Marseille is the second most populous city in France and considered the oldest. Marseille has lots to offer cruisers, including excavations that have found dwellings dating back to 6,000 BC. The city was founded by Greeks in 600 BC as a trading port, and even today Marseilles remains an important trading (and cruising!) port. This ancient city is thoroughly modern with tall buildings and a boom of technology businesses. On your cruise to Marseille, make sure to experience both the ancient and modern in this French marvel. Featured below are a few of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Marseille, France:
- Explore the avant garde Unite d’ Habitation apartment complex designed by Le Corbusier.
- Visit the white limestone islands of Iles de Frioul where you can lounge on the beaches and check out the wildlife.
- Visit the Old Port, also known as Vieux Por, to see fisherman auction off their catches.
- Tour the Grobet-Labadie Furniture Museum to view furniture from Louis the XV and XVI, along with sculptures and paintings from European artists.
- Have a traditional Marseilles bouillabaisse, which is a fish stew containing three varieties of fish. Traditionally the fish and broth are served separately and comes with bread with a mayonnaise based sauce called rouille.