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#1Taste the pastis in MarseilleTaste the pastisNika

The most popular alcohol drink in France, which the locals and travelers like to drink as an aperitif in any time of the day.

€2
#2Visit the prison cell of The Count of Monte Cristo in MarseilleVisit the prison cell of The Count of Monte Cristooddviser

Four kilometers from Marseilles the Château d'If is located, where Edmond Dantes was kept.

FREEChâteau d'If
#3Walk through the Old Port in MarseilleWalk through the Old Portoddviser

The old port in Marseille is like the Eiffel tower in Paris: it's the first place you should go to while visiting this city.

The Old Port
#4Climb the roof of the Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde in MarseilleClimb the roof of the Basilica Notre-Dame de la GardeDarina

You will see all the city from the highest point in Marseille.

Notre-Dame de la Garde
#5Buy Marseille soap in MarseilleBuy Marseille soapoddviser

Traditional French handmade soap was first manufactured in Marseille. It was made only of natural products without the addition of animal fats.

€3
#6Try bouillabaisse in MarseilleTry bouillabaisseoddviser

An ancient French legend says that this fish soup goddess Aphrodite prepared to her lover in order to give him strength and energy for the whole day.

#7Buy fresh oysters in the Old Port in MarseilleBuy fresh oysters in the Old Portoddviser

The Marseille fish market with the freshest seafood opens right on the Old Port's square daily at the morning.

The Old Port
#8Climb to the St. Mary's Lighthouse in MarseilleClimb to the St. Mary's Lighthouseoddviser

A white 21-meter high limestone served as a landmark for seafarers and fishermen looking for a road to their native harbor since 1855.

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#9Taste the navett cookies in MarseilleTaste the navett cookiesoddviser

Navette is a traditional cookie in the shape of a boat, which is baked in the oldest bakery of Marseilles - the Four des Navettes.

€3Four des Navettes bakery
#10See the Marseille harbor from the fort's walls in MarseilleSee the Marseille harbor from the fort's wallsMelissa Clark

The harbor and the old port of Marseille are incredibly beautiful.

Fort Saint-Jean
#11Take an excursion to the calanques in MarseilleTake an excursion to the calanquesoddviser

Calanques or in translation from French small narrow bays, unexplored beaches and rocky coasts you can find all over Marseilles.

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#12Take a walk true the Pannier quarter in MarseilleTake a walk true the Pannier quarteroddviser

Earlier the quarter considered to be the most criminal area in Marseilles, but now its a popular place to visit.

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#13Visit the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean in MarseilleVisit the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterraneanoddviser

A magnificent place with a modern museum side by side with the ancient San Jean fort.

€35Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations
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