Highlights of this tour
- Notre Dame de la Garde
- The Old Port
- Villa Méditerranée
- Fort Saint-Jean
Join us for a memorable Marseille and Cassis tour! After Paris, Marseille is the second-largest city in France. The Greeks founded the old harbor in the sixth century. From different city points, you have a fantastic view of the sea.
Your first stop is the Notre Dame de la Garde, from where you can see the “Château d’If.” The city is full of highlights, including several forts, monuments, impressive churches, and cathedrals. In case you wish more information about Marseille and its accessibility, read this blog post.
Your licensed guide will show you the top highlights throughout the tour, such as the old port and MuCEM. This museum is located on the water and is connected to the Le Panier district by a footbridge, an architectural eye-catcher by itself.
Furthermore, during your accessible tour, you see Villa Méditerranée and Fort Saint-Jean. Villa Méditerranée highlights the role of the Mediterranean in the exchange of goods and services. Fort Saint-Jean is a magnificent historical monument from the 17th century, connected to pier J4. Soldiers used the fort until 1962. With the arrival of the MuCEM, it became accessible to the public. The museum houses permanent exhibitions about art and popular traditions in the village, the Galerie des Officers, and the Saint-Jean chapel. Both the villa and the Fort are outside visits.
Your tour continues towards the fishing village, Cassis. With the port being its beating heart. There are several small boutiques around the cozy square de Baragnon. The market takes place twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays, with stalls in the evening in the summer, where homemade art is sold. Depending on the order of visits, the market may be closed when arriving in Cassis.
In Cassis, you have some time to take your holiday pictures with the beautiful boats in the background.
At the end of the tour, your guide takes you back to the cruise port or your accommodation.
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