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Marseille's old port, once a great commercial center for boats arriving from Africa, has recently experienced a dramatic revitalization as a destination for cruise ships.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13002 Marseille, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to amble around the port in the sunshine and have an ice cream. Beautiful scenery with sea and mountains. A must see whilst in Marseille.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chictravel5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in mid January, it was cold but glorious sunshine. There were fresh fish vendors by the port in the morning. There were plenty of restaurants and bars on both sides of the port, a lovely place to have a casual stroke. Or you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Orangelilih
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favourite place to stroll around, stopping for a coffee or lunch next to the town hall then crossing back by ferry. It was particularly nice this year with the foire aux santons and the marche de Noel as added points of interest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frog-Aus
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful place to take a stroll. The local fishing boats had their catches on display for buyers. It was a strange collection of oceanic fish and creatures. We also enjoyed a local craft fair and purchased handmade soap and lavender scents.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 424joanneg
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

I'm not a sailor, but it makes amazing impression on overyone. Huge port, with almost every kind of touristic boat. In the morning you can buy fresh fish.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 71kingal
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Just a classic! Coming from northern England, it is simply magical to walk around a city where you have as much sun in November as a month of july in Newcastle. I fell in love with this city!!! From now on I am supporting Newcastle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I found this to be the nicest part of town either day or night. At night in December you have the colourful Christmas Markets with lots of lights and a ferris wheel.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ricki S
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Nice views from the marine to the restaurants, the hill with the church (typical postal card view) and the sea. Close to the noria, lovely markets with typical Marseille staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graciela F
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This port area is full of upscale restaurants, shops and the marina is, no surprise, filled with very expensive boats and yachts. A nice area to walk around for a while but we didn't stay long enough to spend a lot of money here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

A huge natural port with a very narrow entrance - easy to defend Now a massive marina of boats and yachts surrounded by bars, restaurants, hotels and everything touristy that Marseille has to offer In reality this is the reason you come to Marseille and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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22 August 2018|
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Response from suejane58 | Reviewed this property |
It took us 20 minutes by car from the airport, this was not in rush hour so little traffic. You could easily go to the port and sit in one of the many cafes. It is very pretty there. A boat trip would take too long. Enjoy!
6 January 2018|
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Response from HKGHK | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I cruised to Marseille cruise port in October 2017. We thought the cruise bus at Euro15 was a bit high and found a bus stop within 6~8mins walking distance. Just follow the colour line on the road and it would... More
6 January 2018|
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Response from lesliefr2016 | Reviewed this property |
Take the shuttle bus! The large port is not the same as the “old port/vieux port.” Though you may be able to save a few €uros, finding a cab/uber and getting to the city center/bourse or Vieux Port is not a simple task and... More