Beautiful, enticing, dynamic – Marseille has established itself as a must-see tourist destination thanks to its heritage and traditions and an extensive list of activities for all. And it comes as no surprise that Marseille has been voted the European Capital of Sport for 2017. Not only was the city a great host during the EURO 2016 but it also has a wealth of sporting facilities and beautiful beaches for those looking to enjoy an active holiday break.
TOP 4 FOR 2017
European Capital of Sport 2017
Marseille, European Capital of Sport 2017 – The “Capital year” will provide visitors with a large choice of sport events throughout the year.
Re-discover the Great Sea Expeditions
Beginning in May 2017, three different museums in Marseille will take visitors through the glorious history of the great sea expeditions. Marseille will proudly display the discoveries of Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus, and Sinbad, ending in January 2018 with Jack London’s journey through the Pacific seas. Bon voyage!
Cité Radieuse by Le Corbusier
The Cité Radieuse is one of 17 structures designed by architect Le Corbusier and recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Travel back in time and visit one of the Cité’s apartments, which has remained unchanged, with a guided tour made available to the public.
Tourist guide Alexandra Blanc-Véa takes visitors around the Cours Julien, Marseille most artistic neighbourhood, to discover and learn more about Street Art and contemporary art galleries.
NEED TO KNOW
City Pass Marseille – the smart way to get the most of Marseille. Transport options, a great selection of museums, and the city’s best activities are included in the 24-, 48-, or 72- hour options, with different fares for adults and kids.
FOR THE DIARY
- 10 – 16 April World Windsurfing Championship
- 22 July Tour de France – Time trial stage of 20km around Marseille at the Orange Vélodrome stadium
- 01 July Summer Stadium Festival – Electronic music – Orange Vélodrome Stadium
- 19 – 29 July Marseille Jazz – International jazz festival