Visit Saint Victor abbey : one of the oldest monument of the city

Saint Victor abbey is a gorgeous edifice, an emblem of Marseille religious buildings. You cannot miss its high towers visible from the Vieux-Port. If you visit it, you will learn more about Marseille history...

Discover the Borely Castle

The Château Borély was named after the family who built it. Louis Borély was a rich merchant whose desire was to build a bastide (vast and majestic houses typical of Provence) on the rural...

Visit Marseille City Town Hall

If you wander on the Vieux-Port quays, you cannot miss the Hôtel de Ville. Located on the right bank near Le Panier quarter and facing Notre-Dame de la Garde, our town hall has a...

Discover the beautiful Pastré Park (Campagne Pastré)

Not far from the 8th arrondissement beaches, you will find Pastré Park, also known as "Campagne Pastré". From this spot you can directly reach the Calanques and start an extraordinary hike. It is about 120 hectares...

Aqueduc de l’Huveaune – The secrets of Marseille city’s centre unknown vestiges

You might have noticed this old stones aqueduct in the Conseil régional PACA building, opposite to the Porte d’Aix, and wondered what it could be. Let’s go back in time together to discover its identity… This...

Visit the Opera house

L’Opéra de Marseille is also known as the Grand Théâtre de Marseille. After a year of construction works, it was launched in 1787. It allowed Marseille to become the second city of France to...

Visit the Docks : new shopping mall and trendy place in a historic building

Renovated last year, Marseille docks are now the symbol of the city’s new face. It is the most attractive and trendiest spot of the new business area called La Joliette. Catch the bus on...

Visit the Diamond house

The Maison Diamantée is a house unlike any others: it is the oldest building of Marseille heritage. It’s located just behind the Hôtel de Ville, two steps from the picturesque quarter of Le Panier. Its...

Visit the Museum of Decorative Arts, Faience and Fashion

We also come to the Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode for their beautiful settings, the Borély castle and park. This museum used to host the Musée de l’archéologie until...

Visit Longchamp palace, one of the most famous monuments

The Palais Longchamp was built in 1862 to celebrate the coming of la Durance waters in Marseille, 20 years earlier. An impressive monument of the city’s centre, the palace is easy to reach and offers the...

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