Take an easy tour of the Cité Phocéenne from the Luna

située entre le centre ville Vieux Port et les Calanques !

Marseille, a thousand-year-old city

Marseille, France's second largest city, offers a unique experience combining history, culture and Mediterranean charm. Explore the lively Old Port, sample a traditional bouillabaisse in one of the many coastal restaurants, visit the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica for breathtaking panoramic views, and stroll through the narrow streets of the Panier district. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the markets, such as the fish market on the Old Port or the Plaine market. Enjoy sunny beaches such as Les Catalans, and discover maritime history at MuCEM. Marseille offers an unforgettable Mediterranean adventure.

Mediterranean wonders nearby

Marseille's Calanques, spectacular coves with turquoise waters, offer an unmissable natural getaway. Accessible by hike, boat or even kayak, these jagged rock formations create a breathtaking landscape. Nearby, the Frioul archipelago offers a unique island experience. With its small islands, including Pomègues and Ratonneau, the archipelago is a haven of tranquility offering secluded beaches, hiking trails and a rich history linked to the former prisons of Château d'If. These two destinations add an exceptional natural dimension to Marseille's Mediterranean experience.

An escapade in the 7th arrondissement

Marseille's 7th arrondissement is one of the city's most emblematic districts, located south of the Old Port. It offers a unique blend of Mediterranean charm, cultural diversity and rich history.

The Vieux-Port, to the north of the 7th arrondissement, is a lively focal point with picturesque markets, open-air cafés and colorful boats. Venture south and you'll discover the vallon de la Baudille, a quieter, more residential area.

The Baudille valley is characterized by rolling green hills, narrow streets and traditional houses. Residents enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea. The district retains an authentic atmosphere, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The winding streets of the 7th arrondissement also offer panoramic views of the city and the sea. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the proximity of picturesque beaches, such as Plage des Catalans, which is prized for its fine sand and relaxed atmosphere.

The area is also known for its restaurants offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Local markets abound with fresh produce, spices and handicrafts, reflecting the city's cultural diversity.

In short, Marseille's 7th arrondissement, with the Baudille valley, represents a balance between Mediterranean authenticity, residential tranquility and proximity to bustling city life

See the Marseille tourist office website