Marseille: tour in the heart of the liveliest port in Europe

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Lorenzo
Registered on August 27, 2022

Hello! My name is Lorenzo, I am Italian and I live in Marseille. The charm of this Mediterranean city always kissed by the sun has captured me and I would like to share with you the beauties of its center. I am a sociologist and an art lover, I like to discover new cultures, street art, local food, the most magical places in big cities. I love to explore and even more I enjoy doing it together with others!

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

Tour description

Do you want to know the true spirit of Marseille? Some call it "the Naples of France" for the sea, its vitality, its history, the energy of the people and its steep and intricate alleys, the shops and popular markets in the centre.

Famous port since Greek times, Marseille has seen people from different parts of the world pass through its streets over the centuries: Italians, Armenians, Algerians, Comorians are among the communities still most present today, with their traditions and their food !

Its incredible history is still visible, ready to be told, among the white medieval monuments, the French-style buildings, the ancient popular neighborhoods with a thousand colors and scents. In addition to the art and history of the city, we will discover together its most curious and hidden sides, street art, social facets, street food, many curiosities and much more.

I thought of this tour as a cultural but at the same time "sociological" visit. In fact, I will take you to discover, right next to the most central districts, one or two of the multicultural districts of the city , where the character of the port of Marseille is best expressed.

How does the visit work? My tours are based on meeting and sharing , so I try to get to know the interests and curiosities of travellers.

Do not hesitate to contact me via message for more information!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
    Pl. de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
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    The meeting point is in front of the cathedral, the Major.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Cathedrale La Major
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Le Panier
  • 3
    Outside visit
    fort st jean
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Old Port of Marseille
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Center de la Vieille Charité
  • 6
    Outside visit

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).

Tour opinions

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Caterina 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Lorenzo ha condotto la visita in modo eccellente, toccando anche aspetti che normalmente le guide tralasciano, quelli socio-culturali. Davvero interessante, lo consiglio! E poi, è simpatico!
Massimiliano 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Nonostante il tour sia stato particolarmente lungo, la guida è stata prolissa nella parte riguardante la sociologia della città vecchia e al termine nessuna spiegazione è stata fornita sul porto vecchio (una piccola parte della responsabilità è da addebitare al gruppo che durante una sosta si è prolungato un po'). Bravo ad attrarre l'attenzione di bambini/ragazzi.
Fulvia 23 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Bravissimo Lorenzo.Grazie siamo molto soddisfatti della sua guida
paolo 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Tour fantastico, Lorenzo ci ha fatto vivere questa bellissima esperienza a Marsiglia in maniera perfetta.Persona molto preparata, simpatico e professionale. È stato molto facile organizzarsi con lui. Grazie Lorenzo.
Barbara 26 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Lorenzo is a great guide, he is attentive and passionate. I learned lots of things about Marseille and Lorenzo listens and makes us want to discover. I totally recommend the tour!
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Who is this tour for?

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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