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

Latest articles

Back to the source: the perfect Provencal appetizer

Back to the source: the perfect Provencal appetizer

To extend the summer, what better than to treat yourself to a special shared moment enjoying an appetizer with Provencal flavours? L'Occitane reveals some authentic regional recipes for finger food that your friends and family will love.
5 tips to prolong your tan

5 tips to prolong your tan

After the holidays, do you dream of retaining all the benefits of summer, including the beautiful golden complexion you've gained from lazing in the sun? L'Occitane reveals the right beauty routine to ensure that you glow into autumn.
The most beautiful rooftops in Provence

The most beautiful rooftops in Provence

Perfect for extending the summer, rooftops offer beautiful outdoor terraces where you can relax at any time of day. L'Occitane reveals the best spots in Provence to hit the heights this autumn.