guided tours in Marseille

Experience the History and Culture of Marseille
with a Passionate Local Tour Guide

Are you ready to explore Marseille, one of France’s oldest and most enchanting cities? As your local tour guide, I invite you to join me for an array of guided tours in Marseille, each rich in history and brimming with cultural insights.

Choose from a variety of guided tours that cater to your interests. Whether it’s a classic tour through Marseille’s historic districts like Le Panier, Endoume, and Mazargues, or thematic guided tours like “Cinematic Marseille” or “Literature in La Treille,” inspired by the works of Marcel Pagnol,I’m sure you’ll have a memorable experience.

For art enthusiasts, Marseille offers an array of attractions. With a local tour guide, explore the impressionist neighborhood of Estaque or Cours Julien to immerse yourself in the city’s dynamic urban art scene. Not to be missed are iconic landmarks such as the Palais Longchamp, the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, and the Mucem, each offering a unique glimpse into the city’s artistic heritage.

Marseille city tour

Visit the essentials of Marseille, the oldest city in France. This tour of Marseille begins at the Vieux-Port, to explore the picturesque fish market. Then the tour guide will take you to the majestic Palais Longchamp and the modern Euromed neighborhood, explaining everything about the diversity of Marseille. During this tour of Marseille, you will travel along the Corniche, one of the most picturesque coastal roads in France, where you can appreciate fishing ports and stunning mansions, as well as spectacular views over the Frioul Islands and the Château d’If. The “grand finale” is the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, with panoramic views over the city.

Marseille food tour

Discover the flavors of Marseille in a captivating food tour. After passing through the fish market of the Old Port, you follow the tour guide to Noailles, a cosmopolitan neighborhood in Marseille. There, you will explore global culinary specialties and taste the famous Marseille chocolate. Continuing, you head to the Opera district, the city’s new trendy spot. You will savor Mediterranean and Provençal specialties, including panisse, goat cheese, olive oil, Provençal stew, and aioli. The visit culminates on a sunny terrace, perfect for enjoying a pastis, the iconic anise-flavored drink of Provence.

This food tour, a unique and sensory experience, reveals the flavors and traditions of Marseille and Provence. Book your food tour now and prepare for an unforgettable culinary journey!

Visit of Le Panier, the historic district

Explore the charm of Marseille’s historic Le Panier district with a local guide. Begin at the elegant Place Sadi Carnot, marveling at its Haussmannian architecture, before start your journey to the majestic Cathedral La Major. Follow the tour guide through the Panier’s narrow, vibrant streets, brimming with artisan shops, art galleries, and quaint cafes that embody the spirit of local life. Your tour guide will also lead you to Vieille Charité, a former hospice now a cultural center. This tour offers a unique glimpse into the ancient history, lively culture, and architectural splendor nestled in the heart of Marseille. 

Visita do Cours Julien, street-art

Embark on a vibrant journey through Marseille’s street art scene with this guided tour of the Cours Julien. Starting with a historical introduction at the Notre Dame du Mont church, your tour guide will lead you through the lively streets of this French urban art hub. Discover walls transformed into colorful canvases, showcasing the creativity and energy of local and international artists. The Cours Julien, with its dynamic artistic atmosphere, is a must-visit for anyone keen to explore the contemporary cultural pulse of Marseille.

Follow the guide on a creative and colorful walk through the hidden streets of Cours Julien.

Modern art tour, l’Estaque

Discover the birthplace of Cubism in Marseille’s picturesque fishing village, L’Estaque. This guided tour unveils its rich history and stunning landscapes that captivated 19th-century painters, marking it as a cradle of modern art. Wander through L’Estaque’s charming streets lined with a blend of luxurious homes and modest worker residences, reflecting its diverse cultural heritage. Known for its artistic significance and industrial past, L’Estaque offers more than just scenic beauty; it’s a serene spot brimming with stories, providing a unique window into Marseille’s rich cultural and artistic legacy.

Cinematic and Literary Tour, La Treille

Follow the guide on this visit to La Treille, a charming Provençal village nestled in the hills of Marseille. The walk begins in front of the cemetery where Marcel Pagnol, the celebrated writer and filmmaker who immortalized this place in his works, rests. Admire the village square, adorned with the Manon fountain, the Saint Dominique church, and visit La Treille’s only restaurant. The tour guide will take you to contemplate the landscapes that marked Marcel Pagnol’s childhood and inspired his novels and films. You will see Garlaban, Taomé, and the Saint Esprit bars, settings of the movie “Regain”.

La Treille offers a delightful blend of city and nature, steeped in the history, literature, and cinematic legacy of Marcel Pagnol.

Marseille's Cinema Tour

Dive into a unique cinematic exploration in Marseille with this guided tour. With a digital tablet, the guide takes you through the city’s emblematic streets, revealing its fascinating history through cinema. Marseille’s connection to the seventh art dates back to 1895 with the Lumière brothers, and since then, the city has been the setting for many memorable films.

During the tour, you will watch excerpts from these films at their actual filming locations, providing an immersive experience and a unique perspective on Marseille’s cinematic history. This experience unveils a captivating side of the city, illustrating how Marseille has been showcasing its cinematic potential, enriched by the talent of directors, its luminous landscapes, and its vibrant history.

Don't miss the opportunity to discover the wonders of Marseille with a guided tour. Book your spot with a professional tour guide now and embark on an unforgettable adventure in one of France's most captivating cities.