Marseille Aboard a Local Fishing Boat

Advice to tourists visiting Marseille. Venture on board a “pointu,” a traditional local fishing boat, and discover the city’s emblematic sites. The harbor, the old town, monuments... visit every nook and cranny and enjoy a unique and breathtaking panorama.
By Justine Fiordelli

To start your getaway, head for the Old Port of Marseille, an emblematic place of unrivalled appeal. Once aboard the “pointu,” the boat will take you first to explore the surroundings, where all kinds of water activities await you – fishing, jet skiing, scuba diving... take your pick! Next stop, the Catalans sandy beach for a moment of pure bliss and relaxation dedicated to the sun, sea, and swimming... Here, the setting plunges you straight into a summery atmosphere conducive to rest and relaxation. And for the athletes among you, a beach volleyball court is open to the public throughout the season.

After soaking up the sun, hit the road again for a tour of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica commonly known as the "Good Mother.” Nestled at the top of the Colline de la Garde (hill of the Guard), this monument overlooking the city of Marseille is renowned for keeping watch over the sailors, fishermen and locals. After a brief cultural moment, follow us to the Stade Velodrome stadium where the greatest games of the Olympique de Marseille Soccer Club have been played since 1937. Thrills are guaranteed for sports fans! To finish, you can visit the Old Town where many restaurants are waiting to welcome you.

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