Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Marseille, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 5.1 km
Ascend 139 m
Descend 110 m

Experience Marseille in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in MarseilleIndividual Sights in Marseille

Sight 1: Museum of African, Native American and Oceanian Arts

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Museum of African, Native American and Oceanian ArtsIsmoon (d) 15:58, 6 July 2017 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian arts, located on the second floor of the Old Charity in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille, presents works exclusively devoted to works by African, Oceanian and Amerindian continents. On the first floor of the building is the Museum of Mediterranean Archeology. The Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian arts reconciles the observation of exposed objects with scientific information on men and societies. There are, in particular, masks from large collections, made up during the 20th century, and which participated in the first exhibitions of these extra-European arts, during the years 1930-1935, associated with the renewal of looks and First ethnographic, ethnological and anthropological studies on these cultures, parallel to modern art. With the Mexican popular arts, the bright colors and the fantastic are everywhere, a fantastic art that inspired many artists and poets in the 20th century and even today.

Wikipedia: Musée des arts africains, océaniens et amérindiens (FR), Website

53 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology

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Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology inconnu / marque déposée

The Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology, which is located on the first floor of the Vieille Charité in Marseille, brings together two departments: Egyptian antiquities and classical antiquities. The regional archaeology, which occupied another room, has been transferred to the Museum of History of Marseille at the Centre Bourse. On the second floor of La vieille Charité is the Museum of African, Oceanic and Amerindian Arts.

Wikipedia: Musée d'archéologie méditerranéenne (FR), Website

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Tour des Trinitaires

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The Tour des Trinitaires is a tower - a former bell tower of a convent dating from the early thirteenth century - located on rue de la Vieille-Tour, in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille, France. The city of Marseille owns the building.

Wikipedia: Tour des Trinitaires (FR)

98 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs

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The Chapel of the Black Penitents, or Chapel of the Good Jesus, located at No. 6 Rue du Bon-Jésus in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille, France, was classified as a historical monument in 1931.

Wikipedia: Chapelle des Pénitents noirs (Marseille) (FR)

368 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel

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The Grands-Carmes church is located in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille in place of the same name which is between the places Jules-Guesde and Sadi-Carnot, on a mound to which it gave its name. It was classified as a historic monument by decree of January 20, 1983 for its interior and inscribed historic monument for its facades and roofs on the same date.

Wikipedia: Église des Grands-Carmes (Marseille) (FR)

311 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Porte d'Aix

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Place Jules-Guesde is a street in the city of Marseille.

Wikipedia: Porte d'Aix (FR)

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Halle Puget

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The Halle Puget is a building located near the Porte d'Aix in Marseille.

Wikipedia: Halle Puget (FR)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Hôtel Pesciolini

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The Hôtel Pesciolini is a hôtel particulier in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille, France. It has been listed as an official historical monument since March 8, 1929.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Pesciolini (EN)

561 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: Escalier Saint-Charles

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The monumental staircase of the Marseille-Saint-Charles station, which gives direct access to the Boulevard d'Athènes, was inaugurated by the President of the Republic Gaston Doumergue on 24 April 1927.

Wikipedia: Escalier monumental de la gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles (FR)

305 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: La Vierge Dorée

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Several statues of the Virgin Mary bear the name of "Golden Virgin" including:The Golden Virgin of Marseille, The Golden Virgin of Myans, The Golden Virgin of Amiens.

Wikipedia: Vierge dorée (FR)

1032 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 11: Musée Grobet-Labadié

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The Musée Grobet-Labadié is a museum in Marseilles, housed in a 19th-century hôtel particulier owned by the family whose collection it displays.

Wikipedia: Musée Grobet-Labadié (EN), Website

178 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

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The Muséum d’histoire naturel de Marseille, also known in English as the Natural History Museum of Marseille, is one of the most visited natural history museums in France. It was founded in 1819 by Jean-Baptiste, marquis de Montgrand and Christophe de Villeneuve-Bargemon, prefect of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. It is located in the Palais Longchamp, 4th arrondissement of Marseille, built according to the plans of Henri-Jacques Espérandieu.

Wikipedia: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille (EN), Website

140 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Palais Longchamp

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Palais LongchampAjay Suresh from New York, NY, USA / CC BY 2.0

The Palais Longchamp is a monument in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille, France. It houses both the Musée des beaux-arts and the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille. The surrounding Longchamp Park is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.

Wikipedia: Palais Longchamp (EN), Website

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Musée des Beaux-ArtsVicuna R from Germany / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille is one of the main museums in the city of Marseille, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It occupies a wing of the Palais Longchamp, and displays a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 16th to 19th centuries.

Wikipedia: Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille (EN), Website, Flickr

658 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 15: Pavillon de Partage des Eaux

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The Chutes-Lavie watershed pavilion, also called Le Tore, in reference to architectural nomenclature, is a listed civil engineering building belonging to the city of Marseille, France.

Wikipedia: Pavillon de partage des eaux des Chutes-Lavie (FR)

675 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 16: Sainte-Marie-Madeleine-des-Chartreux

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The church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine des Chartreux is located on Place Edmond-Audran in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille. Before being a parish church, this church was the chapel of a monastery of the Carthusian order which gave its name to the district.

Wikipedia: Église des Chartreux de Marseille (FR)


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