School outings around culture
Founded 2,600 years ago by sailors from the Greek city of Phocaea in Asia Minor, Marseille has an exceptional history. Marseille’s Office de Tourisme, des Loisirs & des Congrès offers services tailored to school groups, focusing on the heritage and past of the Phocaean city.
Guided tours of Marseille’s past
Guided tours tailored to primary, middle and high school students invite you to discover the antique, medieval and modern vestiges of the city of Marseille: the Jardin des Vestiges and the Port Antique, the Abbey of Saint-Victor, the Vieux-Port, the forts, the Cathedral de la Major retrace several centuries of History.
The monuments and emblematic districts take on a new dimension, illuminated by your guide’s explanations and anecdotes.
The Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde
Dominating the city from the hill, the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is an emblematic symbol of Marseille. It is famous for its golden statue of the Virgin Mary, who watches over the city’s sailors and inhabitants. Built as a lookout overlooking the harbor and the city, it offers spectacular panoramic views of Marseille, the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding hills.