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Best things to do in Marseille

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“The terrace on the rooftop of MUCEM provides the best view over the sea. No entrance fee to pay get there. Closed at 5:30 PM and on Tuesday (but opened on Sunday). At a 25 minute walk from my place.”
559 locals recommend
Church
“If you come in Marseille you have to get there ! Notre dame de la Garde is a church dedicated to Marie which is on the top of a higher mount in Marseille. From a Christian site, it has become for all Marseille inhabitants, a kind of symbol of the city whatever religion they follow, if ever they follow one. Most important, from its foot you can see a panorama of all the city, it is really wonderful. You can get there by car, bus, touristic train, taxi , but remember that the last hundred meters have to be walked on foot and to make a wish once up there ! ”
458 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Grand centre commercial à Marseille en bord de mer, à coté du vieux port, accessible en voiture à 30 minutes d'Aix. Large shopping center in Marseille by the sea, near the old port, accessible by car 30 minutes from Aix.”
271 locals recommend
Park
“From the Réformé church (up the Canebière) you can follow the Boulevard Longchamp where you can see nice example of old upper-class buildings to arrive to Palais Longchamp. The palais is worth visiting though it won't take you long. You can visit the "musee des beaux arts" as well as the natural history museum.”
247 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Nice to stroll down the pier and watch all of the luxury yacht's that lies there.”
147 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“theaters, concerts, events, skate park, roof top... restaurant may suggestions for the industrial factory transformed in cultural place”
207 locals recommend
Museum
“The location (Panier neighbourhood) and the structure themselves are nice for a casual stroll. La Vieille Charité has consistently exceptional exhibits. ”
172 locals recommend
Park
“This is the most spectacular view you will ever have of the sea and mountains.”
124 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Cours Julien is the perfect place for a morning coffee or lunch. Walk around the side streets and check out the Street Art. In the evening, stay for some exotic dinner and maybe a late drink with some live music.”
185 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Part of the calanques national park. It is both a beach option and a hiking trail. You can access it by bus very easily. It's breathtaking. Don't hesitate to take a walk on the path going through the mountains. I love it also for mountain climbing and swimming.”
137 locals recommend
Park
“A large and great park, 300 meters from the sea. After a siesta in the park go have a drink at Escale Borely (a place with numerous restaurants and bars on the beach) to see the sunset.”
127 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Football stadium Access by metro: line M2 / Stop at Sainte Marguerite - Dromel”
115 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Fun and good atmosphere. Ideal both for a drink or some food. Check out the terrace on the back. ”
136 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Boats departing every 30min from "le vieux port" will bring you to theses nice small islands , iles du Frioul and chateau d'if”
129 locals recommend
Bay
“Extraordinary scenes. You can walk around an hour and you get to the beach. You deserve it ! Do not forget your water because it can be hot.”
114 locals recommend
Bar
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“old traditionnal pub with nice view on Notre Dame de la Garde, jazz programm ”
137 locals recommend