City Guides

Welcome to Marseille

Marseille, located on the coast of the Gulf of Lion, part of the Mediterranean Sea, was the country's first port. Its location, being close to the sea and Mediterranean culture, has given the city a unique and multi-cultural character.

 

 Once seen as gritty and lacking the glamour of Cannes or St-Tropez, the city has cleaned up its act since its 2013 stint as the European Capital of Culture. There are new museums, historic sites and stylish boutiques. Marseille is also the perfect spot to visit the lavender fields of Provence which are located within the region. 

MARSEILLE highlights

Marseille - view

Notre-Dame de la Garde

Climb up to the city’s top attractionNotre-Dame de la GardeMarvel at the interior of beautiful marble arches. Then, spend your time on the terrace overlooking the city, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.  

Marseille - Port

Vieux Port

A visit to this thriving port is the highlight of any trip to Marseille. You'll be immersed in local culture, with local fish restaurants and markets. You can also jump on a ferry and set sail to other tourist spots.

Marseille - national park

Calanques

This national park spans 20km of coastline between Marseille and Cassis and is where limestone rock walls meet the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean. This area is great for walking, hiking and swimming