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La Canebiere is Marseille's Champs Elysees. Modelled on the famous Parisian boulevard, it is a wide stretch leading straight up from Vieux Port (Old Port) for about 3/4 mile (1 km). it does not quite have the elegance of the Champs Elysees being a little more a hotch-potch of shops, hotels, and restaurants, but it is a great place to get the feel of the city. Named after the city's thriving trade is nautical rope in the Middle Ages - canabe being the French word for cannabis or hemp from which the rope was made - the street is now the spine of the thriving city.

La Canebiere acts as a divider between different city districts. To its west there is the modern shopping mall Centre Bourse, to the south is the moneyed district, and to the north you'll find the quartier Belsunce where you can buy just about anything from the local Arab community if you're prepared to haggle with the street-traders. Behind the Centre Bourse is the Jardin des Vestiges, the ancient port center. Excavations here have turned up all sorts of things including bits of the 3rd century BC Greek city. Most of the finds, and an old Roman trading boat, can be seen in the Musee d'Histoire de Marseille in the Centre Bourse. Further up the street is the Musee de la Marine (in the stock exchange building) which has the nautical history of Marseille.

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Colorbüs: Marseille Tourist Tour by Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus

Colorbüs: Marseille Tourist Tour by Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus

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Take to the skies and visit Marseille differently! During this unique open-air experience, you will gain height to admire Marseille's monuments from a new angle. This sightseeing tour by panoramic bus is ideal for those who don't want to miss a thing, even with limited time. All the secrets of the city will be revealed to you thanks to the quality audio guide offered on board our buses. You can also hop on and off at your leisure to visit a district or a monument and take a bus to continue your tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Marseille Old District : Private Walking Tour

Marseille Old District : Private Walking Tour

Discover the 2nd largest city in France ! Ideally designed for a first discovery, this visit brings together the must-see sites in 2 hours of stroll. Through this itinerary, the guide invites you to dive into the bubbling Phocaean city with its singing accents, the scents of bouillabaisse and pastis, not to mention the famous games of petanque! Go to the Old Port - the ideal starting point to get into the atmosphere - you will take the famous Canebière and discover the particularity of the Palais de la Bourse. You will continue your immersion in the Panier district - the historic heart of the city, a testimony to the past and small designer shops. You will end your tour in the new Mucem district. Possibility to tailor the tour according your interests. Please mention them at your booking. If you have a mobility issue, please let us know after you have made your reservation, so that we can adapt this tour to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Noailles: a mixed neighborhood and its exotic market

Noailles: a mixed neighborhood and its exotic market

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We invite you to discover the exotic district of Noailles and its market located in the heart of Marseille. Discover the origin of the world's most famous national anthem, know where the world's first movie theater was, visit 200-year-old stores, and enter the colorful, bustling market and oriental spice shops. He will also talk about the drama that hit Aubagne Street and the fight of the inhabitants of the neighborhood against gentrification, unworthy housing and the fear of being expelled from their homes. All accompanied by a young anthropologist guide living in the neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours
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Marseille Self-Guided Audio Tour

Marseille Self-Guided Audio Tour

The marvellous city of Marseille is a one of a kind place that has a rich history but has a modern feel to it. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. Marseille is famous for its Old Port, the oldest harbour in France, which was rebuilt in the 1950’s, and its historic buildings, and also for its vibrant atmosphere created by a cosmopolitan population and the Mediterranean "Art de Vivre" or way of life. To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Marseille Walking Tour

Marseille Walking Tour

Explore Marseille with a private professional guide-lecturer from the French Ministry of Culture and Tourism.. The guide will be at your disposal for 2 hours and can always adapt the visit to your needs and your desires.
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  • 2 hours
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Guided tour of Marseille

Guided tour of Marseille

Explore Marseille on foot with your native Marseille guide. The guide will be at your entire disposal for 2 hours and can always adapt the visit to your needs and desires. We accept all group sizes from 2 to 50 people.
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  • 2 hours
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Marseille Express Walking Food Tour

Marseille Express Walking Food Tour

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DISCOVER MARSEILLE IN A DIFFERENT WAY Creative gastronomic guide, Laurent will take you to (re)discover the Old Port! After many years behind the stove in Provence and abroad, he will make you discover all the facets and secrets of the capital of Provence. A real enthusiast who will transmit his knowledge and his love for good things.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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2 Hour Walking Tour in the Old Port - The Heart of Marseille

2 Hour Walking Tour in the Old Port - The Heart of Marseille

2,600 years ago, a Greek sailor who was chosen by an indigenous princess to found Massalia landed in the Calanque du Lacydon. If Marseille is full of stories and legends, it's because this city, which is the oldest in France, has always been a crossroads between land and sea, European and Mediterranean world. From Mucem to Pharo, passing through part of the Panier, the Town Hall, the ancient port, the fish market La Canebière and Rive-Neuve, Benjamin, guide-lecturer, will make you discover Marseille history and culture in order to have a of all the elements to enjoy the Phocaean city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since La Canebiere can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit La Canebiere 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to La Canebiere costs USD 15.57. Guided La Canebiere tours start around USD 15.57 per person.
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