The List of Top Tourist Attractions in Marseille, France

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Europe attracts many travellers to visit every year, being a beautiful city in south of France , Marseille also is a desirable destination and one of the  itinerary items of every tourist. This article will give you some information about  the list of top tourist attractions you must visit.


Calanques Marseille-Cassis

This place in Marseille is the best place to visit if you are from a foreign country and just a few miles away from Marseille. It is a small piece of Mediterranean landscape: turquoise, translucent water lapping the sheer cliffs of the indented coast, interrupted every now and then by a small idyllic beach. Very soon, the Calanques will be turned into a national park by this yea and you can enjoy the beauty of the hidden secrets of the beaches.  You can take a boat trip from a small village near Cassis and enjoy the lunch from the port-side restaurants.


Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde

This basilica was built somewhere between 1853 to 1864 and it has colored marbles, complicated gold-laid mosaics and murals. Its bell tower is crowned by a 9.7m tall glided statue of Virgin Mary, which is on a 12 meters high pedestal. Bullet marks and many scars on the cathedral’s northern façade mark the brutal fighting that would have taken place here during Marseille’s Battle of Liberation, which is believed to be between 15-25 August 1944).


For over 26 centuries, sea ships have been docking at Marseille’s colorful Vieux Port. It is still overflows with fishing craft, yachts and local ferries.  On the Vieux Port’s southern side, you will find many late night restaurants and the food available there is very good.


Arc de Triomphe de la Porte d’Aix

This monument was constructed in 1823 by Penchaud in the memory of the victories of the French Revolution and it is very famous all over the world. This is a must to see place in Marseille.


Galerie Jouvène

It is very old (approx150 years) and you can find the beautiful apparel of old and classical paintings, which are the representations of Provence from the 17the Century. It displays the work of Briata, Monticelli and Ambriogiani. You will simply love this place.


Fontaine Castellane

This is an amazing fountain, which is situated in the centre of the square and it is monumental fountain. The shape of this monumental fountain is given by a Marseillaise sculptor Allar in the year 1911 to describe the journey of the River Rhone from its source to the Mediterranean beautifully shown like the Rhone.


Musee de L’OM

People in Marseille say that Football is a way of their life, hence, not surprisingly, the city’s Olympique de Marseille team, which is over 100 years old, often unleashes real passion and entertainment. In the Vélodrome Stadium, this small museum tell you the history of Marseilles’ legendary team, which starts with their early successes in the French Cup to their competitors in the European Cup.


If you are planning to travel to Europe, you must include Marseille Attractions as one of your travel itinerary.

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