10 am – Meet your English speaking driver guide in the lobby of your hotel and departure for a full day tour of Marseille and Cassis.At first, you will enjoy the city of Marseille
First enjoy a visit of the of “Le vieux Panier”.
Surging up from the north quay of the Old Port, its tall, narrow houses draped with washing lines and criss-crossed by steep steps with gutters running down the middle, Marseille's Old Town, or Panier, is steeped in history.
his was the site first settled by the Greeks who founded the city of Massalia, as it was known then, in 600 BC and has welcomed successive waves of immigration ever since, initially from Italy and Corsica, more recently from everywhere from South America and North Africa to Vietnam and the Comoro Islands, near Madagascar
The Panier's expansion was funded by rich traders in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries ("panier" means "the basket" and comes from a 17th century inn, Le Logis du Panier, located on what's now the Rue du Panier).
Some elements of this era survive (see below), but great swathes of the Panier were destroyed during the Second World War, when its labyrinthine warren was a haven for Resistance fighters, Jews and Communists: in short, all those who embodied Marseille's feisty, freedom-loving spirit.
Lunch at leisure, your guide will recommend you the best places on site according to your tastes and requests.
Then departure for a Sightseeing tour and stop at Notre Dame de La garde.
You will discover Marseilles and "la Canebière", the “Palais Longchamp”, the cathedral "La Major", "Panier Hill" and then "le Vieux Port" Onto, "Notre Dame de la Garde" seated at the top of the hill, you will have the most beautiful view of Marseille harbour and its "fort Saint-Jean and Saint-Nicolas"
You will then go down towards "The Corniche" and eventually get to the "Vallon des Auffes", little fishing port which has lasted well against modern timesFinally discover Cassis
This little seaside resort is snuggled at the foot of a very tall cliff called Cap Canaille. Cassis is a wonderful place to stroll about with its picturesque fishing port lined with cafes and restaurants.
The city built with its streets going up and down has lovely old quarters with an elegant hotel de ville on the shady square, where the inhabitants came to cool off and play "petanque" on summer nights
6 pm – End of the tour back at your hotel.