Type of Tour: Scenery tour
Duration: 4 hours or 8 hours
Daily. from Avignon or Aix en Provence
Private English-speaking tour guide + vehicle included
Chateau d’If: 10,80 euros/person
Tour can be combined with a visit of Aix en Provence or Cassis
Lunch: possibility to book a restaurant to taste the famous bouillabaisse
Tour highlights: “The Panier” known as the oldest French district; The old harbor; The Fort Saint John; The MUCEM (the Modern Art Museum); The Cathedral The Major; The Old Docks; Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde ( Patron Saint of Marseille overlooking the entire city and the Mediterranean with the Chateau d’If (prison of the Count of Monte Cristo)
Perched on the Mediterranean coast, Marseille is France’s second largest city and the oldest founded by the Phoenicians in 600 BC. Today the city is a vibrant cultural melting pot where the new and the old coexists harmoniously. Discover its old port and the city’s oldest district with “The Panier”; Its modern architecture of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) and stunning views from the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.
Enjoy a cruise to the Chateau d’If Located 3.5km west of the Vieux Port, this island fortress-prison was immortalised in Alexandre Dumas’ classic 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
This tour can be combined with a visit of the charming little town Cassis, from where you can have a special boat tour in the famous Calanques or a wine tasting.