Le Panier, Marseille

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Le Panier, Marseille: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Colorbus: Panoramic tour of Marseille by Hop-On Hop-Off bus

    1. Colorbus: Panoramic tour of Marseille by Hop-On Hop-Off bus

    Take a step up and visit Marseille differently. During this unique open-air experience, you'll get to see Marseille's monuments from a new angle. Hop on a panoramic bus tour and don't miss anything, even if you only have a little time. In the heart of France's sunniest city, Colorbüs tourist buses will accompany you on your visits: the Old Port, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Cathedral of La Major, the Corniche J.F. Kennedy, the Vallon des Auffes, and many more… Don't miss any of Marseille's must-see attractions. Get on and off the bus as often as you like and explore the tourist sites, the ancient monuments of Marseille, go shopping, or stay on the bus for a full loop to get a complete idea of the city, where all its secrets will be revealed to you thanks to the quality audio guide offered onboard the tourist bus. Discover the city as the people of Marseille know it, ful...

    Would be more where can buy ticket (in bus, kiosk, on the web etc.) and which payment method is acceptable (cash, paypal, card etc.)

  • Marseille: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Secret Panier Tour

    2. Marseille: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Secret Panier Tour

    Explore Marseille's highlights with this panoramic bus tour that allows you to hop on and off at multiple stops. Hop off whenever you want to discover the charming Panier district via an audio-guided walking tour on your smartphone. Panoramic Tour of Marseille by Hop-on Hop-Off Bus

    Enjoy 360° panoramic views of the city of Marseille and audio-guided commentary on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Receive a 24-hour pass and hop on and off freely at 14 stops.

    Get off the bus close to must-see sites such as Fort Saint Nicolas, Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Harbor Master's office, and more. Discover the city at your own pace, and learn more about the city and its monuments. Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour

    Alight at the Vieux Port stop to start a 1-hour audio-guided walking tour of the quaint Panier district where the...

  • Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

    3. Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

    Your tour starts with a short training session on how to operate your personal transporter. Once you feel confident on your Segway, you and your professional Segway instructor will head off on your incredible adventure of the beautiful city.  You'll pass by Cathedrale de la Major, the Mucem and the Old Port before climbing up to Notre Dame de La Garde, a must-see in Marseille. On arrival, marvel at the splendid view of the city and its surroundings. You'll have time to visit the cathedral and after a short photo stop, you'll go down to the Abbey of St Victor before heading back to the meeting point. The Segway takes you on an original and fun adventure, making you feel like you're on a magic carpet ride. Join the tour, and discover the best spots in the city with an innovative and eco-friendly machine which is fun for everyone. 

    This tour was amazing! The views were spectacular and the guide was very entertaining. Highly recommend!!

  • Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

    4. Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

    The tour starts with a short training session given by your certified guide on how to safely operate your personal transporter. During this tour you'll travel through the authentic Panier district with your Segway, passing by the Cathedrale Major of Marseille, the Museum of Mediterranean Culture and the Old Port. All tours are guided by a professional Segway instructor. The Segway takes you on an original and fun adventure to make you feel like you're on a magic carpet ride, so go discover the best spots in the city with an innovative and eco friendly machine that's fun for everyone!

    Amazing visit. A must do in Marseille…discovered some great vistas of Marseille and our guide Abdoul was just wonderful

  • Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

    5. Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

    Make travel as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Marseille from a local guide eager to share all the tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood as you learn insider tips such as the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city confident that you have all the information you need.

    I’m glad for the great tour. I saw the many faces of Marseille and tasted the best coffee and food I got the best advices from a great guide. Merci beaucoup, Franck!

  • Marseille Tour du Fada: City & Seaside Grand by E-Bike

    6. Marseille Tour du Fada: City & Seaside Grand by E-Bike

    Enjoy Marseille and the city's main points of interest in only 4 hours, with an electric bike. "Fada" here in Marseille means "touched by the fairies", "crazy" or "mad", it's a well-known expression in Marseille. You will be able to contemplate and even take photos of the following sites:

    • The Panier Neighborhood (the oldest district of Marseille)
    • The Major Cathedral
    • The new MuCem Museum area
    • The Old Port (the main place in Marseille)
    • The Pharo (where you have a beautiful view of the Old Port)
    • Malmousque Little Port
    • The Vallon des Auffes
    • The Kennedy Corniche
    • Notre Dame de la Garde (the "bonne mère")
    • The Abbaye of Saint Victor
    There will also be a break of 10 to 20 minutes at Notre Dame de la Garde, allowing you to visit, admire and take panoramic pictures of the city. 

