Free tour – Visit Marseille old town

(17 customer reviews)

Visit Marseille Old Port with us !


When ? Every day !

Where ? Look for the light blue umbrella at the metro 1 exit “Vieux Port” under the mirror canopy, across the street from the Burger King.

What time ? At 11am

How long ? About 2 hours

Language ? The tour will be in english



Our journey starts at the beautiful old port of Marseille, from where we enter the oldest neighbourhood in France, the “Le Panier”. Going through Marseille monuments, you’ll see the new Hotel Dieu, which opened for the “Marseille Provence 2013” event, during which Marseille was labelled as the European capital of culture.

Through the ascent of Accoules, our guide will lead you to the “Place des Moulins” and will tell you about its magnificent history along with answering your questions. The tour finishes at the “Le Panier” district, only a few steps away from the Mucem museum, the new icon of Marseille, which is the most visited place in the city, thanks to the modern architecture linked to the Fort St. Jean. This monument presently offers many beautiful exhibitions and shows. This tour will help you to understand and witness the modernization process that has been taking place in Marseille since the last few years.

It will be our pleasure to tell you everything about other Marseille tours you may enjoy, more Marseille monuments to visit, the Calanques National ParkMarseille nightlife to find the best Marseille bars and pubs and what to see and do during your stay !

17 reviews for Free tour – Visit Marseille old town

  1. Lydia (verified owner)

    Ezekiel was an amazing tour guide. We wandered through the Old Port and the oldest parts of Marseille and he had fascinating knowledge and a passion for the architecture and history that was infectious. We also took in some of the key areas of regeneration from the City of Culture, and Eze had all the attractions in his bank of facts. Would highly recommend this tour!!

  2. Simona (verified owner)

    Great tour! Really recommend 🙂

  3. Raja (verified owner)

    We really enjoyed the tour with Ezekiel and learned al lot about the history, architecture and culuture of the city!! We can truely recommend it to everybody who visits Marseille!!

  4. Debbie does Marseille (verified owner)

    What an amazing walk the highlight of my trip to Marseille and probably the best guide I’ve ever had. This walk gives real insight to the history of Marseille and covers some amazing areas at a good pace, an absolute must do walk. Do also reward the guides, they are so professional and deserve every euro.

  5. Kerpic

    Le tour guidée était très intéressant et instructif le guide était très cool aussi.

  6. onyourmark, . Canada (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed this walking tour with Ezekiel. We covered many areas of the downtown neighborhoods going back in history. He was fluent in English and was passionate about his adopted city. An enlightening outing while in port. The massive protests did not diminish our enjoyment.

  7. Martin & Barbara Keating (verified owner)

    Really recommend this tour. Great insight into Marseille packed into two hours.

  8. Joan (verified owner)

    I thought the tour was excellent, the guide made it excellent; she knew lots of details, loved the city, and pointed out prices of purchases to watch out for. She was enthusiastic about the tour and provided lots of good ideas and points of interest, I highly recommend this tour and would take it again.

  9. Simon Kell (verified owner)

    I had a great one day stop in Marseille traveling across the south french shore. The free walking tour team made it actually only better! It was worth spending two hours with their Tourguides, every question could be answered and I got a great overview of the ancient Marseille and how it is nowadays. Thank you very much!

  10. Stephanie (verified owner)

    Do it! It was Amazing! What an INCREDIBLE way to spend our time in Marseille. The tour guide was so informative, teaching us about the growth and change of Marseille, how to figure out good Marseille soap and pricing, how the Nazi invasion literally changed the face of the city, and more. I just absolutely loved it and have been recommending this tour to everyone traveling to Marseille.

  11. Augusta (verified owner)

    The process of booking was really easy and I used WhatsApp to get in touch. Prompt replies and met Ezekiel and other walkers the next day. Eze was humorous, well-informed and gave us a lovely tour around Marseille. He was open to questions and very knowledgeable. I would really recommend this tour. People visiting are quite lucky to have this. I was worried about wandering the streets on my own but with Eze and many other people to walk along with, I felt much safer

  12. Milica Rimanovska (verified owner)

    A must!Not only Ezekiel will give all the historic-social-political-anthropological and gastronomical context about Marseille,he would do it with such humour and grace,you will fall in love!We absolutly enjoyed the tour,all our questions were answered and even more!Thank you Ezekiel and we will be back!

  13. Afef (verified owner)

    The best way to start a solo trip to Marseille! It was so fun and informative.
    Thank you Angie for the wonderful tour
    Totally recommend it !!!

  14. Judy Davidoff (verified owner)

    This was a very nice tour, well done, engaging knowledgeable guide.

  15. Evelyn (verified owner)

    Excellent walking tour. Get to see loads of different areas of Marseille and I learned so much. Friendly and funny tour guide. I have already recommended it to friends.

  16. Emily (verified owner)

    This was a thorough, comprehensive, and very informative tour that covered the history and beauty of Marseille. Mattew was our tour guide, and he did an amazing job of leading our group and answering our questions. I highly recommend this tour!

  17. Sophie

    Awesome Tour. We had much fun and learned a lot about the History of marseille. Would recommend it.

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