Musée du Santon
One of Provence’s most enduring Christmas traditions are its santons (plaster-moulded, kiln-fired nativity figures), first created by...
Guarding Marseille’s harbour on the southern side is Fort St-Nicolas, originally built in the 17th century for King Louis XIV.
Ships have docked for more than 26 centuries at the city’s birthplace, the colourful old port. The main commercial docks were...
Théâtre National de Marseille
Dance and drama, sometimes in English.
This admirably unpretentious bistro grows most of its organic veggies in its own potager (kitchen garden), from tomatoes to courgettes,...
3 rue de l’Abbaye · interesting places nearby
Abbaye St-Victor information
Heading west of the Vieux Port brings you to Abbaye St-Victor, birthplace of Christianity in Marseille and built on a 3rd century BC necropolis.