Visit our “quartiers nord” (Marseille north quarters)

Yes they have quite a bad reputation. Tourists avoid them, thinking about gunshots and thieves… But it’s just another cliché about our city. If you’re looking for authenticity, visit our “quartiers nord” and discover...

Discover Marseille quirky museums

As every city Marseille has its national or classic museums. But more interesting are the quirky and secret museums of the blue city… places where you will learn about Marseille history and emblems like...

Discover Marseille beautiful beaches

Did you know that before the end of the 70’s and despite its 42 km of coastline, Marseille did not have any facilities to easily access the sea? Today the city offers a rich diversity of...

Where to find Marseille youth hostels ?

Youth hostels, “auberges de jeunesse” in French, are the best option for adventurers on a low budget. The atmosphere is warm and lively and you always meet cool people. Some of the youth hotels...

Visit Borely park : the Central Park of Marseille

Borély park is Marseille most popular park. Located near the Prado beaches and the Corniche, it offers a very pleasant break in the busy city. Loved by the Marseillais for its large roads and hidden...

Marseille for Jazz lovers

Did you know that Marseille used to be an avant-garde spot for Jazz music? It was even considered as the capital of Jazz in the middle of the 40’s. There is a real Jazz community...

Visit Cours Julien and La Plaine, Marseille artists quarter

Located right in the city’s centre, the Cours Julien is one of Marseille most lively quarter. It is said to be France biggest quarter dedicated to street art. With graffiti and frescos on the...

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...

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...

Marseille for bargain and second-hand goods hunters

If you’re into bargain-hunting, old things and second-hand shops, read this article. Along with the usual Sundays car boot sale, there are many second-hand shoppers and « brocantes » in Marseille, we tell you all about these...

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