City break in the Phocaean city
Marseille, one of France’s most populous and oldest cities, welcomes you for a city break between culture and nature. If you’re not sure where to go as a family, you can head to the Phocéenne city to discover its historical heritage. From Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral, in the 6th and 7th boroughs, to La Major cathedral, in the Joliette district in the 2nd borough, via Fort Saint Jean, the Docks, the Palais Longchamp, the Palais du Pharo, the Cité du Corbusier… you’ll learn more about Marseille’s evolution by observing and visiting the emblematic monuments that shape it.
Art lovers and history buffs, children and adults alike, will appreciate touring the museums: the Vieille Charité, the Mucem, the Cantini Museum, the Soap Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, Faience and Fashion… Marseille’s museums offer plenty of food for thought for a day on a variety of subjects related to Marseille’s know-how or its past.
Look no further where to go for 3 days in France and opt for Marseille. For the time of an extended weekend, you’ll appreciate the charm and atmosphere that prevails in the city’s neighborhoods, which can be discovered on foot. Take a stroll through the village of Les Goudes, in the 8th borough, which stands out for its fishermen’s cottages and stunning sea views. Visitors with an artistic soul will head to the Cours Julien, in the 1st and 6th borough, to observe the graffiti on the walls and stop for a gourmet break on a terrace.
If you’d like get away for 4 days in France in Marseille, you can round off your visit with one to the Parc National des Calanques to discover the breathtaking beauty of its turquoise-water coves, the Frioul islands off Marseille and nearby destinations such as Aix-en-Provence or Cassis.