port encompasses the timeless charm of this cosmopolitan port city influenced over the millenia by an array of Mediterranean cultures.

  Paris: rendez-vous in the city


Don't miss


  • Head up to Notre Dame de la Garde to enjoy a stunning view of the city
  • Cycle along the Corniche
  • Enjoy an excursion to the Parc Naturel National des Calanques
  • Admire the sunset from the Îles du Frioul or the island home to the Château d'If
  • Visit an exhibition at the Vieille Charité cultural centre in the Le Panier district and at MuCEM, in the Fort Saint-Jean
  • Enjoy a traditional bouillabaisse in the Vallon des Auffes
  • Savour an aperitif on a terrace around the Vieux Port
  • Stroll through the organic market in the Cours Julien
  • Eat a sweet chichi freggi fritter in the village of L’Estaque
  • Do some shopping in the boutiques along the Canebière
  • Work out on the roof of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse
  • Take a trip to Aix-en-Provence