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Top unexpected guided tours in Marseille

How about discovering Marseille from a different angle, far away from clichés? Our guides conférenciers propose 5 unusual experiences, cheerful, leisure activities, informative and even tasty.  For all public… young and old. Five guided visits, five different looks onto Marseille passing by the cinema, water, stones, oriental gardens and the soil.

Marseille “fait son cinéma”

Here we have an invitation for “lovers” of the 7e art to immerse into a natural decoration of mythical scenes filmed in the Phocaean the history city. Starting at the cathedral of La Major, your guide will lead you to the old port by punctuating  visit and excerpts. On the program the Sagas like “Taxi”, the films which had been awarded a price with “Marius et Jeannette” and not to forget the international productions like “La mémoire est dans la peau” with Matt Damon. Cinema in Marseille is as well a witness of social and urban distress.



Guided visit – two voices – at the Botanical Garden of Borely

A guide to tell you the history of this remarkable scenery right in the heart of Marseille, a  botanist to present the 3000 different species of plants which came from all over the world. Wonders of nature distributed throughout a Japanese garden, a Chinese garden and a Mediterranean gardenMedicinal plants, a “Palmetum”, a greenhouse South Africa…. Enough to ravish the artist-herbalist for one day, who, holding  pencil, pastel or charcoal in his hands, catches the motif to paint from life.


Bold contemporary architecture in the Harbour of Marseille

Rudy Ricciotti, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, these Masters of Architecure of the twenty-first century have built remarkable works to celebrate the renaissance of the Harbour of Marseille. Museums, offices or apartment buildings support the dynamics of economic recovery. While strolling from the Old Port to the Joliette district, the heart of the Euroméditerranée project, your conference guide will share with you the secrets and the keys to apprehend these great constructions of our time. like CMA CGM Tower or Mucem.


The water question in Marseille throughout the ages

Marseille is often believed to be nothing but dryland. Nevertheless, it’s water deficiencies have been circumvented by the ingenuity of men starting with the cisterns of the first Greeks. That progressive ingenuity has enabled the tiny Phoenician city to become a major industrial centre. A city center tour to discover how the inhabitants were able to grasp, manage and later dominate this vital resource. We will drift from wells to fountains until the spectacular arrival of the Marseille Canal: the Longchamp Palace.


The belly-tour of Marseille

A delight for everyone that likes good food : with your guide, get to the M.I.N., the National Interest Market of the Arnavaux, during it’s rush hour in the early morning, for an immersive visit in the northern part of the city. A rare privilege, this place, usually limited to culinary professionals, opens its doors to the curious visitors. More than 400,000 tonnes of fresh produce from the world transit through this  « city within the city. » On the menu, meeting the special workplace as well as many taste discoveries.


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