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vieux Port de marseille Marseille is a large city in France, which occupies the second place in terms of size with Paris on the top. Marseille is the most important industrial region of France, however it also represents large cultural, architectural and historical heritage of the country.
La Canebière is considered the main shopping street in Marseille. It is a pedestrian. The street attracts tourists not only with a variety of interesting shops but also with architectural … Open
Marseille occupies a truly advantageous location on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient port that was built over 26 centuries ago is a truly unique place that traditionally intrigues visitors of Marseille. The main street of the city named La Kanber begins right from the port. If we make a walk on the street to the south, we will get to the Cours Julien Square, which is the location of numerous cafes, restaurants and pavilions for rest.
The hill and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, which stands on this hill, are the highest point of the city and the symbol of Marseille. Marseille is truly rich in attractions and places of interest: Vieille-Charité Museum-Hospice built in the XVII century, the art museum with a large collection of paintings of XVI-XIX centuries, the Mediterranean Archaeological Museum located in the castle of Borelli, the Museum of History of Marseilles that exhibits the findings of the Middle Ages and antiquity, the Museum of Military Navy, and also the ancient abbey of St. Victor and Cité Radez ("Shining City") - a 17-storey residential building constructed in the early XX century by the famous architect Le Corbusier. Copyright
Discovering the architecture of Marseille from bird's eye view! Notre-Dame de la Garde, Fort Saint-Jean, Marseille History Museum, Opera de Marseille, Tour CMA CGM, Fallen Soldiers Memorial, all those monuments are defining the image of Marseille … Open
The most beautiful architectural monument is the Loshan Palace. It was built in the 19th century for the Duke of Orleans. Now the palace is an impressive sized architectural complex, surrounded by a lush garden. On the territory of the garden, you can see beautiful old fountains and sculptures. In summer, it is decorated with interesting landscape compositions. On the territory of the palace, there are two popular museums. Many come here just to take a walk in the garden.
Marseille, quartier centre : " panorama " Far beyond Marseilles is the legendary Castle of If, known all over the world thanks to the works of Alexandre Dumas. This castle was built in the 16th century and was originally used for defensive purposes. In 1580, it was converted into a prison. It retained this status for almost 300 years. Currently, many glorious legends are associated with the gloomy fortress. It is believed that within its walls there are many ghosts - the unconquered souls of former prisoners. At the end of the 19th century, the prison was closed, and only 10 years later, did the fortress become accessible to tourists.
Marseille Cathedral, Museum of Fine Arts, La Vieille Charite, Stade Velodrome, Aix-Marseille University, Marseilles City Hall, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Marseille … Open
Near the coast is the beautiful Palace of Faro. It was built in the 19th century by order of Napoleon III, who later gave it to his wife. The palace is huge and has about 500 rooms. In many rooms and premises, there is a unique interior of Empire style, which tourists can appreciate during excursions. Currently, the palace belongs to the city authorities. Its halls are used for the most significant events. Guests of Marseille can not only visit the palace as part of the excursion, but also admire its immaculate view from the water, during boat trips.
Navette pour Les iles Frioul - Marseille A historical monument of an earlier period is the Town Hall building, which was built in the middle of the 17th century. Presently, it is a vivid example of a rare architectural style Provencal Baroque. The facade of the building is decorated with tall narrow windows, as well as interesting sculptures. This majestic building survived several revolutions and other outstanding historical events, during which, it managed to avoid demolition only by a miracle.
In Marseille, vacationers with kids should definitely visit the thematic Ecopark Adventures. Suitable attractions will be found here for both preschool children and grown-ups. There are … Open
Among the religious attractions of Marseille, it is worth mentioning the Abbey of Saint-Victor. It was built in the beginning of the 5th century. The founder of this abbey is the Monk Cassian. The place for the construction of the abbey was not chosen accidentally. If you believe the legend, the tomb of the Christian martyr and Saint, Victor Marcel is in these places. Over the years, the monastery has been rebuilt and its appearance changed many times. It remained in action from the time of its founding until the 18th century. Over time, the abbey came to complete desolation. Despite the fact that as early as 1840 the monastery was declared a national monument, it was restored only in 1963.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Marseille and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Marseille
♥   Shopping area ' Cours Saint-Louis' Marseille, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rue Saint-Ferréol' Marseille, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rue Sainte' Marseille, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rue Paradis' Marseille, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Marseille
♥   Castle 'Château de If' Bouches-du-Rhône, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Ners' Bouches-du-Rhône, 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de L’Empéri' Bouches-du-Rhône, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Vernègues' Bouches-du-Rhône, 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lourmarin' Vaucluse, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Marseille
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Luberon' , 47.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Verdon' , 65.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Camargue' , 67.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Alpilles' , 70.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Baronnies provençales' , 124.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Marseille and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée Grobet-Labadié' Marseille, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée Granet' Aix-en-Provence, 26 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Marseille from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Chateau d If

From the series “The greatest France castles ”
Man in the Iron Mask was another world-famous prisoner, who praised the Chateau d If. It is noteworthy that neither he nor Edmond Dantes ever served a sentence at the fortress. All the beautiful stories and legends about them are just fiction. Excursions to the fortress remain one of the favorite entertainments for guests of Marseille. They are offered a lot of interesting entertainment here. Fascinating tours of the old prison cells are held in the castle. Various cultural events are also arranged here. The cafe is located in one of the open areas of the fortress today. Its visitors can enjoy a romantic panoramic view of Marseille. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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