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Marseille's old port, once a great commercial center for boats arriving from Africa, has recently experienced a dramatic revitalization as a destination for cruise ships.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13002 Marseille, France
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Reviewed today

These big old French places hold some great accommodation......therefore great value for money. We walked a lot and the place is within ( in our view ) easy access of transport, the Metro , the train station and so the airport. It was very hot...More

Thank GaryfromNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Almost essential to visit this place on any visit to Marseille. Good interesting walks in the area and history. The museum is free. We visited during Bastille Day and the Works Cup weekend. The place was a buzz with activity and atmosphere

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A port. You see hundreds around the world. In fact, a lack of magic for this one. My oppinion anyway. Side streets stunk too. Don't come to Marseille to see just the port. On the bright side, any celebration will happen in there. I saw...More

Thank Varel_Fristensky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really the best place to be - for drinks, dinner, exploring or sailing. I’ve stayed here on a boat and in a hotel and it’s the best place to be on Bastille Day - July 14th

Thank 676claref
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosmopolitan, busy and full of bars, pubs and restaurants. Be careful with your choice of where to eat though! Some are excellent and some are awful. We found the best food along the northern side of the harbour.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vieux Port that means the old port in English is the most historic place of Marseille that dates back to the Romans and Greeks. There is a museum of the Roman shipyard and docks. There are the entrance forts built during the Reign of...More

Thank Dimitri K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, after visiting many European cities, the view of the Old Port is a must see, just unique. It is just beautiful and it has a special aura from any point of the Port you look at it.

Thank D182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After we left the bus from the cruise-ship, we decided to make a trip on the little tourist train. That was a nice experience. From the top, where the cathedral is situated, we ha a wonderful wiew of the whole city of Marseilles.

Thank abakkseter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The heart of Marseille. Beautiful to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere, the guys selling fish off their boats. do not expect it to be a solitary visit - the place is full of queues of people taking boat trips, lots of restaurants, there its...More

Thank 77Kris77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited there on June 18. It’s very nice place for tourists.There were many restaurants near by. Also fantastic picturesque view there. It’s must see place in Marseille.

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January 5, 2018|
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Response from Ben C | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I cruised to Marseille cruise port in October 2017. We thought the cruise bus at Euro15 was a bit high and found a bus stop within 6~8mins walking distance. Just follow the colour line on the road and it would... More
January 5, 2018|
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Response from lesliefr2016 | Reviewed this property |
Take the shuttle bus! The large port is not the same as the “old port/vieux port.” Though you may be able to save a few €uros, finding a cab/uber and getting to the city center/bourse or Vieux Port is not a simple task and... More
carol m
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Gaetano A | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling and stay for the day I recommend the train. It takes about 50 minutes to arrive at destination and costs roughly between €14-€20 per person. There are 5 trips per day you could check the time table for... More