Marseille Highlights Free Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Louis
Registered on September 11, 2019

I'm a well travelled guy born in Spain, I have lived in UK, Ireland and USA, and hitched rides across the World. Now I am living and working as a translator and tour guide in France since 2011. I love meeting people and learning from others and their cultures, I am an open minded and enthusiastic person, always willing to help out and make new friends. I speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

After an introduction on Marseille , we will travel back in time to the birthplace of the city, Le Jardin Des Vestiges , the original port where the Phoceans founded Massalia. Next, we will go to the old Town Hall (Hotel de Ville Municipality), where the Count of Monte Cristo was betrayed by his best friend and sent to the Chateu d'If.
We will go up to the oldest neighborhood in France and birthplace of the city, Le Panier , where Napoleon Bonaparte had an apartment and the first emigrants came to settle in this "village" within the city of narrow streets, and still with a Provençal character.
Here, we will discover La Vielle Charite , an old hospice and spectacular monument, today a museum and school of poetry. We will go down in search of the sea to discover the new port and La Catedral Mayor , the largest church in the city that looks towards the Mediterranean and, the only National Museum outside Paris Le Mucem, connected by bridges with the old neighborhood and the Fort de Saint Jean who belonged to the Templars of the order of Jerusalem and Malta.
Returning to the heart of Marseille, we will pass through Le Vieux Port , where local people and nomads from all over the world continue to pass through this place that has lived a long history.

The tour will start outside Burger King Vieux Port, 1 Quai des Belges, on the Rue Canebiere side,

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  • Meeting point:
    19 Quai des Belges 13001 Marseille Fr...
    19 Quai des Belges 13001 Marseille France
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    I'll be outside the Burger King, the Viex Port, with a freetour sign

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Doro 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Louis tour was super amazing! We were a small group and we took a long walk through the city, he's really knowledgeable and has amazing recommendations. We planned our remaining time in Marseille based on the things he recommended and had the best time. Thank you Louis!
Cristina 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Louis fue muy amable. A pesar de que no se encontraba del todo bien, se esforzó mucho en llevarnos a todos los sitios principales de Marsella y en hacernos muy buenas recomendaciones para después del tour. Es muy recomendable!
Dailos 10 Sep 2023
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Tuvimos problemas con el transporte público y nos esperó unos minutos para poder comenzar el “Tour”. Con respecto a la visita, fue sencillamente excelente. La información aportada por Louis fue muy amena sin demasiados datos históricos, ciñéndose a una justa visión de lo más emblemático de la ciudad. Con respecto a la ruta, añadir que superó las expectativas ya que se produjo en su justa medida, ni muy larga ni muy corta. Además, nos indicó transporte y otras rutas para hacer por nuestra cuenta. Sin duda volveremos con más tiempo y contactaremos con él. Muy recomendable.
Irina 07 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
It was an enjoyable tour and Louis is a knowledgeable and friendly guide. We loved especially the Panier neighborhood with its narrow streets and colorful graffiti!
Sacramento 07 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Hicimos el tour el primer día que llegamos a Marsella con Luis, que fue muy amable y atento con nosotros, el tour fue ameno y divertido y nos enseñó cómo movernos por Marsella y poder disfrutar de todo en los pocos días que hemos pasado aquí. Gracias por todo y hasta otra.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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