2 OR 3 hours
MUCEM OR TBD
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A walking tour of Marseilles with a licensed tour guide is worthwhile, as it will give you a very different taste of the city than if you tour it by car.
Marseilles, founded by the Greeks of Phocée in 600 B.C, is full of treasures. Your tour will take you to the oldest section of the city, the very picturesque Panier. Walking through narrow streets, you will reach the Vieille Charité, a gorgeous Baroque building designed by the local architect Pierre Puget, to lock up beggars in the 17th century, that nowadays houses several museums of interest.
You will walk to the majestic Cathedral la Major, that dominates the port of La Joliette.
Nearby, the recently built MUCEM Museum with its concrete laces is a doubtless new gem in Marseilles offering you the opportunity to have an outstanding architectural walk and to enjoy gorgeous views of the entrance of the ports and other landmarks such as the Pharo Palace on the other side of the water and the Saint-Victor church.
The MUCEM is connected to the Saint John Fortress, from the top of which you can admire the numerous sailboats nestled in the Old Port, “Vieux Port“, heart of the city. You will end strolling around the 17th city hall where many charming cafés and restaurants wait for you.
Why not stop by one to have a Bouillabaisse and enjoy the view on the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica.
We suggest you to extend this walking tour and discover more of the city with your guide who will take you all over in her comfortable A/C van and show you more of the city or take you to the little fishing port of Cassis.