vacances en famille BOUCHES DU RHONE

Marseille

Make sure your calves are well prepared because they’re going to be doing a lot of uphill walking! You’ll also need to be patient with your pushchairs because the pavements can be very narrow at times!!!!! But above all, have a great time : Marseille is no nice ans so magic ..

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Le Préau des Accoules
Le Préau des Accoules
This is an absolute must for children living in Marseille. Right in the middle of the Panier district, it is a museum/exhibition space designed specially for children. The centre organises two or thre...
Hôtel Carré-Vieux Port   hotel
Hôtel Carré-Vieux Port
From early 2010, the rooms have been entirely renovated and provide high standard quality products : fulfil lights, welcome tray with coffee/tea/biscuits, 32” flat screen TV high definition with Can...
 Hard Rock Cafe Marseille  Marseille
Hard Rock Cafe Marseille
Good place to eat with children : a menu they like (burgers, hot dog or chicken with fries) and an activity book to draw during the meal. 7,95 euros the menu. And of course high chairs ...
 Restaurant with kids  Marseille
Restaurant with kids
Good adress close to the "Vieux Port". Inside, a kids corner with a blackboard and some toys. Meals are really good for all the family : all cooked with fresh products from Provence.
 Café Borely  Marseille
Café Borely
A really nice place to eat with children. You are close to Château Borely, that is just a beautiful aera. There, every thing is done for families : drawing books, high chair, and the menu. Children and you eat well, eat good.
Le Four des Navettes  Marseille
Le Four des Navettes
This oven is practically an institution! It’s in the oldest baker’s in Marseille (1781), which invented the famous «navette», a boat-shaped biscuit found all over Provence. They are still cooked in the original oven and the shop smells really delicious...



www.fourdesnavettes.com

If castle  Marseille
If castle
This is a very famous prison, the very one where Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Christo was held. You can get there by ferry from the old port.



Notre Dame de la Garde  Marseille
Notre Dame de la Garde
This is the real high point, literally and methaphorically, of Marseille: from it there is a breathtaking view of the islands, the Mediterranean and the city. The actual basilica is to Marseille what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, so you just have to visit it! Inside you’ll find an impressive number of votive offerings...



Pastré castle  Marseille
Pastré castle
This splendid 19th century Provencal country house now houses a porcelain museum. To reach the Chateau you go through the beautiful Pastré park.



Le Vieux Port  Marseille
Le Vieux Port
What a surprise to find the old port at anchor right in the middle of town! Not to be missed: a morning stroll along the quayside, where there are lots of fish sellers: atmosphere and smells aplenty guaranteed!



Velodrome stadium  Marseille
Velodrome stadium
Hardly needs an introduction! And if your boys are football mad, find out how you can visit the Stadium from the Tourist Office.



Frioul Islands  Marseille
Frioul Islands
The Chateau d'If belongs to this group of islands too: the two others are connected by a sea wall. One of the islands has a former hospital where sailors suffering from an epidemic were quarantined...



L'Abbaye de Saint Victor  Marseille
L'Abbaye de Saint Victor
This is Marseille’s oldest shrine. The relics of Saint Lazare are to be found in the crypt. Excellent view of the St Jean and St Nicolas forts.



Le vallon des Auffes  Marseille
Le vallon des Auffes
Former fishing village which has managed to remain really typical. Little port below the corniche, where you can still see the traditional fishing boats called ‘pointus’, (in English ‘pointed’).



February  Marseille
February
Candlemas Festival, including the Black Madonna procession, from the old port (Vieux Port) to St. Victor’s Abbey (Abbaye de Saint Victor) – if you’re an early riser, that is, as the procession starts at 5am... Blessing of the famous boat-shaped biscuits called «navettes», inspired by the arrival of the Saint Maries by boat.

www.marseille-tourisme.com

  Marseille
April
Carnival: huge horse parade on the Avenue du Prado, with around 4,000 participants and finishing with an enormous «farandole» (country dance where everyone joins in, a bit like in a conga) at Borely park.

www.marseille-tourisme.com

  Marseille
June
Les voiles du Vieux Port (Sails in the old port): magnificent yachts steeped in history take part in this regatta, which takes place over 4 days in Marseille’s harbour, making a fabulous show for all concerned.

www.lesvoilesduvieuxport.com

September  Marseille
September
Septembre en mer (September Seas): to help you to discover the sea’s hidden treasures, assorted associations (including ‘l’office de la mer’, or ‘sea office’) are organising all sorts of sea-connected activities and entertainment, including culture, heritage, water sports and leisure pursuits.

www.septembreenmer.com

December  Marseille
December
Christmas market with ‘santons’ fair (Provençal Christmas crib figures)

www.marseille-tourisme.com

December/January  Marseille
December/January
Christmas crib scenes: beautiful cribs to see in the churches of Notre Dame de la Garde and Abbaye de Saint Victor.

Tourist and Conference Office
All the info you need for tourism and culture in the area. 11, la Canebière 13001 Marseille, Metro Station «Vieux Port». Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 7pm, Sundays and bank holidays 10am – 5pm.

www.marseille-tourisme.com

Marseille Provence Airport
You can fly to 152 towns from Marseille. There are shuttle services from the airport to towns in the surrounding area (Marseille, Aix en Provence, Salon de Provence etc.)

www.marseille.aeroport.fr