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1 Calanques
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Rank: 1 About 33

Calanques is a geologic formation which is in the form of a deep valley having steep limestone sides, partly submerged by the sea. Known as a Mediterranean fjord, Calanques offers a lot of recreational activities like swimming,...

Reviewed by: Chiranjiv
Type: Other attractions


2 Montredon Park
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Rank: 2 About 33

Le Parc Montredon of Marseille is a real delight for nature lovers, with its 112 hectars of green.  It used to be a private park, in the past, but in 1974 the owner, countess Pastre, donated it to the city. ...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Nature and sport


3 Trolleybus
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Rank: 3 About 33

Marseille is a city where night fun is a must and there are tons of discos where to dance until dawn. One of the newest and most popular discos of the city is the Trolleybus, with its  really distinctive...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 24 Quai de Rive Neuve, Marseille
Type: Nightlife


4 Notre Dame de la Garde
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Rank: 4 About 33

Notre-Dame de la Garde is a basilica situated in Marseille, France. It is affectionately referred to as La Bonne Mère (meaning the Good Mother) by the locals. Its construction was completed...

Reviewed by: Darshadana
Address: Place Colonel Edon
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


5 Church of Saint-Ferréol
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Rank: 5 About 33

Address: 9 Rue Reine Élisabeth, Marseille
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


6 Palais de la Bourse
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Rank: 6 About 33

The Centre Bourse is one of the main shopping centres of the city and is considered to be one of the places where to buy luxurious products  for its  designer label shops. It is placed in an excellent...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 1st arrondissement of Marseille
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


7 Sainte-Marie-Majeure Cathedral
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Rank: 7 About 33

Address: Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, Francia
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


8 La Canebiere
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Rank: 8 About 33

La Canebiere can be described as the wide boulevard which happens to run for around 1 kilometer down to port. It’s one of the most undisputed hubs of this town. The name has been taken from hemp, i.e. canabe which grew here once upon a...

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Address: La Canebière, Marseille
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


9 CMA CGM Tower
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Rank: 9 About 33

Address: Marseille
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


10 Cantini Museum
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Rank: 10 About 33

The Museum is peculiar as it displays a permanent art collection dedicated to the XX century up to 1960. Here you can find the works of valuable artists like Matisse, Chagall and Picasso. Currently there is an exhibition...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 19 Rue Grignan, Marseille
Type: Museums


11 City-Pass
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Rank: 11 About 33

The City-Pass of Marseille is a cultural passport that enables the access to fifteen museum, is a full public transports pass and allows free guided tours of the city. You just need to show your pass at the entrance of the museum...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Tours


12 Corbusier's Cité Radieuse
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Rank: 12 About 33

L' unité d'habitation de Marseille is also known as the « Cité Radieuse », the radiant city. It is a residential complex realized by Le...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


Corniche
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Rank: 13 About 33

La Corniche is the name of a long scenic route of Marseille that runs along the coast. Dedicated to Kennedy, you can reach it following the road after the Quai de Rive-Neuve and...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


13 Docks de la Joliette
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Rank: 14 About 33

Address: 10 Place de la Joliette, 13002 Marseille, Francia
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


14 La Caravelle
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Rank: 15 About 33

One of the most fashionable bars of Marseille, La Caravelle benefits from a picturesque location on the Vieux Port. On its gracious wrought- iron small balcony you can taste delicious cocktails and every kind...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Nightlife


15 Lounge and jazz bars
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Rank: 16 About 33

Marseille is one of the French cities where the aperitif is a real must: in fact, its anisette aperitifs are well-known. To enjoy a relaxing evening and for sophisticated and cool places lovers, Marseille offers...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Nightlife


16 Olympique Marseille Stadium - Le Vélodrome
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Rank: 17 About 33

The Stade Velodrome is a stadium having 60,013 seating capacity situated in Marseille, France. Home of the Olympique de Marseille football club of Ligue 1, this is also a venue of the FIFA World Cup held in 1998....

Reviewed by: Chiranjiv
Address: 3 Boulevard Michelet, Marseille
Type: Nature and sport


17 Parc Borely
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Rank: 18 About 33

Parc Borely is one of the green areas of Marseille, in France. The park is made of an English style garden and a French one. Inside there is a rose garden and a botanical garden, plus a...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Parks and gardens


18 Plage du Prado
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Rank: 19 About 33

Marseille beaches are numerous and various: in particular  Le Parc Balneaire du Prado, reachable by the subway line 1: six pebble or sand beaches with a beautiful beach resort, plenty of gardens as well as picnic and recreation areas....

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Beaches


19 Sacred Grove
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Rank: 20 About 33

The Sacred Grove is the green area at the bottom of the famous Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica; it is one of the main garden of the city, but at the same time is considered to be (as its name says) a sacred place....

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Nature and sport


Sainte-Croix
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Rank: 21 About 33

The sunny Sainte-Croix Beach stands on a small bay nearby Martigue, in the west of Marseille.   It is a tourist location, quiet and mostly popular with locals, still preserved from mass tourism....

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Beaches


20 Shopping streets
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Rank: 22 About 33

Marseille can be a perfect city for shopping as it offers various streets full of shops that meet the most different needs. Our shopping tour can start right from the city centre where there are many streets...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Stores and shopping malls


21 Souvenirs and typical products
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Rank: 23 About 33

Popular products to bring back home are the soap and the famous local shot, well known as pastis. Also the various Occitan fabrics and the local ceramics. If you are in Marseille in...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Handicrafts and antiques


22 Vieille Charité
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Rank: 24 About 33

The Vielle charité is placed in the Panier district, in the second arrondissement of Marseille. Built in the XVII century and planned by Pierre Puget, the building used to house poor and needy people. ...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


23 Chateau d’If
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Rank: 25 About 33

Chateau d’If had been constructed in the 1st half of sixteenth century. It was originally intended of being a fortress, which would store artillery. It was, however, used in the form of a prison; to house political as well as common...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address:
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites

Attractions close to Marseille


Atelier Cezanne - 17.5 mi
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This is a museum dedicated to the work and paintings of the great artist Atelier Cezanne. One can view the ‘still life’ paintings which are kept in the studio and appreciate the art wherein objects appear to float...

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Address: 53, Avenue Paul Cézanne, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France‎
Distance: 28.1
City: Aix-en-Provence

Type: Museums + Share

Neighbouring places: Marseille


Aix-en-Provence - 16.1 mi

The city of a thousand fountains, Aix en Provence is situated in the Provence region in Southern France. Built on hot springs, the city was founded in...

Distance: 25.9
City: Aix-en-Provence

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