Would you rather discover the essentials? Marseille Tourisme offers you an itinerary lasting about 2 hours and 26 minutes to visit Marseille. Discover the most pleasant and friendly places in Marseille, something to please young and old alike!  Start from Le Panier (don't miss the Vieille Charité), an atypical district of Marseille, walk past the Cathedral of the Major, then walk behind Fort Saint Jean (Mucem side). Have a drink on the Old Port and then cross the heart of Marseille to contemplate the Palais Longchamp. Go to Cours Julien to refresh yourself and have a bite to eat. End your loop with the Vallon des Auffes. This hiking tour will allow you to see the Opera House and walk along the Quai Rive Neuve (Fort Saint Nicolas, Saint-Victor Abbey, Palais du Pharo). It is also possible, at the prefecture to cut the route to admire the view of Notre Dame de la Garde.

Finally, if you are tired of walking, why not take a bike rental? It's a pleasant way to stroll around Marseille without getting too tired.

Hike Path

Hike Info

  • Distance: 10.52 kilometers
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration: 1 hours to 2 hours

Points of Interest

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Fort Saint Nicolas

Fort St Nicolas, or Fort Entrecasteaux, was built both to defend the city and to control its inhabitants. To see the view from the ramparts.

Les Augustins Church

Les Augustins church in Marseille is located on the Old Port. Easily recognizable by its immaculate white facade, it dates from the 13th century.

Marseille Cathedral

It's the Cathedral of Marseille! Its real name is Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure, but we locals call it La Major. Standing proudly from the quays, it's the first thing the sailors see when they arrive in Marseille.

Saint Laurent Church

The Saint Laurent church dominates the pass of the Old Port. It is traditionally the parish of the professions of the sea. It is closely linked to the history of Marseille: it is one of the oldest churches in Marseille.

Saint Victor Abbey

Discover the abbey of Saint Victor in Marseille. One of the oldest and most emblematic of the Phocaean city. Visit the crypts and its ornaments.

The Fort Saint Jean

The Fort Saint Jean was built to defend the port of Marseille. It was also used as a commandery by the Knights Templar during the Crusades. It is an essential monument of the Phocaean city!


The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations: it is more than 40,000 m² dedicated to exhibitions around the Mediterranean world in all its diversity. Divided into 3 sites, you can access it from Fort Saint-Jean and discover a view of all of Marseille.

The Old Charity

The Vieille Charité has a place in the hearts of all Marseilles residents. An emblematic place in the heart of Le Panier, it has become a place for meetings and exchanges.

The Old Port

Emblematic site of Marseille with its sardine which is actually a boat that blocked the Old Port. Walk along the Old Port, let yourself be transported. You will enjoy the terraces of restaurants and cafés throughout your walk.

The Opera

The Opéra de Marseille is one of the oldest in France. Destroyed by a fire, it was rebuilt in 1920. It is a real architectural jewel.