Welcome to Marseillethe Cité Phocéenne

I don’t know about you, but I can already hear the cicadas singing just from reading the title of the article.

We all agree, Marseille is sun, cicadas, creeks and a lilting accent!

So we thought, what if we shared our favorite little spots with you, as friends ?

Visit the calanquesbeaches and nature

Let’s face it, we start with the part we like best. But once you’ve read what we’ve got in store for you, we dare you to disagree with us ?

If we tell you, ” calanque d’En Vau”, “calanque de Porpin”, “Plage de la Pointe Rouge “, what do you imagine? Breathtaking landscapes? Turquoise water? Fun and relaxation?

Well, you’re absolutely right! The Marseilles coastline is a real jewel!

So it’s true that to be able to bask on the beaches of some of the calanques you’ll first have to do a bit of walking, but honestly, when you come face to face with this kind of scenery, all is forgotten!

Of course, if you’re a keen water sports enthusiast, you’ll find everything you could possibly want! From towed buoys to paddles and canoes!

And last but not least, because we’re also thinking of those who prefer to admire the scenery on foot. There are many hiking trails around Marseille.

One of our favorites is the hike from Sugiton cove to Morgiou cove. We also recommend hikes to the Pointe du Belvédère or the Tour de Pomèguet.


But of course Marseille isn’t all beaches and calanques. We agree with you. There’s more to discover.

And why not take a trip to the Mucem, Marseille’s leading museum. As a must, of course, you can walk (for the bravest) from the Vieux Port to Notre Dame de la Garde. The view is exceptional. Between land and sea, this is truly one of Marseille’s most beautiful spots.

Finally, if you have the time, we recommend a visit to Cassis. It’s a small town 20km from Marseille. Of course the beaches are heavenly, but they’re not the only ones!
Take a stroll down its steep, narrow streets and enjoy an ice cream on the harbor! It really is the best way to discover this little town ?

And let’s not forget the markets! The Criée fish market is quite remarkable! It’s authentic and smells fresh! (fish). The Prado market is less selective, and you’ll find everything you need to cook great vacation dishes!

Good addressesfor refreshments.

Would you like to eat a real fish soup or a good bouillabaisse? You’ve come to the right place!

There’s no shortage of restaurants in Marseilles, and you’re bound to find something to suit your taste. The big advantage is that you can get away from the cliché of seaside equals seafood. Here you’ll find all kinds of restaurants, each with their own speciality.
The Miramar comes to mind for seafood lovers.

A table au sud offers fine gourmet food, while La Fabrique is more focused on meat and fish. Like we said, there’s something for everyone! ?

Convinced by this article? Want to find out for yourself? Go for it!
And don’t hesitate to give us your feedback on your stay and share your good addresses with us.
At StyQR, we’re always curious to discover new things.

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