Take your time and get to know the real Marseille. France’s veteran city has been infused and enhanced by multicultural influences and century-old treasures now form the backdrop to a thriving cosmopolitan culture.
Inhale the aromas and absorb the energy of the souk-like bazaars and wander the sloping streets of Le Panier – the oldest part of Marseille. Then take in the panoramic views over the terracotta rooftops from La Garde. The century-old docks of Vieux Port are still very much alive, as fresh-off-the-boat catches are transformed into the local speciality bouillabaisse. Beyond the city, you’ll find sun-scorched beaches, hidden coves and towering cliffs, providing a fantastic contrast to the urban centre. Explore the trails of Les Calanques, stroll or cycle along the picturesque coastal path or discover idyllic sands by kayak.