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Walk in the new districts of Marseille

Cultural, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Marseille 2ème
3.7 km
1h 30min
Very easy
  • Discover the various emblematic architectural elements that shape the urban panorama today.

  • The esplanade, which marks the starting point, takes its name from a former port area that housed the J4 hangar. Today it is home to the Mucem and the Villa Méditerranée, two museum spaces inaugurated in 2013 when the city was European Capital of Culture.

    A third site completes the cultural offer, it is the Regards de Provence Museum, a former 20th century sanitary depository. Then we arrive in front of the monumental Cathedral of the Major. Below, there are the Voûtes, a real link...
    The esplanade, which marks the starting point, takes its name from a former port area that housed the J4 hangar. Today it is home to the Mucem and the Villa Méditerranée, two museum spaces inaugurated in 2013 when the city was European Capital of Culture.

    A third site completes the cultural offer, it is the Regards de Provence Museum, a former 20th century sanitary depository. Then we arrive in front of the monumental Cathedral of the Major. Below, there are the Voûtes, a real link between the old town, the Panier district and the new waterfront where you can find places to relax and shop.

    Continuing on, the urban stroll leads to the historic Docks building and the Terrasses du Port, a shopping center. On its second level, it has a 260-meter long terrace that offers a 180-degree panoramic sea view. The itinerary continues towards the Cepac Silo, a former port grain silo, transformed into a performance hall. Enter to admire the room of the udders.

    You will go along the CMA-CGM tower (145 m high) to reach the Departmental Archives. The FRAC and its pixelated glass facade, which looks like a Paco Rabanne dress with sequins, when in fact it is more a question of opening the structure to a space of subdued light according to the Japanese tradition, closes this urban walking tour.
  • Difference in height
    39 m
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
39 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 29 m
  • Minimum altitude : 4 m
  • Total positive elevation : 39 m
  • Total negative elevation : -35 m
  • Max positive elevation : 20 m
  • Min positive elevation : -15 m
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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