Cathédrale La Major. Marseille, France
Cathédrale La Major

France – Marseille

Marseille Self-Guided City Walk

Marseille is a port city in southern France and has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port). France’s second-biggest city is rich with more than 1500 years of history.

The city is a wonderful place to walk with many viewpoints overlooking the port or towards other parts of the town.  Highlights of this walk include Cathédrale La Major, Fort Saint-Jean, Palais du Pharo and the walk alongside the Vieux Port.

This walk has a distance of 4.6km (2.9 miles) with some rises and falls but easily managed. Be aware the walk up to Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica is a very steep climb of more than 1km.