Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #8 in Marseille, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 5 km
Ascend 266 m
Descend 301 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: Église Saint-Lazare

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The Convent of St. Lazarus is a convent located in Marseille, France.

Wikipedia: Couvent Saint-Lazare (FR)

320 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Myre

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The church of Saint-Nicolas de Myre is the oldest oriental church in Marseille and France, it is, since its inauguration in 1822, the witness of the oriental immigration to Marseille and has two originalities, its architecture with its layout and its oriental décor. It is the first church of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. The Divine Liturgy, of the Byzantine rite, is celebrated in Arabic and French.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Myre de Marseille (FR)

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Église Saint-Joseph

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The Église Saint-Joseph is a Roman Catholic church in Marseille.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Joseph (Marseille) (EN), Website

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Grande Synagogue

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The Great Synagogue of Marseille is a Jewish congregation and synagogue, located on Rue Breteuil in the 6th arrondissement of Marseille, France. The building was listed as a monument historique in 2007. The congregation worships in the Sephardi rite.

Wikipedia: Great Synagogue of Marseille (EN)

1502 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 5: Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Notre-Dame de la Garde, known to local citizens as la Bonne Mère, is a Catholic basilica in Marseille, Southern France, the city's best-known symbol. The site of a popular Assumption Day pilgrimage, it is the most visited site in Marseille. It was built on the foundations of an ancient fort at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 149 m (489 ft) limestone outcropping on the south side of the Old Port of Marseille.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame de la Garde (EN), Website

1999 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 6: Théâtre Silvain

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The Silvain Theater is a green theater located at the bottom of the Faux-Monnaie valley, in the Endoume district of Marseille. Capable of accommodating 4,000 to 5,000 people, it was inaugurated in 1923. Ceded to the City of Marseille in 1941, opened sporadically before being completely renovated in 1999. Since 2009, a regular program has been offered there.

Wikipedia: Théâtre Silvain (FR)

470 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Villa Valmer

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The Villa Valmer is a historic mansion in the 7th arrondissement of Marseille, France.

Wikipedia: Villa Valmer (EN)

345 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Marégraphe

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The Marseille tide gauge is a tide gauge set up in 1883 at number 174 of the Corniche in Marseille, in Anse Calvo. The aim is to determine an origin of the altitudes for continental France. The measurements were carried out continuously from 1 January 1884 to 31 December 1896, over 13 years. On January 1, 1897, the arithmetic average of all the measurements made during these thirteen years determined the mean level of the sea at this place. This mean level has been adopted as the French reference zero altitude.

Wikipedia: Marégraphe de Marseille (FR)


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