Morning : Vieux-Port north bank and Panier
We start slowly, we take the time to appreciate the city which wakes up, nothing better than to go on the Vieux-Port and drink a coffee in front of Notre-Dame de la Garde. You can then stroll along the waterfront as you slowly make your way to the quartier du Panier, the historic district of the city, a walk through the typical narrow streets of the city. Here you will discover the many local craftsmen and the amazing and colourful works of street-art which are very present in the area. At the bend of the street, you will come across exceptional places such as the “Accoules” church, the “Hôtel Dieu” or the “Vieille Charité”.
While “going back down”(because yes, you have surely noticed…we go up to go to the “Panier”!) you will head towards the “Tourette Esplanade” where you will have a breathtaking view of the Port and the Good Mother “Notre Dame de le Garde”church!
Before your lunch, take the footbridge and visit the Mucem, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisation, a timeless museum with amazing architecture. If you have a little time, walk around the “Place d’Armes” and visit the museum which is full of exceptional pieces and regularly hosts international exhibitionsn (Van Gogh, Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons etc; ..)
If you are hungry, you can stay and enjoy an exceptional meal at the starred chef Gérald Passédat, at the “Môle Passedat”, on the roof terrace of the Mucem, or if you prefer to continue your discovery of the city and have a quicker lunch, simply cross the street and go to the “Halles de la Major” for a quality meal on the go.