Things to do in Marseille

New to Marseille? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Marseille

If you're in Marseille to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Le Panier

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

⭐️ 4.7 (33933)

Parc national des Calanques

⭐️ 4.7 (19849)

Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean

⭐️ 4.4 (18674)

Palais Longchamp

⭐️ 4.5 (13578)

Cathédrale La Major

⭐️ 4.6 (11783)

Old Port of Marseille

⭐️ 4.5 (4436)

Château d'If

⭐️ 4.5 (4204)

La Vieille Charité

⭐️ 4.4 (3666)

Abbaye Saint-Victor

⭐️ 4.6 (2840)

Palais du Pharo

⭐️ 4.6 (2629)

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Marseille

These are curated, high quality experiences in Marseille hosted by locals!

No Diet Club - Unique food tour in Marseille !

Sailing Trip on a Catamaran in Marseille Bay

Sailing catamaran in Marseille Harbor from Mucem

Catamaran sail ride in the heart of Calanques National Park

Learn the Secrets of Pastis

Calanque bleue by train swim

Become a bartender for a moment

The Urban Hike of Marseille

E-Bike ride to the end of the world

Crawl Marseille Pub

End your night in some of the best bars in Marseille

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Marseille, curated exclusively for you.

The Shamrock

⭐️ 4.2 (2673)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.3 (1959)

Price Range: $$

Pub Le Black Stone

⭐️ 4.4 (1835)

Price Range: $$

Les BerThoM Marseille

⭐️ 4.5 (1063)

Price Range: $$

Carry Nation

⭐️ 4.8 (945)

Price Range: $$

White Rabbit

⭐️ 4.5 (824)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4 (793)

Price Range: $

Bar Marengo

⭐️ 4.3 (599)

Price Range: $

Bar Gaspard

⭐️ 4.7 (529)

Price Range: $$$

Barberousse Marseille

⭐️ 4.1 (454)

Price Range: $$

The British Pub Marseille

⭐️ 4.2 (391)

Pick from the best places to stay in Marseille

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Marseille you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Marseille

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Marseille.

Admission to Mucem

Admission to Château d'If with Audio Guide

City Tour on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Marseille Soap Museum Admission and Workshop

Guided Tour of the Noailles Neighborhood

Admission to the Mx Experience and Shop

Calanques National Park Hiking Tour

Marseille Historic District Tour

Self-guided Audio Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence City Pass

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Marseille?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Peron Restaurant

⭐️ 4.6 (1281)

Price Range: $$$

Le Roy René - Restaurant Marseille

⭐️ 4 (1095)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant Michel

⭐️ 4.5 (810)

Price Range: $$$$

La Poule Noire

⭐️ 4.7 (775)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.7 (751)

Price Range: $$$

AM par Alexandre Mazzia

⭐️ 4.7 (681)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.5 (676)

Price Range: $$$

Une Table au Sud

⭐️ 4.6 (641)

Price Range: $$$

La Table du Fort Restaurant Marseille Vieux-Port

⭐️ 4.4 (501)

Price Range: $$$

L'Avant Cour

⭐️ 4.5 (497)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.6 (460)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Stroll through the picturesque Old Port area of Marseille.
  2. Take in the breathtaking architecture of the Calanques National Park.
  3. Explore the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of La Plaine and Noailles.

Marseille is a great city to visit year-round, but the best time to go is during the warmer months from May to September. During this period, the temperature is pleasant and the days are filled with sunshine - making it an ideal time for sightseeing, beach days and exploring. Additionally, many festivals and events take place during the summer months, adding to the experience.

Marseille is a vibrant city with culture and history to explore, making it the ideal getaway for a few days. With a huge selection of attractions and activities, two to three days would provide ample amount of time to experience all that Marseille has to offer. From the prehistoric ruins of ruins by the sea to the buzzing atmosphere of Vielle Charite, a visit to Marseille is undoubtedly one to cherish.

Marseille is an easily traversable city, with a great choice of transportation available. Cycling is popular, with dedicated lanes throughout the city, and it's easy to hire an affordable bike using popular bike-sharing schemes. The Metro system is comprehensive and the Bus routes good, so transport within the city is easy. For travelling further afield, an extensive network of trains make getting to and from the city a breeze.

Marseille is a great vacation spot for families. Take a boat ride to the Château d'If, the island fortress featured in Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Explore La Vieille Charité, a 17th-century former almshouse turned museum. Take the kids to explore the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations and see the hilltop Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, the city's iconic basilica.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Marseille. To start off we'd have to mention CopperBay Marseille, Bar Gaspard, Bar Marengo. Check out our page on the best bars in Marseille.

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