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Explore a magnificient and unknown neighborhood of Marseille

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 240 reviews.Marseille, France

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Experience hosted by Jean-Marc

3.5 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

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 !
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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Meet your host, Jean-Marc

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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 4.86 out of 5 from 240 reviews.

Cyrille
September 2020
Une superbe expérience. Avec Jean Marc nous avons visité des endroits où nous ne serions jamais allés de nous mêmes. Il nous a fait partager ses connaissances et c’était vraiment une matinée très sympa et pleine de très belles découvertes. Nous recommandons vivement cette balade. Merci Jean Marc🤩
Une superbe expérience. Avec Jean Marc nous avons visité des endroits où nous ne serions jamais allés de nous mêmes. Il nous a fait partager ses connaissances et c’était vraiment…
Jean-Michel
September 2020
Matinée sportive mais qui faut le détour pour profiter de spots uniques pas toujours connus même des marseillais. Merci Jean-Marc pour votre sympathie et le partage de vos connaissances. Je recommande cette expérience.
Malika
August 2020
Très belle expérience, bon rapport qualité/prix. Une belle matinée sportif dans la campagne de Marseille rarement fréquente par les touristes. Jean-marc est un hôte agréable sociable et drôle, il a su nous captiver tout au long de la randonnée. De plus il nous a indiqué les points stratégiques pour aller se baigner.
Très belle expérience, bon rapport qualité/prix. Une belle matinée sportif dans la campagne de Marseille rarement fréquente par les touristes. Jean-marc est un hôte agréable socia…
Marie
August 2020
Ce fut une expérience magique! Nous avons découvert grâce à Jean-Marc un Marseille que nous n’aurions jamais découvert seule! Encore merci!!! Marie, Alexia, Laetitia.
Yanis
August 2020
Je recommande à tous !!! Un grand merci à Jean-Marc pour ce moment rempli de connaissances, de sympathie mais aussi d’anecdotes sur différents coins de Marseille méconnus et magnifiques à la fois.
Lionel
August 2020
Nous vous recommandons cette belle expérience avec Jean Marc. Une promenade hors du commun dans des quartiers plus surprenants les uns que les autres. Notre guide nous a régalés d anecdotes sur cette jolie ville qu’est Marseille, avec beaucoup d humour et de pédagogie.
Nous vous recommandons cette belle expérience avec Jean Marc. Une promenade hors du commun dans des quartiers plus surprenants les uns que les autres. Notre guide nous a régalés d…

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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.

More tips

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.

What to bring

Solar protection, water, good shoes and good mood !

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