Marseille is a dream for historians, artists, and urbanites of all kinds. Ancient churches and port buildings nest comfortably next to swanky boutiques and contemporary architecture on sunny beaches with island views.
A Port of Origin
Where should your holiday in this bustling city begin? At Vieux Port, of course. This ancient port has serviced ships for more than 26 centuries, and it has all the colourful characters and culture to prove it today. This is where fishing boats, yachts, and cruise ships dock, so there’s plenty to see and do. Bars, theatres, restaurants, and cafes come alive at night and stay buzzing until early morning hours. Plus, check out Marseille hotels near the Porto Vecchio ferry for access to the starting point of the 2013 Tour de France in Corsica.
Art, Adventure, and Accommodations
What will you do with your time in Marseille? How about a stroll through the historical Le Panier quarter to visit artist’s workshops and artisanstores ? Step out of the bustling city for a day or even just a few hours and visit Les Calanques for kayaking and hiking near rocky promontories, or tour the nearby picturesque provincial villages of Menerbes and Oppède le Vieux.
Getting around in Marseille is just as pleasant as its destinations. Grab a bike and pedal around the cycling tracks and seaside roads under the Mediterranean sun, or hop on an electric tram to hit sights like Notre-Dame de la Garde.
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