Discover Marseille in September in the sun: cultural visits
Must-see sights between history, culture and heritage
Welcoming nearly 2 million visitors every year, the basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde is a Roman-Byzantine edifice that watches over fishermen, sailors and the people of Marseille. Christened by Marseillais Bonne Mère, you can get there on foot (for the bravest), by bus (N°60) or by taking the petit train touristique departing from the Vieux-Port.
The first major national museum devoted to the Mediterranean, the Mucem offers permanent and temporary exhibitions on a variety of themes (history, anthropology, archaeology, art history and contemporary art). Imagined by Rudy Ricciotti, this cultural establishment with its original design is a cultural city open to the open sea. An integral part of the museum, the fort Saint-Jean is a perfect place to stroll under the sun in the gardens open to the public, discovering countless little secrets.