Highlights of this tour
- Notre Dame de la Garde
- The Old Port
- Villa Méditerranée
- Fort Saint-Jean
Join us for a terrific Marseille and Cassis tour! After Paris, Marseille is the second-largest city in France. The Greeks founded the old nostalgic harbor from the sixth century. From different points of the city, you have a fantastic view of the sea, for example from Notre Dame de la Garde, the first stop on your tour. From here, you also have a beautiful view of the “Château d’If.” The city is full of highlights, including several forts, monuments, impressive churches, and cathedrals.
In the city, your guide will show you the top highlights, such as the old port. A cozy part of the town where you can eat or enjoy a delicious glass of wine. Your guide also brings you to MuCEM. This museum is located on the water and is connected to the Le Panier district by a footbridge. It is such an architectural eye-catcher that looking at it from the outside is already worth the effort. At the MuCEM you enjoy the view from the terrace.
Furthermore, you see Villa Méditerranée and Fort Saint-Jean. Villa Méditerranée which highlights the role of the Mediterranean in the exchange of goods and services. And Fort Saint-Jean. This magnificent historical monument, from the 17th century, is connected to pier J4. Soldiers used the fort until 1962. With the arrival of the MuCEM, it became accessible to the public. Here you will find permanent exhibitions (about art and popular traditions) in the village and the Galerie des Officers, but also in the Saint-Jean chapel. You see the villa and the museum from the outside.
Once you have marvelled at the beautiful sights, we have highlighted for you in Marseille, you go to the fishing village, Cassis. The port of Cassis is the beating heart of the town. Sit down on one of the many terraces to taste the locally produced wine and watch the passers-by, with the very photogenic, moored boats in the background. There are several small boutiques around the cozy square de Baragnon. The market takes place here twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. In the summer there are also stalls in the evening, where, among other things, home-made art is sold. Depending on if you go to Marseille first, the market will be closed when arriving in Cassis.
In Cassis, you have the time to do some shopping and take your holiday snaps with the beautiful boats in the background. You also have the option to take a boat (price not included) to see the azure coves called Calanques surrounded by the white cliffs.
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