Marseille City Tourist & Travel Attractions

A top list of Marseille city of France; Where should you visit in Marseille ? Why should you visit that place in Marseille ? What is it other than beaches of Marseille to see ? All that is and many more, here in this post…

Basilique de Saint-Victor

Known as one of the oldest religious sites in France and was already in the 5th century. This church is worth a visit where and owes its name to a converted Roman Officer (Saint Victor) who, because of his conversion, was tortured to death. The church was initially destroyed by the Arabs but was expelled when the Arabs were rebuilt. The appearance of the church dates from the 14th century, but within the history of the church is still very noticeable.


The steep limestone cliffs are located on the coast between Marseille and Cassis and are sometimes called the Massif des Calanques. These rocks are characterized by the narrow inlets and the eroded limestone mountains. These rocks are 20km long and 4km wide, they reach their climax in the Marseilleveyre (432 m) and Mont Puget (565 m). This rock formation includes the Calanque Sormiou, the Calanque the Morgiou, the Calanque d’En-Vau, the Calanque Port-Pin and Calanque the Sugiton.

The beauty of the Calanques is that it actually little spoiled by human hands. Only a few entrepreneurs have something from the ground can stamping but in the field of Calanques is happy when, thanks to conservationists, a build-out. There are some areas of the protected area declared to Calanques.


La Canebièrehas historically been the main street of the commercial area in Marseille. The name is derived from the word canebe, which means hemp. This hemp was once used by butchers and the rope was of great commercial importance. In addition, the rope used on the boats made it to capture.La Canebièrehas inspired many artists such as Albert Londres, Joseph Conrad and Edmond About. In the current Marseille from this source of inspiration not much more noticeable, it’s sad and gray, this is mainly due to the big traffic onla Cannebièrepresent.

Dela Cathédrale(Nouvelle) Major

The construction of the original cathédrale dela Majorbegan in 1040 and is considered the oldest building in town. Through the years there have been to this building have made the necessary changes so that influences from the 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th centuries, are clearly visible. This cathedral, however, is now under the new version, the Cathedrale dela Nouvelle-Major. Theadjacent building was in the second half of the 19th century. It is a large brick building and contains green and white stone from Florence Calissane and has an oriental appearance. The cathedral contains six gold-plated domes and is highly relevant to the streetscape.

Cite Radieuse de Marseille

This famous building is one of the most famous works of architect Le Corbusier. The building is a dwelling on piles and when the building was finished in 1953, it acquired a lot of attention immediately. There may be no less than 1600 people live here, what that time was very innovative.


Estaque is a coastal district located in the northwest of Marseille. The district has a small port but is mainly known as sources of inspiration for painters such as Paul Cezanne, Georges addressed or Raoul Dufy. The district is in Marseille also known for its chichi-fregis, these are a kind of fritters sprinkled with sugar. A real treat for sugar lovers.

Estaque is a coastal area situated on the west of Marseille with a small harbor. Estaco The word means “ring of Provencal moorings.” This place is inspired by famous painters such as who was Paul Cézanne, Georges addressed or Raoul Dufy. More recently he has as decoration on several films by Robert Guediguian, which Mario and Jeannette or the attack served! Periodically find nautical jousting in the waters of Estaque place. This district also in Marseille for its chichi-fregis considered species fritters sprinkled with sugar.

Hospice dela Vieille Charite

This building was built in the 17th century by Pierre Puget and is built to vagrants in to lock. In the 19th century used as a barracks but then had no more use. The building has stood empty for a period when Le Corbusier called attention to this building, which resulted in the status of historical monument, the building offers today. The restoration is then seized fifteen years. Today there are sometimes exhibitions and concerts in the building. In addition, the building contains two museums that are combined under the name Musée dela Vielle Charité.

Hôtel de Cabre

Hôtel de Cabre is known as the oldest house in Marseille. This house was built in1535 ina clear French Renaissance style. It is striking that a reconstruction of the district, the Hôtel de Cabre in its entirety from its place was taken and was rotated 90 degrees. The reason? So it was better between the row of new buildings.


