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Monuments and emblematic places… Discover all the unmissable sites to visit in Marseille to organise your discovery trip!

SAINT-VICTOR ABBEY • VESTIGE OF MARSEILLE’S HISTORY

Saint Victor's Abbey is one of the places not to be missed in Marseille. A visit to this building and its crypts plunges you into the city's religious past and offers a breathtaking view of the Old Port.

NOTRE-DAME DE LA GARDE • EMBLEM OF MARSEILLE

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde is the city's emblem, the religious building that has shaped the landscape of Marseille. Located at the top of the hill near the Old Port, it dominates the whole city and offers an exceptional view. It is considered to watch over the city and the fishermen.

CORNICHE J.F. KENNEDY • WALK ALONG THE SEAFRONT

Popular with locals and tourists alike, the Corniche offers a spectacular view of the sea, the Frioul Islands, the Château d'If, the Vallon des Auffes, villas such as the Villa Valmer or the Villa de Gaby Deslys, or the famous David which ends the avenue to the south.

VALLON DES AUFFES • AUTHENTIC PORT OF MARSEILLE

The Vallon des Auffes is a small traditional fishing port where the authenticity of Marseille has been preserved. Located just off the Corniche Kennedy, between the Catalan beach and the Malmousque bay, it is one of the places not to be missed during a visit to Marseille.

PALAIS DU PHARO • NAPOLEONIC RESIDENCE

Destined to become an imperial residence, the Palais du Pharo, a magnificent Napoleonic building, is worth a visit, as much for its architecture as for its park, which offers an incredible view of the Vieux-Port and the north coast of Marseille.

LA CRIÉE • NATIONAL THEATRE OF MARSEILLE

La Criée, the emblematic theatre of the city of Marseille, has stood proudly since 1909 at the end of the Rive Neuve quay on the Vieux-Port. Before having a cultural vocation, the establishment was for several decades a market where fish was sold wholesale and "à la criée".

MARSEILLE CITY HALL • HISTORIC MONUMENT

The Marseille City Hall, located on the Quai du Port in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille, is a 17th century building which houses the office of the Mayor of Marseille. Classified as a Historic Monument in 1948, the Town Hall is a must-see during your stay in Marseille.
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