    Great way to see Marseilles, and Anthony was an excellent guide! Highly recommended!

  • Marseille: Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour

    7. Marseille: Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour

    Discover Le Panier, the historic district of Marseille with a village feel. The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends. During this 1h audio-guided walking tour, go to the Old Port, just in front of the City Hall. Learn how the little Massalia was born, a town that became a city and then Marseille in Roman times. Discover the must-see Saint Nicolas and Saint Jean forts, and the "Bonne Mère" Basilica, loved by locals. Walk along the Old Port before reaching the oldest house of Marseille, one of the only survivors of the sad second world war. Enter the heart of the Panier district and notice a change in scenery. The houses are old, narrow, and colorful, and there’s a village feeling right here in the heart of the city. You will learn the local culi...

    What a beautiful experience. I love doing audio walking tours and this one was fantastic. I chose to walk at the end of the day while the streets were still quite lively and the Panier district was bathed in golden light. The facts, curiosities and stories presented in the audito tour were delightful and fun. The commentary was very fun and they even suggest places to eat and shop. Abosulte top activity to do in Marseille!!

  • Marseille: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    8. Marseille: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    See the sights of Marseille at your own pace and according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download an audio guide onto your MP3 player and receive a fully detailed map to help you explore. The marvelous city of Marseille is a one of a kind town that has a rich history but has a modern feel to it. This audio tour will take you through the old streets of the Panier District where you will see the modern Opera House which hosts many theatre productions since its renovation, as well as buildings that have withstood the World Wars. Continue on to view the Old Port, Town Hall, Pharo Palace, Notre Dame de la Garde, the Old Charity, Diamond House, Fish Market and the Inverted Mirror, La Canebiere, Cours Julien, Ferry Boat, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Notre Dame de la Major Cathedrale, Remnants Garden, Lafayette Galleries and Rue St Ferreol.

  • Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

    9. Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

    Experience Marseille and its city center by exploring the district of Noailles. Taste all of the unique food specialties from the region including the local's favorite snack, the panisse, and the mandatory aperitif, the famous pastis. Discover and taste food from many countries: Greek, Arab, Italian, Lebanese and French food, of course. Smell the delightful odors of all these little restaurants as you stroll through the streets. Listen to the different languages and accents of all these people from everywhere and appreciate the true melting pot of cultures in Marseille.  Along the way, learn about the rich history and traditions of this colorful, gastronomic city.

  • Marseille: Old Town Exploration Game

    10. Marseille: Old Town Exploration Game

    Discover Marseille’s Old Town district full of vibrant street art, cozy boutiques, and overflowing with history as you play a game around the city. Untangle the past of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Marseille. See some of the most fascinating urban gems like the Fort Saint-Jean and the MUCEM Museum. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Be lead through the streets of the oldest city in France, brimming with architectural magic. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 1.5 hours. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

    Some questions have problems. For example, the question asking for French values asked for three words but answer is only one word! But overall not a bad way to spend a few hours in a new city. I will certainly try more in future.

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What people are saying about Le Panier, Marseille

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 898 reviews

What a beautiful experience. I love doing audio walking tours and this one was fantastic. I chose to walk at the end of the day while the streets were still quite lively and the Panier district was bathed in golden light. The facts, curiosities and stories presented in the audito tour were delightful and fun. The commentary was very fun and they even suggest places to eat and shop. Abosulte top activity to do in Marseille!!

A very interessting and wonderfull tour with my guide Abadou who knows his city very well. Very patient (my first segway tour),he is a good teacher,very considerate and attentive. A real gentleman with a good sense of humor. To recommend! 5 Stars Thank you Abadou!

The walk was great, we visited Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica. The bus makes several stops so you can visit and take it back whenever you want, once the ticket has been purchased it is valid until 5 p.m. you can take it at the time you want

I’m glad for the great tour. I saw the many faces of Marseille and tasted the best coffee and food I got the best advices from a great guide. Merci beaucoup, Franck!

Amazing visit. A must do in Marseille…discovered some great vistas of Marseille and our guide Abdoul was just wonderful