Museums, parks and gardens, street art reveal their treasures everywhere. Marseille is incredibly rich for intelligent tourism and unforgettable moments of rest. If you arrive in the morning restore yourself from a bouillabaisse in the Panier district, in the historic heart. Then get acquainted with the MuCem and its remarkable exhibitions displayed in a unique architecture.
Then set off, on foot or by bus (avoid the car!), from the hill where the Good Mother or more precisely the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde is erected. From this eagle's nest, you have a 360° view of the city and its hinterland.
Come back down, because the shuttle that leaves for the Château d'If, where Alexandre Dumas has locked up his heroes Edmond Dantes and Father Faria, is casting off.
Finish the afternoon on the beach of the Prophet joined by the cornice of President F.Kennedy by bus or metro. In the evening, discover the local gastronomy in the Saint-Victor market where the best tapas bars can be found.
Option number two is to go between the Old Port and the Cours d'Estienne d'Orves, two streets that frame a neighbourhood with a warm atmosphere.
It's here in Marseille that sardines are so big that they can clog up the port. This is also where the Greeks would have landed 600 BC. JC, Quai des Belges, on an impenetrable swamp.
And what about the first supposed inhabitants of the city: a child is said to have been born as a result of love at first sight between Princess Gyptis and a Greek navigator named Protis. A marvellous legend that is worth another for a city that has always been open to the world.
An Eldorado Marseille? Here we are in reality: the Euro-Mediterranean project is attracting covetousness.
Marseille loves businessmen, whom its real estate and tourist treasure trove makes dream. Here, as in Hollywood, "Marseille" is written in giant letters on the hills of the Grand Littoral! A sign.