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Accessible sites and monuments

Find all the accessible sites and monuments in Marseille, according to your disability.

The Pharo garden

This garden at the entrance to the Old Port offers a panoramic view over the harbor and the forts of the Old Port.
It houses the Palais du Pharo built in the 19th century by Napoleon III, now a major convention center. Only the gardens are accessible to the disabled.Beware, parking is not plentiful in the vicinity.

Contact: +33 4 91 55 25 51

Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde

Notre-Dame de la Garde “La Bonne Mère”,an emblematic figure of the city, watches over sailors, fishermen and all Marseillais. This site offers a unique view of the city, the Old Port, the Panier district, the islands of Frioul and If, the north of Marseille, the beach districts and the hills that encircle Marseille.
The entire site is accessible. For people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs, it is recommended to have a personal vehicle or to use a cab or even a adapted taxi.
The Sanctuary and Crypt are accessible by elevator. Be careful to park in parking lot 2, as the road leading from the Basilica’s 1st parking lot is very steep! No adapted public transport to get there.

Contact: +33 4 91 13 40 80

Le Panier - Old town district

Behind the Hôtel de Ville lies the historic heart of the city known as “Le Panier”. The origin of the name is said to come from the sign of an inn “Le Logis du Panier”, set up in the 17th century.
It’s pleasant to stroll around this district with its atypical little streets and numerous artisan stores.
For people in chair, it’s best to be accompanied as some streets are very steep and the sidewalks are sometimes crowded. Beware, there are also sometimes a lot of stairs.
Tracé PMR (Personnes à Mobilité Réduite) : The Voie Historique is suggested on the city map, but we draw your attention to the streets and alleys of the old town which are sometimes very steep and the sidewalks narrow. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office de Tourisme et des Congrès for further information.

Contact: +33 8 10 81 38 13

Saint Victor Abbey

One of the town’s oldest monuments.
Premier venue for numerous events: Chandeleur, Music Festival…
Upper church accessible via the small door on the west side (rue du Cdt Lamy) with a wide passage and no unevenness, or via the large door on the forecourt, with a small step of around 6 cm.
The crypt is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Contact: +33 4 96 11 22 60

The Frioul archipelago

The larger Frioul islands are accessible, but it’s advisable to be accompanied.
On the Port, you can restore and relax. There are hiking trails, but they’re not easy to get to. L’île d’If and the Château d’If, meanwhile, are not accessible. Concerning access, sea transport from the Vieux Port to Port Frioul is provided by “le bateau”.

La Corniche

The Corniche Kennedy is a seaside promenade linking the city center to the Prado Sud Beaches (5 km long).
The sidewalks are wide except on the “Malmousque” portion where they are narrow and crowded.

La Cité Radieuse - Le Corbusier

It is the work of architect Le Corbusier. Built between 1947 and 1951, it is an imposing construction evoking the theme of an urban liner anchored in a park. The top level houses a nursery school and gymnasium. Finally, the roof terrace offers a sheltered stage for open-air shows. The common areas are accessible and the roof terrace partially accessible. Beware of the rather high step (+/- 10 cm).

Parc Borély

This 17-hectare garden is home to an 18th-century bastide, enhanced by a 19th-century “formal” garden and landscaped park. This Bastide, the Château Borély, today houses the Musée des Arts décoratifs et de la mode. The Parc Borély as well as the Botanical Garden located in the park are accessible to wheelchair users. We recommend that you contact them before your visit.

Contact: +33 4 91 55 25 51

Prado seaside park

Site labeled Tourisme et Handicap.

Open from early June to late August.
Eight “Tiralos”, so-called amphibious vehicles, are available for people with severe disabilities to reach the water and enjoy the swim.
Another Handi-plage facility, like the one at Prado Nord, is also set up on the Pointe Rouge site.
People with disabilities can benefit from individual assistance from attendants present throughout the summer.

On Prado Nord beach next to lifeguard station no. 4:
From July to August: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm
The site is equipped with showers, toilets, changing rooms, medical bed and patient lift.
Information +33 4 91 55 92 44 /
Reservation: +33 6 32 28 93 99 /

On the Pointe Rouge site:
In July and August (7 days a week): from 10:15am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:45pm
Available 4 seahorses, beach wheelchairs, for people who can swim independently.
Information: +33 4 91 55 92 44 /
Without reservation – Free

Orange Velodrome Stadium

For meetings, please visit the Handi Fan Club OM website or contact them on +33 6 21 72 02 75

Vélodrome stadium tours are organized during school vacations.

Port Antique - Jardin des Vestiges, Marseille History Museum

The Port Antique site (named Jardin des vestiges when it opened to the public in 1983) presents the results of the first major urban archaeological excavations carried out in France. The remains, revealed in 1967 on the construction site of the Centre Bourse, are major historical witnesses. The site is structured around the Roman road, the Greek ramparts and near the Ancient Port, where the world’s largest visible shipwreck was discovered.
This Roman road, lined with funerary monuments, enters the city through a monumental entrance. The entrance is via the Musée d’Histoire, inside the Centre Bourse.

Contact: +33 4 91 55 36 00

E.M. Heckel Botanical Garden

In order to adapt the space and open it up to a wider public, the botanical collections are enhanced by associating garden and landscape art through remarkable thematic arrangements. The public can now discover over 3,000 plant species from all five continents, spread over 1.5 ha. The botanical garden has been equipped with QR code (flash code) terminals since 2016.

Contact: +33 4 91 55 25 05