🥇⭐️Essential Marseille Free Walking Tour - Le Panier⭐️🥇

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on May 20, 2020

Walkie Talkie Free Tours offer the most exciting insightful tours in France. Our aim is to bring local knowledge and insights to you, the traveller. Our free walking tours discover the local hidden gems as well as local famous landmarks. Our tour guide will be sure to bring the city to life whether that’s is Bordeaux, Marseille or the city of lights, Paris.

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

Tour description

Let's embark on a journey through the historic heart of Marseille - the enchanting district of Le Panier. Known for its winding alleys, colorful facades, and vibrant atmosphere, this area has a history as rich as the flavors of a bouillabaisse.

The district's story is filled with intriguing characters and tales, including pirates, sailors, artists, and revolutionary thinkers. It's said that sailors would roam these streets, seeking adventure and solace in the local taverns. The bohemian spirit of Le Panier attracted artists like Cézanne and Braque, who found inspiration in the narrow streets and vibrant colors that grace this district.

But life in Le Panier wasn't always a bed of roses. It endured hardships and transformations throughout history, from the devastation of World War II to rebirth as an artsy haven. 

Today, Le Panier stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of Marseille, a living museum of the city's past, present, and future.

As we stroll through the maze of cobblestone streets and pastel-hued facades, keep an eye out for the many quirky and amusing stories that add flavor to this historical district. Le Panier is more than just a place; it's a vibrant, ever-evolving tapestry of Marseille's past and present.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Old Port of Marseille, France
    Old Port of Marseille, France
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    Look for the red umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Meeting Point - Old Port
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Old Port of Marseille
  • 3
    Outside visit
    vestige garden
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Église Saint-Ferréol les Augustins
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Hotel Dieu Intercontinental Marseille
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Cathedrale La Major
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-la-Major
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Center de la Vieille Charité
  • 9
    Outside visit
    fort st jean
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Mucem - Musée des civilizations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Église Saint-Cannat
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Hotel de Cabre
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Maison Diamantée (La)
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Hôtel de Ville

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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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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.