Marseille: Attractions and more...
The Roman Byzantine-styled cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is reached after a sharp climb, but is ideal for a panoramic view of the city. The Old Port is no longer active but still bustles with cafes and restaurants; it is also the site for the Belgian Quay, the daily fish market.
The Chateau d’If, accessible by boat from the Old Port, was originally a fort and later used as a prison; it still houses some sculptures by the prisoners.
The Calanques, fjords in the south of Marseille, with beautiful blue waters and limestone cliffs make for a good day trip from the city. Sormiou, for its beach, and Morgiou, for swimming in the inlets, are the best spots in this area.
Though primarily safe, mugging and petty theft are very much a part of Marseille, and so it is necessary to be on one’s guard and not carry too much cash or valuables while exploring the city.
What to see in detail
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The renowned painter Paul Cézanne lived and painted in the city and there are brass ‘C’s set into the ground throughout the city to mark places of importance ...