Weekend Getaway in Marseille
Arrive in Marseille and check into your hotel in the Vieux-Port (Old Port) neighborhood, known for its lively atmosphere and picturesque views.
Start your day by exploring the Vieux-Port, the heart of Marseille. Take a stroll along the harbor, admire the boats, and visit the famous fish market, where you can find an array of fresh seafood.
Head to the historic neighborhood of Le Panier, located just uphill from the Vieux-Port. Explore its narrow streets, vibrant colors, and charming cafes. Don’t miss a visit to the Vieille Charité, a stunning 17th-century former almshouse that now houses museums and exhibitions.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of traditional Provençal cuisine.
Climb up to the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a famous landmark perched on a hilltop. Enjoy panoramic views of Marseille and watch the sunset over the city.
Return to the Vieux-Port for dinner and experience the vibrant nightlife with its numerous bars and clubs.
Take a day trip to the Calanques National Park, located just outside Marseille. If you have a car, drive to the park and explore its stunning limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, and secluded beaches. Alternatively, you can join a boat tour from the Vieux-Port to visit the Calanques.
Spend the morning hiking, swimming, or simply enjoying the breathtaking natural beauty of the Calanques.
Return to Marseille and visit the MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations) located near the Vieux-Port. Discover its fascinating exhibits that showcase the cultural heritage of the region.
Take a leisurely walk along the Promenade de la Corniche, a scenic coastal road with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Indulge in a seafood dinner at one of the many excellent seafood restaurants near the Vieux-Port. Sample local specialties like bouillabaisse, a traditional fish stew.
After dinner, explore the vibrant nightlife in the Cours Julien neighborhood, known for its trendy bars, live music venues, and artistic atmosphere.
Visit the historic neighborhood of Le Cours Estienne d’Orves, known for its charming squares, cafes, and theaters. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of the outdoor terraces and soak up the local atmosphere.
Explore the nearby Le Vieux Panier district, famous for its street art. Take a self-guided walking tour to discover colorful murals and graffiti art adorning the walls.
If you have a car, take a scenic drive along the coast to Cassis, a charming coastal town. Enjoy the picturesque harbor, relax on the beach, or take a boat tour to explore the stunning Calanques from a different perspective.
Alternatively, you can spend the afternoon visiting the Museum of Fine Arts of Marseille, located in the Palais Longchamp. Admire its extensive collection of artworks from various periods.
Depart from Marseille, taking with you wonderful memories of your weekend getaway in this vibrant city.
Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Marseille!