Sightseeing route in Marseille

Marseille

【City description】

It is the biggest port city of Mediterranean in Provence region. As it’s the entrance for the Africa, you feel an exotic ambiance. You can find Notre-Dame Basilic from the train station. There are many restaurants at the old port and you can taste the seafood like Bouillabaisse.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 9 h

【Budget】

 12.90 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★★

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Marseille-Saint-Charles station

★Take a subway of the line 1 bound for Fourragère. The ticket is 1.70 euros.



②Estrangin Préfecture station

Get off here.

★Go to Pierre Puget St and turn left to go to André Aune Boulevard when you arrive at a park. It takes 25 minutes by walk.



③Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilic

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 7 am – 6 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go down Vauvenargues St and turn left at the end. When you arrive at a small square, turn right. Then, turn left to go to Abbaye St. It takes 20 minutes.



④Saint-Victor Abbey

Abbaye Saint-Victor

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Return to Corse Avenue and turn right to go to Pasteur Avenue. When you arrive at the end, enter the park. It takes 15 minutes.



⑤Pharo Palace (it’s not accessible in the interior)

Palais du Pharo

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★When you leave from the park, turn left to go to Charles Livon Boulevard. It takes 15 minutes.



⑥Old Port

Vieux-Port

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go along the port. There is a boat station to go to another shore.



⑦Saint-Laurent Church

Église Saint-Laurent de Marseille

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 h 30 pm

Close: Sunday and Monday

⑧Saint-Jean Fortress

Fort Saint-Jean

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday

★Pass a bridge from the fortress.



⑨MuCEM- Civil Museum of Europe and Mediterranean

MuCEM – Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 9.50 euros

Opening hour: 11 am – 7 pm (until 8 pm in summer)

Close: Tuesday, 5/1, 12/25

★Go along the sea for 5 minutes.



⑩Major Cathedral

Cathédrale La Major

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 5 h 30 pm between October and Mai / 10 am – 6 h 30 pm between April and September

Close: Tuesday

★Go back to the port while walking in Panier Area.



⑪Vieux Port station

Vieux Port駅

Take a subway here.


【Goal】

Marseille Saint-Charles station



【If you have a time…】

⑫Vallon of Auffes

Vallon des Auffes

It’s a small port. But it’s far from the city. You should visit there after La Notre-Dame Cathedral. It takes 30 minutes by walk from the cathedral or bus.



⑬Ferry station

To visit some islands.

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