Marseille is a beautiful and perfect city for a weekend, not surprisingly we have introduced it in the Valentine’s Day destination lists that you find here. Do you want to go to Marseille? Allo find out what to see in only 24 hours.
The two beautiful historic cathedrals of the city are surely a must in Marseille: the Major and Notre Dame de La Garde
it is a Byzantine-style Catholic cathedral and its beauty and grandeur can be seen from many of the city’s streets and alleys. Overlooking the sea, The Major de Marseille is an obligatory and recommended stop; all to be discovered also inside and don’t forget to look at the beautiful floors.
Notre Dame de la Garde
Notre Dame de la Garde overlooks the city from above. You can see its beauty right from the old port of Marseille.
Also in the Neo-Byzantine style, its symbol is certainly the beautiful statue of the virgin with a child in gold, commonly calledthe “good Mother”.
Stop to look at the beautiful golden mosaics, you will notice a boat depicted right on the central altar; you will also find models of boats and sailing ships adorning the central nave.
It is no coincidence that this Cathedral is particularly dear to sailors and seafarers.
The 360 degree view of the city is simply breathtaking!
Beautiful and characteristic district of Marseille, Le Panier seems to have been once the district of the sadly known Marseilles underworld. Today, Le Panier de Marseille, is the most vintage side of the French city: old signs, wooden doors and vintage shops.
this nostalgic vein mixes with a street, youthful and modern soul that manifests itself in the colorful murals that cover every wall, even the most hidden in the city.
Castle of If
Unfortunately, with just one weekend we had to exclude a visit to the Frioul archipelago, but we recommend the Château de If.
Famous prison of Edmundo Dantes, the Count of Montecristo, the castle is practically the only “guest” on the island of If.
Ideal for moving, walking and eating something (at any time).
The old port in the morning smells like fresh fish sold by fishermen, colorful flowers and the sea.
Music resonates at all hours, thanks to the street artists who perform and flood the docks with musical notes.