The Urban Hike of Marseille

The Urban Hike of Marseille

You want to understand all about Marseille and its secrets? Come with me, I'll tell you everything by walking you through the heart of the city. In doing sports as well as visiting, in nourishing body & soul! Follow me for a sunny and sporty 10-kilometer hike, accessible to everyone and I will make you discover and enjoy the city differently:

- Reveal its History and Geography, heritage and treasures, funny stories and true historical facts.
- Let's go find the quiet spots of Marseille, reveal hidden beauties, stride along narrow streets only known by inhabitants.
- Unearth various and surprising architectural patterns of housing, which are contemporary milestones of a deep and complex History. - Climb stairs up to be offered amazing views, make some nice detours to beat the crowds, find the right spots to get global points of view which help us understand the structure of the city.

Let's go to all the secret spots which are almost impossible to find by yourself, and which are unreachable by car or by bus. One and only mode of transport: our feet!

If you like to contemplate, if you appreciate the beauty of simple things, if you want to do sport, then you will be delighted by this 5-star sporty guided tour in the heart of our beautiful 2600-year-old city!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Le Vieux Port, Quai des Bleges, 13002 Marseille France

The Old Port is the meeting point and destination of our great visit to Marseille.
We start here with an introduction at this wonderful hike. Who I am, what are we going to do, what surprises I have for you in my backpack, and what are your expectations for this tour.
And then, the Old Port signs the foundation of Marseille. From antiquity to Louis XIV, the city developed around this emblematic space. This is an opportunity for us to retrace this history, but also to understand the concepts of Marseille's culture: the relationship between the city and sea, the importance of the port, the importance of the Mediterranean see and the Orient in the life of Marseille's people.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palais du Pharo, 58 boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille France

Pharo palace & place offers a moment of greenery and magnificent views of the Old Port and the Grand Port of Marseille. In addition, the history of this palace, erected by Napoleon the 3rd, will allow us to understand the considerable influence of this emperor on the development of Marseille. The Marseille of today is truly born from the Second Empire, and we will take the opportunity to study this through a map of the city, by retracing urban development from that time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vallon des Auffes, Boulevard des Dardanelles, Marseille France

The Vallon ds Auffes is a jewel of Marseille. The most photographed place in the city finds its beauty in the preservation of fisherman houses through centuries. We admire the typical habitat of fishermens, and we take the opportunity to understand how the city was able, during its immense development, to spare this place and preserve it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: La corniche, 13007 Marseille France

Walking along the Corniche Kennedy offers a distant horizon on the sea, an understanding of how Marseille pays homage to Mediterranean culture.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Anse de Malmousque, 13007 Marseille, France

Wlak through the district of Malmousque, its cove and its port, is a delight for everyone. What a calm place! What an art of living! What a beauty! This district with Greek accents reveals all the beauties of Marseille: the importance of its history, the epic of galloping urban development of the last 2 centuries, the beauty of the buildings and the fishermen's habitat, and also, how the people of Marseille takesadvantage of leavin nearby the seaside.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Parc Valmer, Corniche Kennedy, Marseille France

The visit of the park and the Villa Valmer is an opportunity to take in a large bowl of greenery. We go from the big blue to the big green, in this forest, typically Mediterranean. Through the history of this place, we will understand all the evolution of Marseille's economic past, from the olive oil trade in the 19th century to the current tourism industry.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chemin du Vallon de l'Oriol, Chem. du Vallon de l'Oriol, 13007 Marseille, France

This mythical path will be an opportunity for us to get away from the sea and visit the district of Bompard. The evolution of the habitat, the beautiful bastides of the 20th century.
This path will lead us to quietly reach Notre Dame de la Garde, and it will be an opportunity for me to tell you the long History of this place and its influence on Marseille's culture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, Rue Fort-du-Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille France

Notre Dame de la Garde is the highlight fo the tour: the building is magnificent, the square offers breathtaking views of the city.
A visit to the Basilica will be an opportunity to see all the wealth of Marseille, and to understand how the people of Marseille "live" in this so special place.
The square will offer us a 360° view on the city, and we will retrace the urban evolution, understand the Marseille of today, see the structure of the city, its monuments, its major points of interest, its spatial extension.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Boulevard André Aune, Bd André Aune, Marseille, France

The way to go back at the Old Port is steep, but fascinating. From above, the view is superb, then we progressively and litterally enter in it, as we enter the city center. Loaded with funny anecdotes, the steepest boulevard in Marseille is absolutely charming. It is also revealing of the culture of Marseille through its very particular habitat, it will be an opportunity for us to take stock of this very particular architecture which forges the buildings of the city center.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Le Palais de Justice, 6 Place Monthyon, 13006 Marseille France

We pass between the Palais de Justice and the Commerce Court. Emblematic buildings of the Second Empire, strongly marking the power of the French judicial system, they will be an opportunity for us to understand how Marseille has always had, through the ages, a great history of calling into question the central power, the Justice, and the process of law-making.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Port of Marseille, France

We end our urban hike in the Old Port. We done sports, we visited incredible places, and we learned the history, the geography, the culture of Marseille. We end with smiles, and it is surely the opportunity to drink a beer or a hot chocolate on the terrace of the many cafes of the Cours Estienne d'Orves!

Duration: 1 minute

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Only in small groups, on wide, airy paths away from the crowds, this urban hike is an ideal activity for playing sports, learning Marseille, discovering sublime places and taking a breath of fresh air during these periods of restrictions."

Duración: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: 19 Quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille, France

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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