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Explore a magnificient and unknown neighborhood of Marseille

Marseille, France

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Experience hosted by Jean-Marc

3.5 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

In Marseille, you have tourist attractions as "le Vieux Port", Notre Dame de La Garde, la Canebière, les Calanques, the Stadium but you have also magnificent, really unknown and silent areas just next to the center of the city !
All the photos you can see, have been taken about 15 minutes far from the Vieux Port !
Leaving from Vallon des Auffes, we'll follow the all too often noisy and polluted "Corniche" by going through back roads.
We'll pass at the edge of rocky coves less busy than beaches, and discover secret gardens, picturesque cottages, abandoned sculptures and old mansions by walking along green paths and banisters through a lush vegetation.
A gorgeous route that only some insiders know about, if they live in the area !
For photography lovers or just for the pleasure, we'll take meditative breaks when arriving at the wonderful view spots over Marseilles natural bay.
Of course I'll tell you about the history of this district and its evolution with the rise of the real estate and the arrival of « famous people ».
After three hours power-walking (ascending and descending quite a few stairs !), we'll access to a little piece of heaven overhanging the sea.A guaranteed change of scenery !
Come with me to discover an other Marseille !
Other things to note
WATCH OUT ! You need to be in good shape for this kind of walk.
When we finish, I'll take you to the bus stop (number 83) close to the Prophète's beach or you can rent a city bike or scooter nearby.
In Marseille, you have tourist attractions as "le Vieux Port", Notre Dame de La Garde, la Canebière, les Calanques, the Stadium but you have also magnificent, really unknown and silent areas just next to the center of the city !
All the photos you can see, have been taken about 15 minutes far from the Vieux Port !
Leaving from Vallon des Auffes, we'll follow the all too often noisy and polluted "Corniche" by going through back roads…

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Tue, 1 Dec
10:00 - 13:30
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Wed, 2 Dec
10:00 - 13:30
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Thu, 3 Dec
10:00 - 13:30
£27 per person
£27 per person

Meet your host, Jean-Marc

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 251 Reviews
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After travelling extensively for many years, I settled in Roucas Blanc and have been living for the past 23 years. This secret Marseille 's neighborhood is a lush paradise by the sea, away from the bustle of the crowds.
As an insider, I know all its hidden coves, remote passages, islands of greenery, majestic houses and spectacular views.
As my professional occupation allowed me to know perfectly this fascinating city, I would be happy to tell you different stories about Marseille and its inhabitants. I would share also my best tips with you : restaurants, walks and other addresses.

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After travelling extensively for many years, I settled in Roucas Blanc and have been living for the past 23 years. This secret Marseille 's neighborhood is a lush paradise by the sea, away from the bustle of the crowds.
As an insider, I know all its hidden coves, remote passages, islands of greenery, majestic houses and spectacular views.
As my professional occupation allowed me to know perfectly this fascinating city, I would be happy to tell you different stories about Marseille and…
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Where you'll be

We'll follow the Corniche (all too often noisy and polluted) along less travelled pathways which tourists and even locals don't necessarily know. Seaside in Malmousque, wild paths and old stone hidden stairways climbing up through the hills of Bompard and Roucas Blanc.
After three hours of walking while enjoying the differents sights, we'll end up in a little paradise overlooking the sea.
Just in time for a well-deserved drink !

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 251 reviews.

Sarah
October 2020
Superbe visite de Marseille , avec des propos captivants et divertissants. Jean marc est passionné et à l’écoute de ses hôtes. Nous avons adoré !!!! N’hésitez plus à choisir votre guide qui marche hors des sentiers battus !!!!
Carine
October 2020
Un parcours intime et privilégié dans une partie de la ville magnifique, loin des incontournables touristiques. Nous nous sommes laissées guider par la gentillesse, la disponibilité et l'oeil insatiable de Jean-Marc, une très belle parenthèse et un vrai régal que ce moment de partage. Merci Jean-Marc !
Un parcours intime et privilégié dans une partie de la ville magnifique, loin des incontournables touristiques. Nous nous sommes laissées guider par la gentillesse, la disponibilit…
Marie-Claire
October 2020
Une randonnée urbaine, un peu sportive certes, mais avec des points de vue magnifiques qui se méritent ! Jean-Marc sait transmettre sa passion pour sa ville et son quartier. Un Marseille que nous n’aurions pas penser à explorer seuls. Merci pour cette belle expérience
Une randonnée urbaine, un peu sportive certes, mais avec des points de vue magnifiques qui se méritent ! Jean-Marc sait transmettre sa passion pour sa ville et son quartier. Un Mar…
Dominique
October 2020
Un voyage privilégié au cœur du 7 e arrondissement de Marseille avec Jean Marc , passionné et connaisseur de sa ville. Je recommande vivement
Toone
October 2020
Superbe découverte.. Agréable. ballade hors des sentiers battus Merci Jean Marc de nous avoir emmenés dans ces endroits que tu chéris tant.. Nous recommandons vivement... Doumé et Toone
Stephanie
October 2020
Nous avons effectué la balade en famille avec nos deux garçons. Ce fut un moment très agréable. Jean-Marc est très sympathique, il nous a mis à l’aise immédiatement. La balade qu’il propose regorge de petits coins uniques, au calme, que nous n’aurions jamais explorés sans lui. Moitié en bord de mer et moitié dans les petites rues secrètes du quartier du Roucas blanc. Nous nous sommes sentis plongés dans l’ambiance authentique d’un Marseille hors des clichés touristiques. Jean-Marc semble avoir une réelle envie de faire découvrir « sa » ville. Je recommande grandement cette belle expérience!
Nous avons effectué la balade en famille avec nos deux garçons. Ce fut un moment très agréable. Jean-Marc est très sympathique, il nous a mis à l’aise immédiatement. La balade qu’…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Solar protection, water, good shoes and good mood !

towels and swimsuit if you want to stop at the "beach of Prophete".