For this 38th edition, around the theme “Heritage for all”, more than 150 thematic visits, sites and heritage walks, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, screenings are proposed as well as numerous guided tours organised by the Metropolitan Office of Tourism and Congresses of Marseille. All the areas and districts of the city are involved in this weekend’s celebration of culture and everything is accessible free of charge.*(* unless otherwise stated)
Planned visits of the “Savonnerie du Serail” and the “Bataillon des Marins Pompiers de Marseille” (Firefighters) are cancelled.
Discover Marseille by night
Preamble to the European Heritage Days- Friday 17 September
Take advantage of a night-time double-decker bus tour to discover Marseille in a different light, at nightfall ( transport cost €10 per person). The” Notre-Dame de la Garde” Basilica will be exceptionally open this Friday evening as a prelude to the European Heritage Days.
In collaboration with the Commercial Court of Marseille and its teams, discover the Commercial Court, an annex of the Law Courts, labelled as 20th century heritage ( duration : 1 hour). Courtroom reconstruction based on real events are scheduled over the weekend.
Discover this educational innovation village on the site of the former Ricard offices and visit the former Ricard pastis factory. One- hour treasure hunts are planned, independently in the Sainte-Marthe district to discover its history and anecdotes in a fun way.
In the company of the guide, you will have to follow the clues and go to different places in the park to solve riddles in order to find the code that will lead to the lost treasure. This will be an opportunity to discover the heritage and botany of the park (duration:1h30).
Stroll through the authentic and unknown districts of the city of Marseille and (re)discover its exceptional heritage and secrets with the guided tours offered by the Metropolitan Tourist Office and Convention Bureau and its partners.
Guided tour between the rehabilitation of industrial heritage and the new architecture of the Euroméditerranée district. Possibility, at the end of the visit, you can discover the archives’ storerooms with the team from departmental archives (duration: 2h/2h30).
The marine knots and their manufacture will no longer have any secrets for you! Various workshops: initiation to sea knots, splices, decorative sailings (bracelets) and exhibition of decorated tools(duration : 20min).
Practice your pencil stroke face to face with the most prestigious heritage of the Old Port. Material provided on site (supports, pencils, pastels, charcoals, watercolours…) or you can bring your own tools.
Please note! Most visits require prior registration (limited number of places).
You can register on Marseille Expérience directly, but only for visits organised by the Marseille Metropolitan Tourist and Convention Bureau. These visits can also be booked at the tourist office reception desk, and by telephone on 0826 500 500 (0,15€/mn).
For other tours and activities, you must contact the place in question directly. You will find the contact details of each of them on the JEP programme.
Yes, a valid health pass is required for access to the different sites and to participate in the guided tours. (negative RT-PCR or antigenic test less than 48 hours old, a complete vaccination certificate, a positive RT-PCR test at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old).
Reminder : in order to protect yourself and others, wearing a mask is mandatory.