Located in the Vieux Port, was formerly used as a hospital. This 18th century building, however, now changed into a hotel with 180 rooms and 14 suites. In addition, meeting rooms, two pools and two restaurants. InterContinental is the current owner of approximately 100 million in the project were stabbing. The hotel should be ready in 2010.

Iles du Frioul

Archipelago off the coast of Marseille, consisting of the islands and Ratonneau Pomègues. These islands are both about2.5 kmin length and together cover approximately 200ha. These islands were at the time of plague and cholera used as a quarantine potentially infected areas to keep from society. Today the islands are virtually deserted and there one finds a lot of seabirds and plants. Due to the nature, swimming, fortifications from WWII, the ruins of the old quarantine hospital and Fort Ratonneau Iles du Frioul is popular with day trippers.

Jardin des Vestiges

Actually, the only remnants from the time when Marseille was in the hands of the Greeks. Jardin des Vestiges shows the remains of the ancient port of 600 BC was in the hands of the Greek Phocaea.


The Notre Dame dela Gardeis an imposing church, built on the highest of seven hills, and thus above the town. The church is covered with gold, eleven meters high statue of Mary. The Notre Dame dela Gardein the vernacular to this are mentioned, as they call the churchla Bonne Mère(Our mother). In recent years there has been a lot of maintenance done to the church but is now really admire. Inside the church is lined with colored marble, and paintings. These paintings date from the 19th century Düsseldorf School (mix of idealism and realism). To the Notre Dame dela Gardeto visit you the (heavy) climb up car, but, on the Quai des Belges, leaves a small train. On August 15, is an annual pilgrimage to the church that resulted in pilgrims from the region to join the church racks.

Palais Longchamp

One from 1860, coming home with Henri Esperandieu has built. The building is especially worth a visit because it houses two museums. The left wing is the Musée des Beaux-Arts where you find mostly sculpture and painting. Here are compositions from Puget, Rigaud, Brueghel, Rubens, Jordaens and admire. In the other wing is located the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, where you can find exhibitions of zoology, geology and prehistory.

Parc Borely

Park of 17Ha large, designed by landscape architect Alphan. The park contains a lake, a rose garden and a botanical garden which are all free to visit. You will also find in the botanical garden a tropical conservatory that fee can be visited. The botanical garden is only on weekdays, from May to late September. Middle of the park stands the Château Borély from 1978 that originally belonged to trader Louis Borély.

Plages du Prado

The main beach of Marseille is located about 5km south of the center. In this place will be like many zonliefhebber seek refuge and enjoy the best beach in Marseille.

Quartier du Panier

Quartier du Panier is a neighborhood in Marseille and is one of the oldest in France. The district is located near Vieux-Port. The district has typical small dark alleys and corners in one of the few neighborhoods in Marseille, the village has retained aspect. formerly also known under the name Quartier Saint-Jean. The present name seems derived from a the inn “Le Logis du Panier. The district has served as inspiration for movies and for television series Plus belle la vie.

Stade Velodrome

For football fans, we find the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. The stadium seats 60,000 (second largest stadium in France) and is home to Olympique Marseille. In addition, the stadium also regularly used by the national rugby team of France and was used during the World Cup of1998. In1937 was the first match at the Stade Velodrome between Olympique and Torino. Despite the record number of spectators from 58,597 (2004: UEFA Cup semi-final against Newcastle United) exists, there are plans to increase capacity to 80,000.

Vieux Port

Historically, le Vieux Port, the main port of Marseille. Around this port Marseille grew large and is already more than 26 centuries. The Marseillanen even claim that it is the most beautiful harbor in the world. The commercial port, however in 1840 moved to the larger and easily accessible Grande Bassin dela Joliette. LeVieux Port is now mainly used by fishing boats, yachts and ferries. During a visit to the port you will especially notice the yachts, which are massively dense rows in the harbor. At the entrance of the harbor we find Fort Saint-Jean, on the right bank and Fort Saint-Nicolas, on the left bank.

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