The Phocéenne town

1 hour from Cavaillon

This town never fails to impress its visitors. Some fall in love with Marseille, and others will only see its imperfections. It is the typical southern town. When one speaks about Marseille, it is about its inhabitants, their accent, their friendliness and their sturdy character. Visiting Marseille always means discovering emblematic and lively neighborhoods, and tasting the cosmopolitan way of life offered by the Phocéenne town.

In 2013, Marseille was awarded as European capital of culture. This status gave a trendy look to the town. In the historical center, you’ll discover the ancient port, where the Phoceans landed 2600 years ago to fund Massilia. The docks have been adapted, to enjoy the seaside and the landscapes fully.

La Bonne Mère and the Calanques

Overlooking the city, the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, called by the inhabitants “la Bonne Mère”, keeper of the city and the seamen, is the most touristic place in Marseille. Each year, more than 2 million visitors are dazzled in front of one of the most impressive vantage points of Marseille.

When passing by Marseille, you can’t miss the Calanques. Stretching over more than 20kms on each side of the town, they are really famous because of their beauty. Morgiou, Sormiou or even Callelongue : in either case you’ll enjoy plenty of sun and the Mediterranean sea.