Explore a magnificient and unknown neighborhood of Marseille

Marseille, France

Experience hosted by Jean-Marc

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in French and 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…

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 4.89 out of 5 from 339 reviews.

Alice & Servan
January 2022
Allez les yeux fermés et ouvrez les biens ensuite ! Merci à Jean Marc pour cette matinée pleine de belles découvertes !
Kerstin
December 2021
Nous avons tous beaucoup apprécié cette promenade avec Jean-Marc. On a bougé, parlé, discuté… des heures agréables! Jean-Marc montre des endroits très beaux et intéressants et connaît bien la ville. Beaucoup d’histoires autour des quartiers visités. A recommander!
Alexandra
December 2021
Such a great experience. Jean Marc is wonderful and really shows his love for the city of Marseille. He will show you parts you will never discover on your own!! It is so wonderful to see a city from the perspective of someone who lives there. Book this tour! You will not regret it!! It is so fun and engaging. It has been one of the best tours I have been on
Chris
December 2021
Très belle découverte de Marseille avec Jean-Marc : c´est un guide précis qui fourmille d'anecdotes sur les quartiers traversés. La visite est instructive et vivante, Jean-Marc est attentif aux bien être des participants qui l´accompagnent. Vous passerez un bon moment en sa compagnie.
Regina
December 2021
We saw a part of the city that we would have missed if Jean Marc hadn’t shown it to us. We learned some interesting things about the city of Marseille and the people who live or lived here.
Aja
December 2021
Jean-Marc was very friendly and told us all about Marseille. My girlfriend and I only had a short amount of time to visit the city and we wanted to see the less touristy places. This tour was perfect for seeing the parts of Marseille that are off the main path. I would highly recommend this tour if you like walking and want to see some special places in the city!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.