Marseille, a city in transformation with huge appeal!
The old port city of Marseille, in the south of France, is the country’s second largest and although it exudes centuries-worth of history and maritime culture, it is as much its recent resurgence from being a much maligned and somewhat negated city to a modern, confident metropolis that makes Marseille a fascinating place to discover.
Named European Capital of Culture only a few short years ago (in 2013), Marseille is fast growing out of its old reputation as a rough spot. Although it still retains its element of urban grittiness, this adds an edge to a city in transition – something which, when explored beside ancient history & stories, vast heritage & rich culture, makes for a thoroughly intriguing Freetour.com free walking tour.
With your local guide, you’ll mingle with fishmongers among medieval monuments in Vieux-Port at the foot of the oldest neighbourhood of Marseille, Le Panier, before setting out to take in remarkable sights like the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Place des Moulins, Pierre Puget’s park, St. Victor’s Abbey and so much more. There’s a plethora of museums, shops, restaurants, cafes & coffee house to spend time in, and if you fancy something a little stronger than coffee, you can also take a tour of local microbreweries, and enjoy unique local beers, before diving into the buzzing Marseille nightlife– for a unique & enjoyable city break, you could do a lot worse than this dynamic, exciting city.