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Marseilles For Tourists: The Top 3 Locations

With the European Championships just around the corner, it’s time to take in some classic French culture. That’s right, we’re taking you on a journey to Marseilles! This beautiful coastal city is the second largest in France, after Paris, and offers an enormous range of sights and sounds for tourists. Whether you are looking for serene blue oceans, or culture and heritage, Marseilles has it all! So come with us on our tour of Marseilles for tourists: the top 3 locations!

Vieux Port

We start our tour with a slice of French history! The Vieux Port is hugely significant in the history of Marseilles, as this is where the city first began. Starting out as a simple Greek Port, the city expanded to become the second largest in France. Today, the Vieux Port is a thriving hubbub of French life. Take a stroll along the waterfront, buy yourself some bouillabaisse seafood stew, or marvel at the vast array of fishing boats and seacraft on display. This is one location that you simply cannot miss!

Le Panier

Next up, Le Panier. This is the absolute cultural hub of Marseille, so soak it in. The oldest quarter in the entire city, there is such a charm about the narrow streets and quaint buildings that you will instantly fall in love with it. There is so much artistic character to be found in Le Panier that you simply won’t know what to try next. Whether you are sampling the Algerian cuisine, art galleries and charming little boutiques, you are guaranteed a fantastic time at Le Panier.

Château d’If

It’s time for the final stop on our tour, so hop on the boat! We’re headed to the Chateau d’lf. You’ll find this historic location in the Frioul Islands; a wonderful nature conservation area. The scenery here is incredible. Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and limestone cliffs await tourists. Stare in wonder at the floral species around you. Enjoy the sun. This is one boat ride you’ll never want to get off!



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