Grit and grandeur coexist seamlessly in Marseille, an exuberantly multicultural port city with a pedigree stretching back to classical Greece.
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Occupying Marseille’s highest point, La Garde (154m), this opulent 19th-century Romano-Byzantine basilica is Marseille's most-visited icon. Built on the…
'The Basket' is Marseille's oldest quarter – site of the original Greek settlement and nicknamed for its steep streets and buildings. Its close, village…
Ships have docked for millennia at Marseille’s birthplace, the vibrant Vieux Port. The main commercial docks were transferred to the Joliette area in the…
Visionary modernist architect Le Corbusier redefined urban living in 1952 with the completion of this vertical 337-apartment tower, popularly known as La…
Commanding access to Marseille's Vieux Port, this photogenic island-fortress was immortalised in Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 classic The Count of Monte Cristo…
Set in the lavish, colonnaded Palais de Longchamp, Marseille’s oldest museum owes its existence to an 1801 decree of pre-Napoleonic France's short-lived…
Marseille's most vibrant bohemian quarter centres on Cours Julien, an elongated concrete square shaded by palm trees. It’s lined with great bars, cafes…
Perched high above the southern side of the Vieux Port are the six immaculately grassed hectares of the Jardin du Pharo, the grounds of the Palais du…
Marseille in 5 shops: indie fashion, contemporary art and (of course) soap
Mar 28, 2023 • 4 Min read
As you discover the allure of Marseille, drop by these independent retailers, five of the city’s best.
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Check out Camille Potts' best day in Marseille
Nov 15, 2022 • 1 Min read
Comic book writer and illustrator Camille Potts shows you have to have the best day in Marseille.
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4 days to learn about Marseille
Nov 15, 2022 • 11 Min read
Marseille is both beachy and urban, French and Mediterranean, modern and historic. Here's how to learn more about Marseille in four days.
Bars & Pubs
Marseille’s top 10 rooftops for expertly mixed tunes, drinks and dancing
Sep 27, 2022 • 7 Min read
Social butterflies, night owls and cocktail connoisseurs seeking expertly mixed tunes, drinks and dancing: these are Marseille’s 10 rooftop hot spots.
Art and Culture
9 of the best museums in Marseille
Sep 13, 2022 • 6 Min read
Marseille has bold and eclectic museums. Here are the best.
The 5 best neighborhoods in Marseille
Jun 22, 2022 • 5 Min read
Here's a look at Marseille's most interesting enclaves, and what to expect in each one.
Experience the allure of Marseille, for less
Jun 16, 2022 • 7 Min read
Follow these tips on transport, meals, low-cost sightseeing and other essentials to get more for less on your next trip to Marseille.
15 top things to do in Marseille: experience the best of the Provencal capital
May 24, 2022 • 10 Min read
Here are the best things to do in Marseille to really get under its salty, weathered, Mistral-whipped skin.
Live your best beach life in Marseille on one of these top beaches
May 19, 2022 • 6 Min read
As every self-respecting Marseillais will proudly tell you, there's no need to leave the city to find powder-soft golden sand.
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