French Tour Guides, Marseille Guided Tours

During your stay in Marseille, follow your tour guide to explore, smell, touch and taste the best the city has to offer. New itineraries to discover by joining in one of the six unmissable guided tours to do in the Phocaean city.




The Old Port & the Panier in Segway

Marseille Segway

Jump on your Segway and discover the origins of Marseille during a tour around the Old Port and inside the Panier neighborhood; the historic heart of Marseille. Explore the most beautiful heritage sites of Marseille in a small group with your guide-lecturer. Thanks to the Segway, you will travel throughout the historic center without getting tired and you won’t miss any of the many sites, monuments and viewpoints that abound in the Phocaean city such as the garden with the vestiges of the original port , the Saint Laurent church, the Cathedral and the Old Charity building.

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Marseille South Bank & Saint Victor Abbey

Visite Guidée Saint Victor

Join your guide-lecturer Quai des Belges, under the Ombrière (the giant mirror shelter), to start your journey towards the Cours d’Estienne d’Orves and the famous Place aux Huiles. This square was once a port where barrels of oil were unloaded. Up to 8,000 galley slaves were piled up here in the Middle Ages. Continue to Saint-Victor Abbey, where your guide opens the doors to the crypt. According to legend, Saint Mary Magdalene would have lived here. End your visit in the gardens of the Palais du Pharo for a dive into the time of Napoleon III and the most beautiful view over the Old Port.

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The Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde

Visiter Notre Dame de la Garde

From the top of the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, all of Marseille is at your feet. A unique 360-degree panorama that allows the visitor to understand the city of Marseille as a whole, from its origins to its latest transformations. Also explore every corner of the most famous and emblematic monument of the city, the “Bonne Mère” (« Good Mother » as the Marseillais call it), in search of its secrets of history from the Greek Antiquity until the Second World War with your guide-lecturer.

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The path of the painters of l’Estaque

Visite Guidée L'Estaque

Between 1870 and 1910, the Estaque, neighborhood in Marseille, was one of the birthplaces of modern painting. Cézanne, Braque, Derain, Dufy, Monticelli, Renoir have immortalized this bright and colorful village on their paintings. This district, where the mansions rub shoulders with the small traditional houses of the workers, has changed a lot since this flourishing artistic period but we still find the same sites so dear to painters. Follow your guide-lecturer to understand the fascination of artists for this charming and picturesque port which offers an exceptional view over the entire Gulf of Marseille.

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Marseille by the sea

Visite Marseille

Endoume, the Vallon des Auffes, Malmousque, the Counterfeit Money, Maldormé and the Valley of Silence are small Marseille neighborhoods looking like fishing villages, where time does not pass at the same rate as in the rest of the city . Follow your guide-lecturer along the Gulf of Marseille to meet the fishermen, explorers, gangsters and prisoners who made the history of Marseille and created its legends like that of the Count of Monte Cristo.

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All about Marseille

Visite Marseille

Go for a day exploring Marseille using public transport. An eco-responsible visit lasting a total of 6 hours with your guide-lecturer to learn all about Marseille. The day begins with a panoramic tram ride from the Joliette square to the Palais Longchamp. The lunch break is free and takes place by the Old Port with recommendations from your guide. In the afternoon you take the bus to explore the castles along the Corniche Kennedy and the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica.

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