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15€ / adult person
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14 stops
AUDIOGUIDE
8 languages
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Marseille City Tour Red Line Get on board our double-decker buses for a unique exploration of Marseille

Discover the ancestral monuments of Marseille that make up the city's emblems.
Visit the historic heart and the unmissable places that make up Marseille's original wealth.

All the secrets of the city will be revealed to you thanks to the quality audioguide offered on board our tourist buses.

Come and overlook the whole city from its highest point: our open-air buses will take you up to the roof of Marseille where you can visit the famous "Bonne Mère".

Discover the city as the people of Marseille know it, full of richness and authenticity.
  • INFORMATION & MAP
  • CIRCUIT & STOPS
  • PICTURES TOUR
  • REVIEWS
DEPARTURE LOCATION
Stop n°1: Vieux-Port / Hôtel de Ville (76 Quai du Port - 13002 Marseille)
PRICES
ADULT : 15€ CHILD (from 4 to 13 years old) : 5€ BABY (0 to 3 years old) : Free
MUST-SEE STOPS
Stop n°5 • Vallon des Auffes A small traditional fishing port in the Endoume district, the Vallon des Auffes is one of Marseille's most popular fishing spots. Stop n°6 • La Corniche From the Corniche Kennedy, the longest walk in the world, you can contemplate a wonderful landscape on the Mediterranean and its islands Stop n°7 • Notre-Dame de la Garde Notre-Dame de la Garde, nicknamed "The Good Mother", is an emblematic figure of the city. You can admire a breathtaking panorama that offers a 360-degree view of the entire city and the sea that surrounds it. Stop n°10 • La Canebière Today an essential address of the Phocaean city, La Canebière is the famous avenue that links the Old Port to the Church of the Reformed on 1km transformed into a shopping area, you will find, at La Joliette, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe by the sea with more than 171 shops. Stop n°13 • Les Docks / Les Terrasses du Port Today transformed into a shopping zone, you will find, at La Joliette, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe by the sea with more than 171 stores.
HIGHLIGHTS
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Stop n°1:
VIEUX-PORT /
HÔTEL DE VILLE

Our starting point is located in the Vieux-Port, in the City Hall district bordered by the sea. You will find restaurants and shops, as well as the opportunity to take a gourmet break with an exceptional view of the Vieux-Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde.
Bus Stop
76 Quai du Port
13002 Marseille

Stop n°2:
LA CRIÉE

La Criée, National Theatre of Marseille, was once the place where fish was sold in the Vieux-Port of Marseille. Around, you can enjoy the bars/pubs that animate the Port during the day and in the evening.
Bus Stop
15 Quai de Rive-Neuve
13001 Marseille

Stop n°3:
PHARO /
FORT SAINT-NICOLAS

Intended to become Napoleon III’s residence in Marseille in the 19th century, the Pharo’s palace now belongs to the city and is a venue for congresses and various events. Exceptional panorama with a view of the entrance to the Vieux-Port.
Bus Stop
32 Boulevard Charles Livon
13007 Marseille

Stop n°4:
PLAGE DES CATALANS

The Catalans district has a well-known white sandy beach that is located in the immediate vicinity of downtown Marseille. Its name, which dates back to the 17th century, is due to the arrival of a group of Catalan fishermen.
Bus Stop
6 Rue des Catalans
13007 Marseille

Stop n°5:
VALLON DES AUFFES

A small traditional fishing port in the Endoume district, the Vallon des Auffes is one of Marseille’s most popular fishing spots. With its fishermen’s huts and small fishing boats, this port also hides some gastronomic treasures where you can taste the famous Bouillabaisse de Marseille.
Bus Stop
169 Corniche John Fitzgerald Kennedy
13007 Marseille

Stop n°6:
ORIOL / CORNICHE

The Corniche Kennedy, has the longest promenade in the world measuring almost 3km along the sea from the Catalans to the beaches of Prado. It was named in 1963 in honour of US President John-Fitzgerald-Kennedy who was assassinated that same year. You can contemplate a wonderful landscape on the Mediterranean and its islands.
Bus Stop
281 Chemin du Vallon de l’Oriol
13007 Marseille

Stop n°7:
NOTRE-DAME DE LA GARDE

Notre-Dame de la Garde, emblematic figure of the city, is also nicknamed “The Good Mother“ by its inhabitants because it is said to look after sailors, fishermen and all the people of Marseilles. From the top of the hill, you can admire a breathtaking panorama that offers a 360-degree view of the entire city and the sea that surrounds it.
Bus Stop
17 Place du Colonel Édon
13006 Marseille

Stop n°8:
SAINT-VICTOR ABBEY

Founded in the 5th century, the Abbey of Saint-Victor is one of the oldest and most emblematic of the Phocaean city. Registered in the register of historical monuments in 1840, you can visit this treasure and its magnificent crypts…
Bus Stop
122 Boulevard de la Corderie
13007 Marseille

