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Where to See in Marseille

Vieux-Port

Marseilles, France
The old harbour, the reason for Marseille's existence, is overlooked by the Old Town and two 17th century forts. A ferry crosses the port throughout the day.

Museum of the Roman Docks

Place Vivaux - 13002 Marseilles, France
Tél. : + 33 (0)4 91 91 24 62
Located in the Vieux-Port, this shows off the remains of ancient docks and commerce.

The Town Hall

Hotel de Ville, Quai du Port, Marseilles, France
A 17th century Baroque building looking out over the old harbour.

La Canebiere

Marseilles, France
The main street of the city, which slopes upwards from the Vieux-port, is animated and cosmopolitan.

Chateau d'If
Marseilles, France
A nearby island that was once a fearful prison. Alexandre Dumas had his fictional character the Count of Monte Cristo imprisoned here. Visitors for the island embark from the Quai de Belges in the Vieux-port.

Basilica of Notre Dame de La Garde

Marseilles, France
19th century Romano-Byzantine church set high above the south side of the Vieux-port. From its terrace there are great views of the city and the sea.

The Bourse
La Canebiere, Marseilles, France
Old Stock Exchange, now a naval museum.

La Jardin des Vestiges

Centre Bourse, square Belsunce, Marseilles, France
Tel: 04-91-90-42-22
Part of the museum of local history, this exhibits ancient remains, including a surprisingly well-preserved 3rd century ship.

Palais de Longchamps

Place Bernex, Marseilles, France
Houses the Museum of Fine Art (Musee des Beaux Arts).

Unite d'Habitation

280 boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseilles.
Tel: 00 33 4 91167800
Block of flats designed by the architect Le Corbusier, thought to be the exemplar of much modern housing around the world.
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