Top Choice Historic Site in Marseille

Le Panier

From the Vieux Port, hike north up to this fantastic history-woven quarter, which is fabulous for a wander with its artsy ambience, cool hidden squares and sun-baked cafes. In Greek Massilia it was the site of the a…
Top Choice Historic Site in Marseille

Vieux Port

Ships have docked for more than 26 centuries at the city’s birthplace, the colourful old port. The main commercial docks were transferred to the Joliette area north of here in the 1840s, but the old port remains a t…
Fort in Marseille

Fort St-Jean

Guarding Marseille’s harbour, across the water from Fort St-Nicolas, is Fort St-Jean, founded in the 13th century by the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem.
Fort in Marseille

Fort St-Nicolas

Guarding Marseille’s harbour on the southern side is Fort St-Nicolas, originally built in the 17th century for King Louis XIV.
Historic Building in Marseille

Les Docks

This vast historic complex, once home to the city’s industrial harbour, has been redeveloped and now includes shops, boutiques and galleries.