Stop n°9:
PLACE AUX HUILES /
COURS ESTIENNE D’ORVES

Famous tourist pedestrian square of Marseille in the heart of the Arcenaux district and a stone’s throw from the Vieux-Port of Marseille, this square bears the name of the French naval officer, hero of the Second World War, Honoré d’Estienne d’Orves. An inevitable place for shopping enthusiasts, there are also many bars, restaurants and café terraces to enjoy the Marseille sun.
Bus Stop
1 Place aux Huiles
13001 Marseille

Stop n°10:
VIEUX-PORT / CANEBIÈRE

An essential address in Marseille, La Canebière is the famous avenue that links the Vieux-Port to the Reformed Church for 1km. On both sides of the Canebière, all kinds of shops are available, ideal for shopping or having a coffee.
Bus Stop
25 Quai des Belges
13001 Marseille

Stop n°11:
CAPITAINERIE

In a fishing or commercial port, the Harbour Master’s Office is the official residence of the port officers. At this stop, you can enjoy a view of the entire Vieux-Port and lunch in one of the restaurants offering a cuisine between land and sea in a modern setting.
Bus Stop
Angle Quai du Port /
Avenue Saint-Jean
13002 Marseille

Stop n°12:
LA MAJOR / LE PANIER

The Major district, of the same name as the famous cathedral adorning the central square, is one of the symbols of Marseille. Built between 1852 and 1893, it was the first building in Marseille that sailors saw when they arrived. At its feet, the recently renovated vaults have now become the headquarters of the trendy people of Marseille thanks to its trendy bars and restaurants.
Bus Stop
Angle Avenue Robert Schuman /
Rue Antoine Becker
13002 Marseille

Stop n°13:
JOLIETTE / LES DOCKS /
LES TERRASSES DU PORT

La Joliette is a district of the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille located north of the Vieux-Port and the Panier district. Nowadays it has been transformed into a commercial zone, in which offices, restaurants and shops are mixed. You will find one of the largest shopping centres in Europe by the sea with more than 171 stores.
Bus Stop
10 Place de la Joliette
13002 Marseille

Stop n°14:
MUCEM / FORT SAINT-JEAN

MuCem, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, opened its doors in 2013, during which Marseille was the European Capital of Culture. Floating between the sky and the water at the entrance to the Vieux-Port, it was built by the renowned architect Rudy Ricciotti and is now one of the main monuments to visit in Marseille. By taking the two footbridges that connect MuCem to Fort Saint-Jean, a former military fort, you can stroll through the alleys and botanical walks that this historic monument offers as well as enjoy the exceptional panoramic view of the Vieux-Port and the sea.
Bus Stop
998 Avenue Vaudoyer
13002 Marseille
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3 emblematic places in Marseille on the red circuit

Take advantage of a stopover in Marseille to discover the wonders of the city.

Your first stop can be the charming and authentic port of the Vallon des Auffes. Get off at stop 5 to admire its breathtaking beauty!

No meaningful trip to Marseille will be possible without a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de la Garde, which you will find at stop 7. You will have a magnificent view of the “Good Mother” from our open-air buses.

And finally, if you don’t have enough time, you will absolutely have to go to La Major Cathedral. Get off at stop 12 to admire the architecture of the building, it’s a must!

Le Vallon des Auffes: A port with an authentic charm

Caught between two cliffs, resolutely facing the sea, the Vallon des Auffes offers the image of a time that would have stopped at the time of Marcel Pagnol. It is one of the most emblematic places in Marseille.

Unique, authentic, picturesque site, adjectives do not miss this small haven of peace so close and so far from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It is here that you will find one of the most beautiful settings to eat in a restaurant in Marseille.

Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica: the one you can see all over Marseille

A true emblem of the Phocaean City, it proudly dominates the city and its inhabitants. Notre-Dame de la Garde or “La Bonne Mère” is 157 meters high, and has a breathtaking view of all of Marseille. With a rich history, the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica is a must for anyone wishing to discover Marseille…

The Cathedral of St. Mary Major known as “The Major”

An essential historical monument to visit, the Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure, called Cathedral of La Major by the people of Marseilles, is the Master of the place visible from the quays that illuminates our eyes and arouses our inner curiosity. Bright in its architecture and rich in history, it stands like a peak near the Joliette district and a few metres from the MUCEM or Fort Saint-Jean.

It is one of Marseille’s emblems because the Cathedral of the Major is unique and represents all the power of the city. It is the ideal place to pray in Marseille.

RED LINE CIRCUIT

STOP N°1

VIEUX-PORT / HÔTEL DE VILLE

Our starting point is located in the Vieux-Port, in the city hall district bordering the sea. You will find restaurants and shops, as well as the opportunity to take a gourmet break with an exceptional view of the Vieux-Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde.

STOP N°2

LA CRIÉE

Now the National Theatre of Marseille, La Criée was once the place where fish was sold in the Vieux-Port of Marseille. Around, you can enjoy the bars/pubs that animate the Port during the day and in the evening.

