Excursions in Marseille

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Best places to visit in Marseille

Nestled on the sunny French Riviera, Marseille boasts a rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural landscapes. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of the arts, or simply in search of a picturesque getaway, Marseille is packed to the brim with attractions that are bound to delight any traveler. And if you're keen to experience the best of the city, allow Happytripz to guide you on some unforgettable excursions in Marseille.

Let’s take a look at some of the must-visit spots in this charming Mediterranean port city.

  • Old Port of Marseille (Vieux-Port)
    At the heart of Marseille, you'll find the Vieux-Port, a bustling harbor that's played a critical role in the city since it was founded by the Phoenicians around 600 BC. You can savor the local crowd, catch a fish market in the morning, or simply enjoy a sunset while dining at one of the many terraced cafes. For a mesmerizing view, visit the Fort Saint-Jean at the entrance of the port.
  • Le Panier
    Stroll through Le Panier, Marseille's oldest quarter known for its quaint streets and colorful buildings. Filled with artisanal shops, creative studios, and charming cafes, it's a vibrant enclave that offers a glimpse into the city's soul. Make sure to check out La Vieille Charité, a former almshouse that now houses museums and exhibitions.
  • Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
    This 19th-century Catholic basilica sits atop a limestone outcrop south of the Old Port and offers one of the most exquisite panoramic views of the city. A trip to Marseille wouldn't be complete without witnessing the grandeur of Notre-Dame de la Garde, with its ornate interior and impressive structure.
  • Calanques National Park
    Just a short bus ride from central Marseille, you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Calanques National Park. The park features a dramatic coastline with crystal-clear waters ideal for swimming and a rugged terrain perfect for hiking. For a handy guide through the park’s expanse, connect with Happytripz and enjoy a seamless outdoor adventure. Click here to see on Google Maps.
  • MUCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations)
    For those keen on culture, MUCEM offers a deep dive into Mediterranean history with its modern design set against the backdrop of the ancient Fort Saint-Jean. Its exhibitions blend historical artifacts with contemporary art, offering a unique museum experience.
  • La Corniche
    Enjoy a leisurely walk or cycle along La Corniche, a scenic roadway that runs along the coast offering uninterrupted sea views. This stretch is perfect for snapping photos or simply soaking in the Mediterranean charm.
  • The Markets of Marseille
    No visit to Marseille is truly complete without experiencing the city's markets. FeussiNettes, known for its flowers and local produce, or the iconic fish market at the Old Port, bring you the authentic buzz of Marseille life.

In summary, Marseille presents a plethora of attractions that promise to make your visit memorable. From the historic to the scenic, there's something to suit every taste and preference. And for those eager to discover all that this city has to offer, Happytripz stands ready to enrich your experience with guided tours tailored to your interests. Explore the thrills of Marseille with us, your adventure starts here.

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Gracie Harrison

Just had an incredible experience exploring the hidden gems of Marseille. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate about their city, and it really showed. They took us to places I would never have found on my own, and the whole day felt like an adventure among friends. Highly recommended!

Alessia Barry

I was a bit skeptical about going on a group excursion but this trip completely exceeded my expectations. The itinerary was a perfect mix of history, culture, and leisure. Our guide's storytelling made old tales come alive and the breathtaking views were the cherry on top!

Rene Wilkins

Discovering the Calanques on our day trip was nothing short of magical. The vibrant blue waters against the limestone cliffs are a sight I'll never forget. It was well-organized and the guide made sure we all had plenty of time to appreciate the beauty without feeling rushed.

Sophia Pittman

Our culinary tour through Marseille's charming markets was the highlight of our trip. The guide had such a great rapport with the local vendors, we got to sample the freshest produce and some of the best street food I've ever tasted. A must-do for foodies!

Makayla Frederick

The historical walking tour was fascinating, and I learned so much about Marseille's past. Each site had its unique story and the guide was engaging and very informative. I particularly loved the anecdotes about the old neighborhoods. Would definitely go on another tour with them!

Kamila Huff

My family and I had a blast exploring the coastal villages near Marseille. The tour was perfectly paced for all ages and the guide was considerate and attentive to our needs. The picturesque scenery was straight out of a postcard.

Keaton Brandt

We booked a private boat tour around the Frioul Archipelago and it was absolutely sublime. The skipper was friendly and shared lots of interesting facts about the islands. Swimming in the crystal-clear waters was an unforgettable experience.

Ana Good

Had a phenomenal day on the historical and architectural tour. Marseille's rich tapestry of styles and influences was illustrated beautifully by our guide. Not to mention the tips offered to explore further!

Rogelio Delgado

This excursion to the vineyards surrounding Marseille was a treat for the senses. The wine tastings were paired with the most delicious local cheeses, and the vineyard owners shared their passion for winemaking. The landscapes were stunning, a perfect day trip for any wine lover.

Alianna Lim

I joined the art and culture walk through Marseille and was thoroughly impressed. The selection of galleries and street art we visited was top-notch. The guide was an art enthusiast which made the commentary both entertaining and enlightening. Do yourself a favor and book this tour!