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Explore a magnificient and unknown neighborhood of Marseille

Marseille, France

Experience hosted by Jean-Marc

3.5 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in French, English

What you'll do

In Marseille, you have tourist attractions as "le Vieux Port", Notre Dame de La Garde, la Canebière, les Calanques, the Stadium but you have also magnificent, really unknown and silent areas just next to the center of the city !
All the photos you can see, have been taken about 15 minutes far from the Vieux Port !
Leaving from Vallon des Auffes, we'll follow the all too often noisy and polluted "Corniche" by going through back roads.
We'll pass at the edge of rocky coves less busy than beaches, and discover secret gardens, picturesque cottages, abandoned sculptures and old mansions by walking along green paths and banisters through a lush vegetation.
A gorgeous route that only some insiders know about, if they live in the area !
For photography lovers or just for the pleasure, we'll take meditative breaks when arriving at the wonderful view spots over Marseilles natural bay.
Of course I'll tell you about the history of this district and its evolution with the rise of the real estate and the arrival of « famous people ».
After three hours power-walking (ascending and descending quite a few stairs !), we'll access to a little piece of heaven overhanging the sea.A guaranteed change of scenery !
Come with me to discover an other Marseille !
Other things to note
WATCH OUT ! You need to be in good shape for this kind of walk.
When we finish, I'll take you to the bus stop (number 83) close to the Prophète's beach or you can rent a city bike or scooter nearby.
In Marseille, you have tourist attractions as "le Vieux Port", Notre Dame de La Garde, la Canebière, les Calanques, the Stadium but you have also magnificent, really unknown and silent areas just next to the center of the city !
All the photos you can see, have been taken about 15 minutes far from the Vieux Port !
Leaving from Vallon des Auffes, we'll follow the all too often noisy and polluted "Corniche" by going through back roads…

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Thu, Apr 22
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Fri, Apr 23
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Sat, Apr 24
$39 per person
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Meet your host, Jean-Marc

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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After travelling extensively for many years, I settled in Roucas Blanc and have been living for the past 23 years. This secret Marseille 's neighborhood is a lush paradise by the sea, away from the bustle of the crowds.
As an insider, I know all its hidden coves, remote passages, islands of greenery, majestic houses and spectacular views.
As my professional occupation allowed me to know perfectly this fascinating city, I would be happy to tell you different stories about Marseille and its inhabitants. I would share also my best tips with you : restaurants, walks and other addresses.

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After travelling extensively for many years, I settled in Roucas Blanc and have been living for the past 23 years. This secret Marseille 's neighborhood is a lush paradise by the sea, away from the bustle of the crowds.
As an insider, I know all its hidden coves, remote passages, islands of greenery, majestic houses and spectacular views.
As my professional occupation allowed me to know perfectly this fascinating city, I would be happy to tell you different stories about Marseille and…
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Where you'll be

We'll follow the Corniche (all too often noisy and polluted) along less travelled pathways which tourists and even locals don't necessarily know. Seaside in Malmousque, wild paths and old stone hidden stairways climbing up through the hills of Bompard and Roucas Blanc.
After three hours of walking while enjoying the differents sights, we'll end up in a little paradise overlooking the sea.
Just in time for a well-deserved drink !

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 274 reviews.

Chaimaa
April 2021
J’ai passé un moment très agréable en se baladant dans les villages charmants. La balade est très bien faite, on visite les endroits secrets du Marseille, des sentiers avec des vues stupéfiantes accompagnées des anecdotes et des histoires de la ville. À faire absolument Merci Jean Marc
J’ai passé un moment très agréable en se baladant dans les villages charmants. La balade est très bien faite, on visite les endroits secrets du Marseille, des sentiers avec des vue…
Véronique
April 2021
Jean marc nous a fait découvrir et vivre SON quartier. 👌 Un vrai régal. Impasses , vues magnifiques, jolies villas et grande quiétude à quelques mètres de la corniche.
Jérémy
April 2021
Une superbe promenade dans le 7e avec Jean-Marc, en dehors des sentiers battus, entre paysages magnifiques et jolies villas bien cachées. Jean-Marc connaît le quartier, son histoire et ses habitants sur le bout des doigts, n'hésitez pas !
Guy
March 2021
Jean Marc est un amoureux de son quartier, de Marseille , amour qu’il sait nous faire partager par ses anecdotes, ses rencontres, ses découvertes et lieux qu’il nous fait visiter. Personne d’une grande sensibilité, je vous recommande vivement cette expérience.
Jean Marc est un amoureux de son quartier, de Marseille , amour qu’il sait nous faire partager par ses anecdotes, ses rencontres, ses découvertes et lieux qu’il nous fait visiter.…
Céline
March 2021
Super ballade dans le Marseille secret de Jean Marc. Il est un guide tres sympatique à la conversation facile. Prévoyez de bonnes baskets pour déambuler dans les ruelles! Vraiment chouette de rencontrer un amoureux de son quartier!
Viviane
March 2021
Une balade très agréable avec Jean-Marc qui est d’un abord simple et chaleureux. On découvre de très jolis recoins, au rythme tranquille des explications de Jean-Marc, éclairées par sa connaissance de l’histoire et l’urbanisme de Marseille. Même avec un peu de mistral la balade est agréable car il y a pas mal de chemins empruntés à l’abri du vent. Je recommande vivement. Merci Jean-Marc !
Une balade très agréable avec Jean-Marc qui est d’un abord simple et chaleureux. On découvre de très jolis recoins, au rythme tranquille des explications de Jean-Marc, éclairées pa…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Solar protection, water, good shoes and good mood !

towels and swimsuit if you want to stop at the "beach of Prophete".