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Château d'If

Château d'If

This is France’s very own Alcatraz, built in 1527 and used as a prison in the 17th century. This place was the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas’ novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”.
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

The defining symbol of Marseille, towers on a hilltop 154 metres above the city, with the gilded statue of the Virgin Mary stretching skywards. The views from up here are simply stunning.
Vieux Port Fish Market

Vieux Port Fish Market

There is a bustling fish market in the Vieux Port well worth exploring. The intense smell of fish and salty sea contribute to making this experience one you will not forget. Why not buy some fresh fish and cook the Marseille specialty “Bouillabaisse”?
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Abbaye Saint Victor

Abbaye Saint Victor is Marseille’s oldest church. The abbey is built by the graves of Marseille’s first martyrs. This church is claimed to be well worth a visit.
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Le Musée d'Histoire de Marseille

This is an interesting and well visited museum with artefacts stretching back to the foundation of the city and. You can find it ideally located next to the Old Port.
Prado Beach

Prado Beach

Located at the end of the corniche is Marseille’s main sand beach. With a steady breeze, the beach is excellent for kite-flying or a first windsurfing lesson.
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Parc Borély

Parc Borély is a stunning 40 hectare park situated near Prado beach. As well as the 18th-century château, there are the superbly well maintained English, French and botanical gardens and a rowing lake.
Musée des Docks Romains

Musée des Docks Romains

Musée des Docks Romains is situated on the site of a Roman docks warehouse discovered after the war. Here you can find a range of impressive artefacts on display which were discovered when the old harbour was rebuilt.
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