Palais du Pharo

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Palais du Pharo: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

    1. 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 to Calanques: Full-Day Electric Bike Trip

    2. Marseille to Calanques: Full-Day Electric Bike Trip

    Ride from Marseille to Calanques National Park on a full-day electric bike tour. Cycle with little effort for 35 kilometers, enjoying the wild beauty that lies on the outskirts of Marseille. Stop for breaks that include a meal in a local restaurant (at your own expense), some time to swim and a game of pétanque. During the tour you’ll visit the following places: The Pharo The Vallon of Auffes The Corniche du Président John Fitzgérald Kennedy Prado Beach The fishing village of Goudes Maronaise Beach Callelongue Cove The Pastré or Borely Park Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica Stop for breaks en route: Swimming break at Maronnaise wild beach (unsupervised) Restaurant or sandwich break Petanque game in a park Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica visit

    Cindy was a fun and incredible bike guide for this tour. We saw the most beautiful parts of Marseille and biked along the gorgeous coastline. She offered plenty of helpful advice for us on things to do during the rest of our weekend trip. Must do!

  • Marseille: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    3. 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.

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What people are saying about Palais du Pharo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Very well organized, with pick-up from the ship; only small group of 8 people; Very nice tour guide from Munich showed us a lot of "his" Marseille in a varied way. Bicycles weren't the most modern, but they ran like clockwork. The son (15 years) in particular was absolutely delighted with this excursion.

Cindy was a fun and incredible bike guide for this tour. We saw the most beautiful parts of Marseille and biked along the gorgeous coastline. She offered plenty of helpful advice for us on things to do during the rest of our weekend trip. Must do!

complete visit of Marseille with Swimming in the creeks. Our guide Lucie was lovely. Always a little story to tell. this day was really nice

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

Great way to see the city. Only wish there were more dedicated bike lanes.