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French Riviera & Provence

A Walk Through Marseille

Take a privately-guided, family-friendly walk through the old city center of Marseille.
Cultural Visit
2 hours
Private Certified Guide
Game Booklet included

Meet your private, fully-licensed guide in front of Marseille’s city hall on the old harbor. Marseille is the second largest city in France and is full of wonders, curiosities and secrets.
Let your guide take you to the old part of town, also known as “Le Panier”. Passing by some architectural curiosities, such as the Diamond House, you will slowly understand how and why the Ancient Romans settled here some 2,000 years ago, and how the city evolved into what it is today.
Other highlights seen during this family-friendly walking tour include la Place des Moulins (the windmills square), the old hospice turned into an exhibition hall and museum (La Vieille Charité), the cathedral and a magnificent view on the old harbor.
Along the way, you will stop in either a soap maker (where you will make your own soap) or an olive oil shop (where you will taste some of the best olive oil you can find).
And to make it even more enjoyable for the young ones, each child will get a game booklet, which will turn this walking tour into a memorable experience.

This tour is available in the following languages: English, French, Spanish

Meeting Point: The city hall on the old harbor
Finish: Saint Laurent church

6 years
2 Hours
A private, fully-licensed guide who knows how to keep the children engaged
A soap-making session or olive oil tasting
A game booklet and gift for each child
Transfer to the city hall and from Saint Laurent church
Tips and purchases such as souvenirs
Snacks and drinks
The old city hall
The Diamond House
Place des Moulins
La Vieille Charité
The Old Harbor

Is this tour private?

Yes, it is. No one else will be joining your private tour, and you will have your own private guide throughout the visit.

Is there a lot of walking during the tour?

Because our tours are designed for families with children, we make sure the distances are not too long. Moreover, there are bakeries and ice-cream stores along the way, so you’ll be able to treat your children to something sweet during the tour if you want. That will keep them going!

Are the parents staying with the children or separated?

We always promote a family-bonding moment, where parents and children enjoy an activity together as a family. So, parents and children will not be separated. However, if you choose to send your children on this activity alone, it is possible, provided that a babysitter accompanies the children regardless of the age, for insurance purposes (our guides are not responsible for the children).

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

We recommend this walking tour for kids aged 6 or older, because they must know how to read and write in order to enjoy the fun-filled game booklet. Younger kids can join and they will enjoy it, but they will not be able to play the game, unless a parent or older sibling helps.

How difficult is the walk?

The Old Town of Marseille (Le Panier) is located on a hill. The first part of the tour will be to get to the top of that hill, which might a bit of a challenge (but nothing too difficult!), then it will all be flat

Can I bring a stroller or a wheelchair?

Technically, it is possible to bring a stroller or wheelchair, but we would not recommend it because of the uneven cobblestone streets, the very narrow sidewalks and because of the climb at the start of the tour. The itinerary could be adapted, but the game booklet might not match if this is the case.

What happens if it rains?

The tour will take place, even if it rains. Just make sure you drink an umbrella or rain jacket.

Will my teenage kids like the tour?

Sure they will. They might not want to have the game booklet, but since it is a private tour, our professional guide will adapt their speech to keep your teenagers engaged and entertained throughout the tour.
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