Family and Kids in Marseille

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Marseille? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Marseille, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Marseille.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Marseille for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Notre Dame De La Garde

    Family and Kids

    Seen from above, Marseilles is a sea of terracotta roofs and that’s exactly the view you get from here, where a medieval fort once stood. It’s made up of a Romanesque style lower church and a Neo- Byzantine upper church. It’s set on the most prominent site in the city, on a hill south of Old Port. So, that is why this place so sacred to the people of Marseilles. The gold-leaf...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Parc National Des Calanques

    National Park

    This National Park is basically a treasure chest of some of the best features of the Mediterranean Coast. It is spread over a huge area covering the mountain range stretching from Marseille to Cassis. But the majority of the park stretches out into the Mediterranean. Here's a quick break down of what to expect: Soubeyranes cliffs: These are some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and the view...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Fort Saint-jean

    Family and Kids

    Located at the entrance to the Old Port this massive museum, dedicated entirely to the history and culture and impact of the Mediterranean, has three major sections. Only two of them are at this location. These are the J4 building and the For Saint Jean. The third building, Centre de Conservation et de Ressources in the Belle de Mai neighbourhood, merely stores the museum’s collections i...Read more
  4. Amazing Marseille attraction for kids
    Abbey Of Saint Victor

    Family and Kids

    After the Notre Dame, this will not feel comfortable – the church has obviously seen great damage. And yet, there is beauty in its wounds – the still standing church is made greater by its resilience to destruction. At first there was a quarry here, followed by a Hellenistic and then Christian burial site. When the Romans murdered Saint Victor on this spot in the 4th century AD, it...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Calanque De Sormiou

    Beach

    The Calanque De Sormiou is one of the largest and most beautiful calanques in the region, made all the more attractive by its sandy and cabana lined beach. A calanque is basically a small, restricted inlet on the coast, especially found in the Mediterranean area. Bring your snorkeling gear, for the brilliant and jewel-like waters have a lot of marine wildlife to enjoy. The beach can be decepti...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Marseille
    Vallon Des Auffes

    Family and Kids

    The selling point of this place is pure seaside fisherman atmosphere – an age-old charm that just doesn’t quit! Lots of colourful little houses framing the sight of colourful little boats. There’s literally nothing to do here but walk leisurely and take in the sights that seem to be stuck in time. Keep your cameras ready and you just might be able to take some really nice can...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Stade Velodrome

    Family and Kids

    This huge stadium was built in the 1930s, particularly for hosting the 1938 World Cup. It has a seating capacity for almost 70,000 people. Though indoor cycling and running events used to be held here once upon a time, now it is used almost exclusively for football. The Office of Tourism and Congress of Marseille organises guided tours of the stadium that will take you to usually off-limits are...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    La Panier

    Family and Kids

    Panier means basket, and there could not be a better name for this place. This is where Marseille was truly born in 600 BC with the coming of the Greeks. The millennia saw many more cultures come in, at first from Italy, and more recently from Africa, South America, Vietnam and Madagascar–an influx of traders in the Modern Period that made the city rich beyond all wildest dreams. It was ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Cathedrale De La Major

    Family and Kids

    It’s just a really big, really impressive looking cathedral. The building you see today was built on the remains of a smaller 12th century Romanesque cathedral of which only the choir and a bay of nave remain. Even before that there was a 5th century church on the spot. The current cathedral is Byzantine-Roman in style and it’s the sixth largest cathedral in the world. Upto 3000 peo...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    La Corniche

    Family and Kids

    Simple natural pleasures are the best possible pleasures in life. The Corniche is a 5 km long stretch of road (3km of which is named in honour of JFK) that ambles alongside the pristine Mediterranean. As you drink in the beautiful sights of the Iles du Frioul, 19th century villas and the Prado Beaches, the world will melt away, leaving you with your thoughts, the beautiful sky, regal water and ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Musee D'histoire De Marseille

    Family and Kids

    In 1967, while digging to build a shopping centre in Marseille, the city uncovered a major archaeological heritage. The museum was built at first to house these and then to tell the story of Marseille exclusively. Apart from the archaeological findings (which include the hull of a 2nd century ship), there are 12 major exhibitions that cover: Prehistory and Antiquity Early Christianity Pottery ...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Palais Du Pharo

    Family and Kids

    When Prince-President Louis-Napoleon visited Marseille in 1852, he said liked the city a lot and wouldn’t mind staying. Eager to please its illustrious guest, the city gave the prince the Pharo headland where he went ahead and built this beautiful palace. And that was that, because he never even stayed there. The Empress later gave the place back to the city. Today it’s used as a co...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Palaisand Parc Longchamp

    Park

    This grand Marseille monument houses two institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Natural History Museum. It also hosts a botanical garden. The garden used to be a zoo in the 19th century, and buildings from that time still survive. There are many places to picnic and a number of playgrounds. The people of the city frequently escape to this park for some respite from the summer heat. ...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Chateau D'if

    Family and Kids

    It’s not the only prison of its kind in the world (Cannes has it’s Lerin Islands), but it’s the only one that Edmond Dantes of Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned in. The island is a heavily fortified prison with steep cliffs adorned by gun platform – an escape proof prison that no invading navy ever took. You know what? Looks are deceptive &ndash...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Housing Unit

    Family and Kids

    This apartment building was built after the second world war in response to the housing shortage in France. A large building was needed and quickly. Architect Jean-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris said Le Corbusie designed for the city a building the proportions of which were based on Modulor principles - associations to human morphology, the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence. The result was...Read more