Marseille was named the Cultural Center of Europe in 2015, which was the culmination of the completion of several stunning feats of architecture which really put the city on the map. It will be apparent during your visit why this designation was awarded. So you will continue on your journey through the city, stopping at the Cité Radieuse (Classified Historic Monument) of Le Corbusier, one of the architects of the Bauhaus Movement, where your guide will give you a history of this interesting site.
Your tour will continue outside of the city to the traditional fishing villages of Callelongue and Les Goudes, where you will learn the details of life as a local in such an interesting place. There is always some envy when you see a simple lifestyle that centers on fishermen and their catch. Remembering that this is still France and Marseille is where Bouillabaisse was first created, fish is an integral part of the diet in this area.
Your tour continues with a drive along the Corniche on your way to the Vallon des Auffes where you will find a picturesque scene made up of typical little fishing boats and cabins all crowded together on the water. Stop here for a chance to walk around and take some more pictures.
Your drive alon your way to the Abbey of Saint Victor. Built in the 1ast century, the abbey stands as the entry to the Old Port. Here there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy the view as your guide fills you in on the history of this old landmark. Your visit to the abbey will be followed by a drive on the famous Canebière, on your way to the enchanting Longchamp Palace and its majestic fountain.
Also keep in mind that you may stop and get out of the car at any point during the tour; just let your guide know!
Departures: 09:00 AM, 02:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - There will be many opportunities to stop and take pictures, so make sure to bring your camera.