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Marseille is the second largest city in France and its largest coastal town.

Cave paintings discovered near Marseille date to 27,000 and 19,000 BC. The first permanent Greek settlement (Massalia) dates from 600 BC. At its height in the 4th century BC, the walled city was a major trading center, connecting other ports with its overland routes that reached as far as the Baltic Sea. The city allied with the Roman Republic and remained independent until the rise of Julius Caesar who seized it in 49 BC. In the first century AD, Christianity came to Massalia as the catacombs above the city would indicate. Many believe that Mary Magdalen evangelized here with her brother Lazarus.

The city was sacked in the late 700s and did not regain its power again until the 10th century. As did most of the port towns along the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Massalia passed back and forth under the control of its latest conqueror. In 1482 it was incorporated into France. In 1536, it became a naval base. In the late 1600s, with the strengthening of the defenses and two castles built to defend the harbor, Marseille was once again a major trading port. Through the 1700s, the city continued to grow, despite another plague that killed over 100,000 and in 1792 they sent their men to defend the revolutionary government. The song they sang as they marched to Paris, La Marseillaise, is now the French national anthem. The city was badly damaged during WWII. Today, the port is still the cities major source of income.

The city has its own culture. Part French, part Algerian, it is like no other city in France. The food is French with a Mediterranean twist. Must see sites in the city center include the Vieux Port (Old Port) guarded by the massive Fort Saint-Nicolas and Fort Saint-Jean. Here you will find many cafes and the daily fish market. The Abbey of Saint-Victor is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in Europe. Centre de la Vieille Charite, built as an alms (poor) house, is now home to two museums, a bookstore, and cafe. Other sites include the baroque Hotel de Ville and the Romano-Byzantine Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure. Outside the city center is the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, and its commanding views of the city. Palais Longchamp is home to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum. The islands in the bay include Chateau d'If, a setting from the Count of Monte Cristo.

Marseille is the gateway to everything Provencal. In a day you can reach Avignon and its Palais des Papes, Van Gogh's charming Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Nimes and its Roman-era Arenes de Nimes, the fishing village of Cassis, hilltop towns or the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. Shore Excursioneer has unique and selected Cruise Excursions in Marseille to help you see and sample all of the highlights during your day in Provence!



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Marseille Fada Grand City and Seaside Electric Bike Excursion S3299
  • Pick up and drop off from a convenient city location!
  • Ride along the beauty of Marseille city and coastal scenery!
  • Your choice of available bikes!
  • English speaking, friendly, experienced bike guides (other languages available on request)!
  • Safety equipment including helmets and yellow vest!
  • Guided route sightseeing: Panier Neighborhood, Major Cathedral, Mucem, Old Port, Pharo Palace, Malmousque, Vallon des Auffes, Kennedy Corniche, Notre Dame de la Garde, Abbaye of Saint Victor and more!
  • Scenic stops along the route!
Ride along effortlessly and in style on Electric Bikes while you explore the city and seaside of Marseille. Visit the Notre Dame de la Garde, Museum area, the Vallon des Auffes, Kennedy Corniche and more.
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 4 hours
Languages: EN | FR
From USD $6220 Reg Price: USD $69.99
Marseille Half Day City Sightseeing and Walking Excursion S3450
  • Air-conditioned and licensed round-trip transportation from your Marseille Cruise pier!
  • English certified speaking guide!
  • Sightseeing of Marseille!
  • Walk through the Vieux Port and Palais Longchamp!
  • Visit the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde!
Discover the best of Marseille with this excursion. Admire the Palais Longchamp and Porte D'Aix. Take some amazing pictures at the Basilica de Notre Dame de la Garde and discover on your own the beauty of Vieux Port. This would be a day to remember!
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 4 hours
Languages: EN
From USD $7199 Reg Price: USD $80.00
Marseille Private Half Day to Aix en Provence Sightseeing Excursion
Marseille Private Half Day to Aix en Provence Sightseeing Excursion S3454
  • Roundtrip private transportation from your Marseille cruise pier!
  • Air-conditioned and fully licensed private transportation!
  • English speaking private certified driver/guide!
  • Private guided walk in Aix en Provence!
  • Free time to explore on your own!
  • All parking and highway fees!
Aix en Provence is a destination you don't want to miss. Your private transportation would take you to the "City of a Thousand Fountains". You will have the opportunity to walk along the mansion lined street, Cours Mirabeau and admire the architecture and enjoy delicious food at one of the many cafes with the your private guide.
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 4 hours
Languages: EN | FR
From USD $5437 Reg Price: USD $62.00
Marseille Private Avignon, St. Remy and Les Baux en Provence Excursion
Marseille Private Avignon, St. Remy and Les Baux en Provence Excursion S3458
  • Round-trip private transportation from your Marseille cruise pier!
  • Air-conditioned and fully licensed private transportation!
  • English speaking private certified driver/guide!
  • Private guided walk in Avignon, Les Baux en Provence and St. Remy!
  • Free time to explore on your own!
  • All parking and highway fees!
On this full-day private excursion you will visit Avignon and all the history that surrounds this place; from Popes, invasions, to how it became a cultural capital. Your next stop would be Lex Baux de Provence, located in the Alpines mountains and your final stop is Saint Reme, where Van Gogh once used to live.
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 8 hours
Languages: EN
From USD $9425 Reg Price: USD $105.00
Marseille Best of the City Electric Bike Sightseeing Excursion S3298
  • Pick up and drop off from your Marseille Cruise Terminal!
  • Ride through 15 miles (25 km) of beauty Marseille scenery!
  • Your choice of available bikes!
  • English speaking, friendly, experienced bike guides (other languages available on request)!
  • Safety equipment including helmets and yellow vest!
  • Guided route sightseeing: The Museum, Old Port, Pharo Palace, Vallon des Auffes, Kennedy Corniche, Notre Dame de la Garde, and Joliette district!
  • Scenic stops along the route!
Explore the seaside and city of Marseille, France's second-largest city. Peddle effortlessly with the help of the electric bikes, a fun Marseille Excursion for the whole family! Visit the Museum area, the Vallon des Auffes, Kennedy Corniche, the Pharo Palace, Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and more.
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 4 hours
Languages: EN | FR
From USD $6199 Reg Price: USD $69.99
Marseille to Calanques Electric Bike Excursion
Marseille to Calanques Electric Bike Excursion S3301
  • Pick up and drop off from your Marseille Cruise Terminal!
  • Ride along 24 miles (40 km) of beauty Marseille scenery!
  • Your choice of available bikes!
  • English speaking, friendly, experienced bike guides!
  • Safety equipment including helmets and yellow vest!
  • Guided route sightseeing: The Museum, Old Port, Pharo Palace, Vallon des Auffes, Kennedy Corniche, Padro beaches, Madrague Montredon, Goude's village, Maronnaise beach, Callelongue Cove, Borely Park, and Notre Dame de la Garde! 
  • Scenic stops along the route!
  • Swimming and lunch optional stops!
Bikes, beaches, and seaside! A fun way to see the sites of Marseille and Calanques. Ride along effortlessly and in style on Electric Bikes while you explore the seaside and Marseille to Calanques.
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Languages: EN | FR
From USD $9099 Reg Price: USD $95.99

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