Ideas for Easter holidays in Marseille

The fine weather is finally here and the spring holidays are just around the corner! Are you looking for ideas for outings over the next 2 weeks? Classic, sporty or unusual? Here’s a small selection of activities for you and your children. Let us be your guide and discover Marseille during the Easter holidays 2024.

Published on 3 April 2024

Discover or rediscover the city with your family

Guided tours

Throughout the school holidays, the Tourist Office offers guided tours for all the family. Discover street art in the Cours Julien district, take a fun tour of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse, take a storytelling tour of the legendary Massalia, or go on a treasure hunt through Parc Borely to find the famous lost treasure of the Borely family. And if you fancy it, why not explore the city on a police investigation during an outdoor Escape Game? Prefer to go to the ends of the earth? Head to Les Goudes to discover the flora and fauna of this small fishing village. There’s so much to see, it’s well worth the diversions!
> Discover all the family visits of the Tourist Office of Marseille

Invader was here

Go hunting with your children…for eggs? No, the Spaces Invaders ! These little colourful mosaics are hidden in several areas of the city! You’ve probably  seen them before. During the  summer of 2020, the street artist Invader installed his works all over the city, and today, there are nearly 97! It’s up to you to find them!

Go out to  sea

A beautiful sunny day, a nice spring day, we go out to the sea and discover the Count of Monte Cristo on the island of  Château d’If ! Only  30 minutes from the Old Port by boat, the If Castle offers a breathtaking view of the bay of Marseille.  During the holidays, we invite you to discover with your family all the mysteries of this impregnable fortress!
Find out more about the “If Castle with your family”


If there is only one thing to see in Marseille, it is our famous Good Mother,  Notre-Dame de la Garde who rises high on her hill! All means are good to get there, on foot (count 20 minutes from the Old Port), by bike or by bus (N°60), but the ideal option if you are with your family, is to take the little tourist train from the Old Port, it leads you directly to Notre-Dame de la Garde !
Book your ticket for the little train

A desire for nature

Educational farms

Open every day during the holidays, children will learn about the environment and know the animals of the farm as well as  the nature around them.   Educational activities will be offered ( gardening, plant discovery, introduction to organic farming…) There are several educational farms in Marseille (Collet des Comtes 12th,  Roy d’Espagne 9th, la Tour des pins 14th etc …).  Find all the educational farms in Marseille

Take a breath of fresh air in the parks and massifs of Marseille

Would you like to go for a nice spring walk with your family? Marseille is full of beautiful natural paths for everyone, a breathtaking view, an immersion in the forest or a walk by the water, here are our ideas for walks in Marseille and its surroundings for a total change of scenery.

A visit to the Calanques by boat

If you are not keen on walking or if your children are too young to walk around the massif, you can discover the Calanques by boat, if the weather is good enough of course! There are several possibilities, with regular or private companies, a partial or full visit, you have the choice!

Want to learn

Know all about the planets

See you at the Planetarium in the garden of the Palais Longchamp for an afternoon under the stars!
A different program every day during the school holidays, tours for the little ones and for the older ones, the stars will have no more secrets for them!

Activities in the city’s museums

For curious youngsters, visits, activities and workshops are planned throughout the school holidays at most of the city’s museums. There are life-size games at the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, creative workshops at the Préau des Accoules, art workshops at the Musée d’Histoire de Marseille, workshop visits at the Musée Cantini, creative workshops and activities based around the collections at the Château Borely and themed courses and workshops at the Château de la Buzine, not forgetting the Mucem, which is offering creative workshops and fun tours. For fans of prehistory, come and dive into the heart of the Cosquer cave, a real discovery! There’s something for all tastes and all ages!

> All activities in the museums of Marseille

For OM fans

The stade Orange Vélodrome tours take place every day during the school holidays, an immersion tour that will take you behind the scenes of this mythical place, your children will be unbeatable on their favorite team! And if the calendar allows it, come and attend a match ! an unforgettable experience!

Learn all the secrets of Marseille soap

Marseille soap is known the world over. But do you really know how it’s made? During the holidays, Marseille’s soap factories offer free tours, but please note that these must be booked in advance! You can find these tours at the Savonnerie du Midi or the Savonnerie du Fer à Cheval. Or, if you prefer, you can visit the Soap Museum on the Old Port.

The Museum of Illusion

Opened just a few months ago, the Musée de l’illusion is a real stunner! Covering an area of almost 700 m2, you and your family can enjoy a range of disturbing and astonishing visual experiences that will turn your senses and your perception of reality upside down! An incredible experience for all the family.

Want to move

Go to the  Bowl of the escale Borely or to the  playground of the  Friche Belle de Mai,  your children will have a great time! if your children are more like « Tarzan » ? take them to a tree climbing and why not accompany them in their acrobatics!

Winter is behind us … so what?  you can still practice a winter sport, right? Head to the Palais omnisports Marseille Grand-Est to enjoy an ice rink worthy of the Olympic Games! Also at the Palais omnisport, you can take advantage of a 3,500 m2 board sports area, where rollerblades, BMX and skateboarding are the order of the day.

The weather is not good?

Don’t panic! Whatever the weather, you’ll never be bored in Marseille!

Play parks

For the youngest,  Royal Kid or Magic City are real releases! Children can play in giant games to their heart’s content.  Urban Jump or KIP are indoor multi-purpose parks more for teenagers, where they can play indoor go-karts, laser games, bowling or giant trampolines.

 Escape games

There are many escape games in Marseille, for Harry Potter fans, for mystery fans, for movie lovers, for older people who want to be scared! From the most mysterious to the most frightening, your children and teenagers will find their happiness!  (illucity, time out, panic room, Dark dreams)
> All parks and indoor playgrounds in Marseille

For the boldest

The climbing walls are no exception! Adapted for all levels ( even  the youngest ) you can enjoy with your family the climbing rooms of the Phocaean city.
> All climbing rooms in Marseille

E-Sport for older kids

EVA (E.sports Virtual Arena) is an ideal activity for your teenagers… or for you! A real immersion in a video game. In a 500 m2 space, wearing a helmet, players are transported into virtual worlds and move around as the game progresses. Young and old alike will certainly appreciate this new type of activity.