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Free Things To Do In Marseille

Marseille is a truly beautiful port city in the south of France and has been a popular tourist destination for many years now.

While it might not be quite as popular as Paris or Monaco for example, it still exudes an incredible charm and is well worth adding to your travel bucket list.

If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Marseille but you’re not sure where to begin, check out our list of the 10 best free attractions in Marseille for inspiration!

You can also find the top-rated paid attractions in Marseille too!

Free Attractions in Marseille

Top Rated Marseille Attractions

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Parc Longchamp

Parc Longchamp is one of the best free attractions in Marseille if you’re looking to spend an hour or two wandering around the grand gardens.

Inside the park, you’ll also find the Palace Longchamp which was built in the 19th century to commemorate the abolishment of a huge cholera epidemic within Marseille.

Nowadays, the park is a place that’s ideal for the whole family to spend a few hours away...

Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket and Self-Guided Tour in Marseille

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  • Skip the frequently extensive lines to the Mucem, a national museum located in Marseille. Discover the history of the Mediterranean world, one of the cradles of European civilization. The Mucem offers visitors the possibility to discover the multi-faceted nature of the Mediterranean world and its ancient foundations.

    Step back in time and...read more
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

Renowned as being the most iconic and most spectacular building in Marseille, the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde is definitely a place that you need on your travel itinerary while in the city.

The Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde sits at the highest point in the city, so not only is it a place well worth visiting to see its grand structure, but it also offers lush views over the city too.

The climb to the top takes you up...

Marseille City Pass

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  • As a tourist and cultural passport, the Marseille City Pass is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. This pass is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover Marseille with an all-inclusive...read more
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Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

Did you know that back in 2013, Marseille was voted as the European Capital of Culture

At this time, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations was unveiled and has since become an important part of Marseille’s tourist industry.

While you do have to pay to visit the exhibits inside the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, you are free to roam around inside the lobby and take a glimpse into what...

Marseille Walking Tour - Le Panier

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  • Join us to explore this wonderful city aged of 2.600 years on a two hours walking tour through "LE PANIER", Marseille's historic neighborhood. Starting with the beautiful old port, a natural cove and the birthplace of the city, this is where it all...read more
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Parc Borély

If you enjoy immersing yourself in the local cultures of a city whenever you travel somewhere new, and you like to imitate the behaviour of local residents, then a visit to Parc Borély is the perfect thing to add to your Marseille itinerary.

Parc Borély is a place in the city that’s incredibly popular with joggers, runners and all-round athletes.

However, if exercise isn’t really your thing when...

Brunch Calanques Day Cruise

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    This is tour that makes sure that travelers are able to explore Cambridge on foot. It promises to be a revealing tour that takes you through the best parts of the city. Travelers will be led by qualified Cambridge guides who are best suited to leading travelers through the colleges. Take note that the details of each tour can
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Massif des Calanques

If you want to spend some time appreciating the natural beauty of Marseille, then a visit to Massif des Calanques is something that will be perfectly suited to you.

Known as one of the best free attractions in Marseille and indeed in the whole of France for their remarkable natural beauty, the Calanques are sea creeks that are great for hiking.

This free attraction in Marseille is best advised against if you’re travelling...

Discovery of the coves of the Blue Coast by boat

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  • Discover the Mediterranean coast, for free excursions to the Calanques of the Côte-Bleue, the Frioul Islands, the Château d'If and its legendary tenant, the Old Port of Marseille ... Cultural heritage and natural wonders (its endemic fauna and flora) are within your reach otherwise. Whether you like swimming, diving, visiting or just lounging...read more
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Marché Capucins

Open every day from Monday to Saturday, Marché Capucins is an awesome market in the city centre of Marseille that’s definitely well worth a visit.

Home to a plethora of herbs, spices and produce, Marché Capucins is just one of the places in Marseille that’s renowned for its African culture influence.

You don’t even need to have any intention of purchasing anything when you visit Marché...

Boat and snorkeling in the Mediterranean Sea - 3 days tour

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  • Discover the Mediterranean Sea while sailing
    Great opportunity to see marine life
    Snorkeling in the most beautiful waters of the Mediterranean
    French Riviera
    Sun and...read more

Colorbus Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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    It's time to enjoy a full experience of the pyramids of Giza on this full-day tour accompanied by a guide. During the tour, you'll be allowed entry into one of the pyramids, able to ride a camel, or pay a visit to the Giza Solar Boat Museum. The next part of the tour will take you to Sakkara, the final resting place of the Pharaohs.
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Marseille E-Bike Shore Excursion to Calanques National Parc

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    This is a walking tour that shows you around some of the most beautiful Cambridge colleges and the important parts of the city. Travelers will be fed with interesting stories about the colleges, notable alumni, and even interesting stories about the city that you'll not find in books anywhere. The tour will take you back in
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Brunch Calanques Day Cruise

clock Duration: 5 hours
    This is tour that makes sure that travelers are able to explore Cambridge on foot. It promises to be a revealing tour that takes you through the best parts of the city. Travelers will be led by qualified Cambridge guides who are best suited to leading travelers through the colleges. Take note that the details of each tour can
read more

Aix en Provence and Cassis Small Group Tour from Marseille

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    This tour is a great way for you to spend those extra days that you'll have during your visit to Egpyt. The trip will really expose you to a lot. Action attractions that you'll get to visit include Khal El-Khalili Bazaar where you can get to shop for some souvenirs, the beautiful millennia-old tombs, and lion-bodied Sphinx, and the
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Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon Small Group Day Tour from Marseille

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    How do you guarantee your safe and smooth arrival into the country from Cairo International Airport? This tour is a great choice for you. Travelers will be transported in private, air-conditioned vehicles. They will also be driven by experts. This service is constantly accessible and is available all-year-round.
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Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Marseille

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  • Aix en Provence is the most romantic town of Provence, Cassis, colorful village by the sea and a drive thru Marseille, the oldest town in...read more

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Provence

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  • Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot

    Connect with a local professional photographer in Provence and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Provence, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful,...read more
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