HALF DAY TOUR OF MARSEILLE

France's premier port and oldest major city is in a surprisingly attractive setting, centered on the Vieux Port (the old harbour). People have leaved here for 26 centuries, its mixture of cultures being so varied that Alexander Dumas called it "the meeting place of the entire world"

This tour gives you the chance to spend time in Marseille, and to discover several faces of the second-largest city in France :

- View on the "Vieux Port". All streets lead to this place, where visitors tend to congregate. In this creek where the Phocaeans landed in 600 BC, now we can see thousands of yachts and pleasure boats
- Stroll in the old area named "Panier", stopping in front the Old Charity, a former hospice composed of beautiful three-tiered arched balconies surrounding the lovely domed Chapel in the center
- View on the huge and sumptuous XIXth century cathedral
- Splendid panorama from the highest point of the city, to take time to admire the unique site on which the city was built
- Visit of the basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, overlooking the city, presided over by a golden Madonna on a 150 ft bell tower. Its inside decoration made of mosaics and unusual votive offerings will impress you
- Corniche : picturesque road cut into the cliff and following the coast for more than 3 miles. It offers wonderful sights on the Frioul Islands, among which the Château d'If Island, that served as the setting place for Alexander Dumas, writing the story of the count of Monte Cristo
- Colourful fishing village of Vallon des Auffes, one of the most characteristic places in Marseille
- St Victor Basilica is a religious fortress founded in the Vth century and enlarged from the XIth to the XIVth centuries. In the crypt, you can visit the catacombs, sarcophagi and the cave of St Victor (entrance fee not included)
- View on the Longchamps palace, a monument only dedicated to the arrival of drinking water in Marseille

Suggested schedule
9:00am Pick up at your hotel
9:30 Sightseeing tour of Marseille
12:30 Drive back
01:00pm Drop off

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