STOP N°3

PALAIS DU PHARO / FORT SAINT-NICOLAS

Intended to become Napoleon III’s residence in Marseille in the 19th century, the Pharo’s palace now belongs to the city and is a venue for congresses and various events. Exceptional panorama with a view of the entrance to the Vieux-Port.

STOP N°4

PLAGE DES CATALANS

The Catalans district has a very famous white sand beach which is located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre of Marseille. Its name, which dates back to the 17th century, is due to the arrival of a group of Catalan fishermen.

STOP N°5

VALLON DES AUFFES

A small traditional fishing port in the Endoume district, the Vallon des Auffes is one of Marseille’s must-see places. With its fishermen’s huts and small fishing boats, this port also conceals some gastronomic treasures where you can taste the famous Bouillabaisse de Marseille.

STOP N°6

VALLON DE L’ORIOL / CORNICHE

The Corniche Kennedy, has the longest promenade in the world measuring almost 3km along the sea from the Catalans to the Prado beaches. It was named in 1963 in homage to the President of the United States John-Fitzgerald-Kennedy who was assassinated that same year. You will be able to contemplate a marvellous landscape on the Mediterranean and its islands.

STOP N°7

NOTRE-DAME DE LA GARDE

Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, an emblematic figure of the city is also nicknamed “The Good Mother” by its inhabitants because it is said that she watches over the sailors, fishermen and all the people of Marseille. From the top of the hill, you can admire a breathtaking panorama that offers a 360-degree view of the entire city and the sea that borders it.

STOP N°8

ABBAYE SAINT-VICTOR

Founded in the 5th century, the Abbey of Saint-Victor is one of the oldest and most emblematic of the Phocaean city. Inscribed in the register of historical monuments in 1840, you can visit this treasure and its magnificent crypts…

STOP N°9

PLACE AUX HUILES / COURS D’ESTIENNE D’ORVES

Famous tourist pedestrian square of Marseille in the heart of the Arcenaux district and a stone’s throw from the Old Port of Marseille, this square bears the name of the French naval officer, hero of the Second World War, Honoré d’Estienne d’Orves.

STOP N°10

VIEUX-PORT / CANEBIÈRE / OMBRIÈRE

Canebière is the famous avenue that connects the Old Port to the Reformed Church on 1km. On either side of the Canebière, all sorts of shops are arranged, ideal for shopping or having a coffee.

STOP N°11

CAPITAINERIE

In a fishing or commercial port, the Harbour Master’s Office is the official residence of the harbour officers. At this stop, you can enjoy a view of the entire Old Port and have lunch in one of the restaurants offering a cuisine between land and sea in a modern setting.

STOP N°12

LA MAJOR / LE PANIER

The district of La Major, named after the famous cathedral adorning the central square, is one of the symbols of Marseille. Built between 1852 and 1893, it is the first building in Marseille that sailors see on their arrival. At its feet, the recently renovated vaults have now become the headquarters of the trendy Marseilles inhabitants, thanks to its trendy bars and restaurants.

STOP N°13

JOLIETTE / LES DOCKS / LES TERRASSES DU PORT

La Joliette is a district of the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille located north of the Old Port and the Panier. Today transformed into a commercial area, where offices, restaurants and shops mingle. You will find one of the largest shopping malls in Europe on the seafront with more than 171 shops.

STOP N°14

MUCEM / FORT SAINT-JEAN

Floating between the sky and the water at the entrance to the Old Port, the MuCem, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, was built by the renowned architect Rudy Ricciotti and is now one of the flagship monuments to visit in Marseille.

Visit the historic heart and the unmissable places that make up Marseille's original wealth

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  • Adelino Cunha
    5 out of 5

    I dislike the portuguese language isn't available on the bus.

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    20 November 2019

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  • María José Velasco
    4 out of 5

    It was ok, audio did not work well

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    15 October 2019

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  • Sarah Johnston
    4 out of 5

    Nice day out

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    29 September 2019

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  • Giovanni Di Stasio
    4 out of 5

    Il personale di Terra Eccellente accogliente e disponibile, purtroppo non si puo' dire lo stesso dei conducenti, infatti a Marsiglia durante la giornata inizio' a piovere ed il conducente pretendeva che con 2 bambini a seguito ( 8/12 anni) io mi mettessi al piano superiore ( sprovvisto di copertura) sotto la pioggia oppure sempre sotto la pioggia aspettassi in strada ( senza pensiline ) sotto l'acqua 30 minuti il BUS successivo con la speranza che non fosse pieno!! ASSURDO!! DA SCHIAFFI PROPRIO per il resto seri e competenti

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    26 September 2019

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RED LINE: SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF MARSEILLE BY DOUBLE-DECKER BUS

Price
15€ per person
Duration
14 stops
Destination
Notre-Dame de la Garde
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