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Marseille the French Connection city

Tour summary - Marseille the French Connection city

Discover Marseille is just a day from the tiny port of Estaque that inspired numerous artists to  MuCEM, architect Rudi Ricciotti's 2013 museum masterpiece, centre piece to the cities regeneration, Fort St Jean  & the two cathedrals that dominate the old port & city.


Explore the tiny fishing port of L'Estaque at the far northern point of the city.  Once a small fishing village that inspired 19th century artists. Next the 19th century tobacco factory at la Belle de Mai, once the the biggest cigar & cigarette factory in France now a cultural centre. Then visit the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde which dominates the cities skyline and offers a unique insight into this ancient city and a leisurely drive along the corniche back to the old port area and finally MuCEM the first national museum dedicated to the great civilisations of the Mediterranean.

Language: English or French 

Includes: Local English-speaking guide. Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, meals, refreshments or guide gratuities.

Schedule details 

Duration: 5-6 hours Meeting point: In front of the Mairie de Marseille, Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille. (Bus stops 60/82/82S/582) Please remember sunscreen and a sun hat in summer and warm clothing in the winter and comfortable walking shoes.