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Marseille (Provence), France

The largest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille is France's second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is also a place of striking contrasts, from the fishing boats and pleasure craft of the picturesque Vieux Port to the modern Canebiere. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d'If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Explore the countryside around Arles and Avignon, immortalized in the canvases of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso.

Points of Interest

  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Avignon
  • Marseille and Notre Dame de la Garde
  • Pont du Gard
  • Arles
  • Lourmarin
  • Roussillon
  • Les Baux de Provence

More about Marseille (Provence), France Points of Interest

  • Aix-en-Provence -

    The former medieval capital of Provence boasts a 12th-century cathedral, Saint-Sauveur d'Aix, an Archbishop's Palace and a medieval clock-tower. Fun for shoppers, there are many markets and shops to browse.

  • Avignon -

    Avignon is home to the Palace of the Popes, which has been the residence of nine popes from 1309 to 1378, during their exile from Rome, plus the arched Pont d'Avignon bridge, which dates back to 1171.

  • Marseille and Notre Dame de la Garde -

    Enjoy Marseille's Cornice coastal road, the bustling Le Vieux Port, the neo-Byzantine Cathedral de la Major, and the 19th-century Notre-Dame de la Garde, a beautiful Basilica overlooking the city.

  • Pont du Gard -

    This world famous three-tiered ancient Roman aqueduct bridge, dates back to 40 A.D., and crosses the shallow Gard River. It used to carry around 44 million gallons of water a day from Uzès to Nîmes.

  • Arles -

    Founded by the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar in the year 46 B.C., this picture-perfect town was home to Vincent Van Gogh for nearly one year, during which he painted over 100 canvases from 1888 to 1889.

  • Lourmarin -

    Lourmarin sits at the foot of the charming Luberon mountain range

  • Roussillon -

    One of the prettiest villages of the Luberon range, lively Roussillon is situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world, boasting cliffs made of yellow, red and white sands..

  • Les Baux de Provence -

     It has a spectacular position in the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop that is crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south.

32 Excursions

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Best of Avignon & Palace of the Popes

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-100 M R S - 1 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $184.95

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Avignon & Le Pont du Gard

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-105 M R S - 1 0 5

Moderate Activity

From $124.95

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Best of Aix en Provence & Marseille

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-106 M R S - 1 0 6

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $169.95

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Arles & Les Baux de Provence

8.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-110 M R S - 1 1 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $169.95

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Lourmarin & L' Isle-Sur-Sorgue

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-120 M R S - 1 2 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $154.95

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Aix-en Provence & Notre-Dame de la Garde

7.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-125 M R S - 1 2 5

Strenuous Activity

From $139.95

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Chateau de Lourmarin & Roussillon

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-150 M R S - 1 5 0

Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $199.95

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Local Connections: Olive Growing Farm & Tasting with Owner Mill de la Coquille

7.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-155 M R S - 1 5 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $214.95

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Marseille's Four Main Highlights & Free Time

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-180 M R S - 1 8 0

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From $99.95

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Aix-en-Provence & Lourmarin On Your Own

7.25 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-185 M R S - 1 8 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $94.95

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Easy Marseille by Double Decker Bus

2 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-190 M R S - 1 9 0

Easy Activity

From $99.95

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City Drive & Notre-Dame de la Garde

3.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-200 M R S - 2 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $79.95

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Easy City Drive & La Corniche

3.25 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-290 M R S - 2 9 0

Easy Activity

From $79.95

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Aix en Provence - Cheese & Wine Tasting

4 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-300 M R S - 3 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $164.95

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Late Riser - Aix en Provence & Marseille

6.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-308 M R S - 3 0 8

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $114.95

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Guided Hike in the Footsteps of Cezanne

5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-380 M R S - 3 8 0

Strenuous Activity

From $94.95

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Luberon Villages & Lavender Museum

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-385 M R S - 3 8 5

Moderate Activity

From $104.95

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Marseille Bike Adventure

5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-400 M R S - 4 0 0

Strenuous Activity

From $214.95

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National Geographic Day Tours: The Story of Pastis, an Iconic French Aperitif

4.45 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-450 M R S - 4 5 0

Moderate Activity

From $164.95

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Discovery Family Avignon & Palace of the Popes

9 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-600 M R S - 6 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $169.95

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Magnificent Camargue

7.25 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-700 M R S - 7 0 0

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From $144.95

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DISCOVERY FAMILY: CALANQUES SNORKEL ADVENTURE

4.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-860 M R S - 8 6 0

Strenuous Activity

From $259.95

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Discovery Family: Calanques Exploration by Electric Bike

4.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-865 M R S - 8 6 5

Strenuous Activity

From $284.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-900 M R S - 9 0 0

Easy Activity

From $2104.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-905 M R S - 9 0 5

Easy Activity

From $2054.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-910 M R S - 9 1 0

Easy Activity

From $1469.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-915 M R S - 9 1 5

Easy Activity

From $1309.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (Driver Only)

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-920 M R S - 9 2 0

Easy Activity

From $1684.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (Driver Only)

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-925 M R S - 9 2 5

Easy Activity

From $1474.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (Driver Only)

4 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-930 M R S - 9 3 0

Easy Activity

From $1099.95

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Marseille by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (Driver Only)

4 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-935 M R S - 9 3 5

Easy Activity

From $839.95

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Best of Aix en Provence and Marseille for Small Groups

8 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-999 M R S - 9 9 9

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $209.95

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