City Guide - Places

Publié le August 10, 2021

The Morgiou cove


How can you not be seduced by the diversity of Marseille's landscapes? Take advantage of your stay to discover the incredible Calanques Park. The Morgiou cove is accessible from Luminy or Les Baumettes after a short hour's walk

Monkey Bay


The bay owes its name to its history: formerly a place of smuggling, local children had to remain “mute like monkeys”. Located at the end of the town, the Baie des Singes offers an idyllic setting for nature lovers: clear water, a rocky landscape and lovely hikes. Bring a mask and a snorkel to appreciate its seabed.

Les Goudes


A true village within the city, this fishing village is located at the end of Marseille. Originally a small port and industrial site, this district has managed to keep its authenticity and its “dolce vita” spirit over the years, perpetuated by the inhabitants. Its quiet streets are ideal for walks or bike rides. A few steps from the village of Goudes, are the Baie des Singes and Callelongue: perfect spots for swimming.

The Longchamp Palace


A single glance is enough for the magic of the place to work: its masterful architecture and its spectacular fountain make it an unmissable place in the Marseille city. After a pleasant walk in its shaded park, you can visit the Natural History and Fine Arts museums housed in the palace. Did you know ? Just like the Fer à Cheval soap factory, the Palais Longchamp is classified as a historic monument.

The center of the old Charité


La Vieille Charité, in the heart of the Panier district, was successively a place of welcome for the most deprived, a hospice then social housing. It was in 1961 that the city of Marseille began its renovation. Today it houses several multicultural structures: the Museum of Mediterranean Archeology, the Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian Arts (MAAOA), temporary exhibitions and a cinema, Le Miroir.

The Vallon des Auffes


An emblematic site of Marseille, the Auffes valley is home to a fishing port which seems to have stood still in time. Located on the corniche, between two cliffs, you will enjoy having a drink or sharing a meal with friends or family in the restaurants it houses. Hidden behind the viaduct, a natural swimming pool will allow you to cool off on beautiful sunny days.



To discover the oldest district of Marseille, there is nothing better than getting lost in its narrow and colorful streets. In the city center, this district seems to have stood still in time, and yet! These dreamlike alleys are distinguished by their vegetation and street art. You will find restaurants, cafes, artists' studios and small Marseille shops.

Old Port


Historic and emblematic heart of Marseille, the old Port, its boats, restaurants and bars attract tourists and Marseille residents all year round. This summer, you will be able to discover the Old Port even more as one of its quays becomes pedestrian, lively and green. Until September 30, find a local producers' market from Thursday to Sunday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For further


Thanks to Rogério Da Silva, guide lecturer in Marseille and Provence for his magnificent photos. To visit the Marseille city, go to its website: Marseille Guided Tour. Find him on Instagram: @roger.tourguide and @marseille.visiteguidee

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