Exploring Marseille Aboard a Local Fishing Boat

Known as the “Phocean City,” Marseille has many lovely surprises in store for visitors. To enjoy the beautiful weather and explore the hidden treasures of the city, jump aboard a local fishing boat known as a “pointu” for a very tempting program!
By Justine Fiordelli

Want to cover every nook and cranny of Marseille and its surroundings? This ride in a “pointu” is ideal. Offering an idyllic panorama, the tour begins with the inevitable Calanques of Cassis. Nestled in-between the over 400-meter-high cliffs, these little coves are among the most popular tourist sites of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Sormiou, Morgiou, Sugiton, En-Vau and Port Miou... they offer visitors plenty to enjoy a pleasurable time between the sea and mountains. Indeed, the charm takes effect immediately; the view over Marseille is breathtaking and sure to delight nature lovers.

Next make a stop at one of the many Marseille beaches, where you can cool off and enjoy the sun. For lunch, take a seat in one the region’s best restaurants where you can sample delicious seafood as well as local specialties such as the famous bouillabaisse fish soup prepared with red rascasse, John Dory, rouille sauce and garlic croutons. Then get back in your boat and end your excursion photographing the limestone cliffs between Marseille and Cassis. Pure paradise!

More information on www.visitprovence.com

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