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One of the oldest cities in France, Marseille is a beautiful destination with its amazing art, history and culture. The city is known to be a commercial hub and all of the Marseille Packages are incomplete without visiting the old port. Head over to the beautiful marina and experience many activities like riding a ferry or just browsing the fish market and meeting the locals. One of the most popular attractions here is the Notre Dame de la Garde, which is known to be the symbol of the city with some stunning views. The basilica also has beautiful Roman-Byzantine style architecture where you can witness the multi-colored stones and mosaics. When talking about this style of architecture, Marseille Cathedral is also a very fine example and is a must see attraction when you visit Marseille.

Another common destination in the Marseille holiday packages is the beautiful Château d’If which is a 16th-century fortress and also an island prison. If you are looking to learn more about the culture and history of the city, the top place to add to your Marseille holiday packages is the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations. The city also has beautiful public parks and the most beautiful one is the Parc Borély which is very picturesque. It also has many small gardens of different styles where you can take a stroll or rent a bike to go on a ride. Head over to the markets in the city to shop for beautiful souvenirs. You can witness the liveliness of the city in these markets and also shop for fabrics, spices, food and many other interesting things.

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What are the famous places to visit in Marseille?

1. Mucem: Also known as the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Mucem has to be on your list when you curate your Marseille holiday packages. The museum is located at the entrance of the port and is spread over 45,000 sq meters. Learn more about the civilizations of the Mediterranean with its beautiful exhibitions and galleries dedicated to it.

2. Palais Longchamp: One of the top places included in the Marseille packages, visit the Longchamp Palace which is one of the most important historical monuments in Marseille. After the 1835 cholera epidemic, the architect started a project which took 10 years, and 18 bridges to create drinkable water for Marseille. Witness the beautiful architecture of the palace where you see water reservoirs on both sides.

3. Cathédrale La Major: Also called the Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure, La Major was built in the 19th century and was considered one of the largest cathedrals built in the country at one point. Admire the beautiful architecture which is a combination of Roman and Oriental styles. You can look at the beautiful statues of Christ, the Apostles, Saint Peter, Saint Paul, and the Saints of Provence on the facade while entering the Cathedral.

4. Parc Borély: A must-visit place to add to your Marseille packages, Parc Borély is one of the most popular parks in Marseille. This is the best place to visit with your family as you can see the beautiful promenade along the beach and enjoy strolling in the gardens. You can also rent a bike and go on a ride along the beach.

5. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde: Visit the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the city from the top of the building. One of the most visited monuments in the city, the basilica can be seen from anywhere in Marseille. Admire the beautiful architecture of this monument inspired by the Roman-Byzantine style.

6. Canebière: Canebière is the most historic high street located in the center of Marseille and is 1 km long. If you are looking to go shopping, and visit beautiful cafes and restaurants, you need to add Canebiere to your Marseille packages. You can find many shops here such as skincare shops, cosmetics, Zara, H&M, and many more.

What are the best things to do in Marseille?

1. Witness the view from the Château d'If: One of the most important fortresses in France, Château d'If was built to protect the coast from the enemies and to protect the royal fleet of galleys. Head over to the top of the fortress to witness some stunning views of the city. Add this amazing fort to your Marseille packages and go on a guided tour to learn more about its history, like the time when it was used as a prison.

2. Visit the Eglise Saint Laurent: Experience this Gothic-style church which took over two centuries to build. The church has also gone through many alterations over the years, but you can still admire the beautiful Roman architecture. It is also said that the church is actually built on the site of the first Greek temple which was dedicated to Apollo.

3. Learn more about the city at the Cosquer Méditerranée: A renowned cultural center in Marseille, Cosquer Méditerranée is a must-visit if you want to learn more about the city. Visit the Mediterranean Gallery which focuses on the Homo species and their relationship with the animals. You can also visit the Cosquer cave where you will witness 480 engravings and parietal paintings made between 33,000 and 19,000 years ago.

4. Watch a match at the Orange Vélodrome: Also known as Stade Velodrome, Orange Vélodrome was built as a venue for the 1938 world cup. The stadium always has many matches lined up and you can get a chance to enjoy a lovely match here. You must add Orange Vélodrome to your marseille holiday packages and head over there to enjoy a football match.

5. Go on a cruise at the Calanque de Port-Miou: One of the most beautiful places in Marseille, Calanque de Port-Miou is a beautiful port and has amazing views of the ap Canaille and its ochre cliffs. You can go on a cruise and enjoy the beautiful underwater spring and observe the city from a different perspective. The port is also surrounded by lush pine forests and limestone.

6. Marvel at the beauty of La Vieille Charité: Located in the Panier suburb, the Vieille Charité museum has beautiful 17th-century architecture and is currently the central center of the city. The building has four wings with a rectangular courtyard and galleries. You can also visit the magnificent chapel and the porch.

Why is Marseille famous?

Marseille, one of France's oldest towns is famous as the most picturesque neighborhoods of the country, owing to its beautiful beaches and sunset views. The city is particularly well-liked by tourists thanks to its stunning Mediterranean coastline.

Is Marseille worth visiting?

Yes, Marseille is definitely worth visiting with the biggest port in the country, a beautiful Mediterranean coast, and many architectural delights. You can find many attractions in the city like Mucem, Canebière, Cosquer Méditerranée and many more, and learn more about its rich history and culture.

What is the best time to visit Marseille?

The best time to visit Marseille is from September to November as the weather is pleasant and the crowd is fewer compared to other times of the year. You can enjoy the beaches and iconic attractions without worrying about the crowd or the weather during these months.

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