On a visit to Marseille you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Marseille. These places are what Marseille is all about. These must see places in Marseille will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Rue Fort du Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
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 sac...
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Place Saint-Victor, 13007 Marseille, France
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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...
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Rue du Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille 7e arrondissement, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 j...
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Embarcadère Frioul If, 1 Quai de la Fraternité, 13001 Marseille, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 ...
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Quai du Port, Marseille
To add to the already huge list of horrendous deeds done by the Nazis, is the destruction and blowing up of the original Old Port and most of the historic town here. The ancient Greeks saw the potential of this place in 600 BC and thus Marseille was born, serving as a rich and prosperous trading port for many centuries. It just kept on growing till...
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7 Prom. Robert Laffont, 13002 Marseille, France
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
In 2013, Marseille was declared the Europe Capital of culture. To live up to that name, the city opened this museum. Its two floors of exhibits focus on comparing Mediterranean culture with European culture and how the two have shaped each other making it the only museum of its kind in the world. The museum takes you straight from antiquity to mode...
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Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
08:30 am - 06:30 pm
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 sixt...
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Boulevard Jardin Zoologique, 13004 Marseille, France
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 p...
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One of the two pretty hillside towns here (the other is Plan Cuques), Allauch is all about its countryside charm. 14 kilometers from Marseille, it’s a great place to simply walk around and take in the sites. There’s a small museum you can check out too. But the true attraction of this place is the plethora of cultural festivals and cele...