* France – Marseille : The Oldest City in France a DMC destination !

3 days / 90 km
Period : April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Reference : 11B005

Prix : 200€

Our DMC is a Provence specialist, Marseille Founded by the Phoenicians’ over two millennia ago, the Mediterranean seaport of Marseilles bears many relics from a rich and varied past. From the Canebiere boulevard in the cosmopolitan city centre, climb up to the Basilica towering over the city, known affectionately to the locals as their “Bonne Mere” protector figure. In the bay lie the tiny islands of the Frioul archipelago, harbouring the infamous Chateau d’If fortress, whilst neighbouring Cassis boasts scenic beauty unrivalled in the form of the dramatic calanques cliffs in a DMC destination !


D1 Marseilles Highlights and « Savon de Marseille » (20 km)

Lunch of the group in Marseilles. Sightseeing tour taking in the harbour, Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, and the ancient St Victor Abbey, founded in the 5th century on the tomb of a Christian martyr. Pure and natural Marseilles soap has been made locally for centuries and traditional methods have to be respected to earn the ”savon de Marseille” stamp. Visit a soap manufacturer’s to witness the process fist hand. Dinner and overnight.

D2 Château d’If Fortress and Marseille Pastries (40 km)

Boat trip in group from Marseilles to the famous Chateau d’If on the tiny offshore isle of the same name, made famous  by Alexander Dumas’ classic novel, and its fictional hero who was imprisoned here for over a decade: The Count of Monte Cristo. Lunch on the harbour or « Vieux port » (bouillabaise an optional extra). Visit the oldest bakery in town, “La Four des Navettes”, and sample traditional pastries made in the shape of a small boat, recalling the arrival of the Saint Maries in Provence.

D3 Cassis and the Calanques (30 km)

Head for Cassis via the Col de la Gineste crest road affording fabulous views over the Mediterranean. Boat trip to the dramatic “Calanques”, fjord like inlets with limpid turquoise waters in the rugged, chalky white cliffs. Free time to explore the little fishing village before lunch.

Service details

Group travel in Marseille :

Full board in a 2* hotel, Marseille region

Guided tour of Marseille (2h-excluding entrance fees)

Visits: soap factory, « La Four des navettes » bakery and pastry tasting

Boat Trip: Château d’If (entry included), Cassis Calanques (45 mn)

Strong points

Our selection of city stays for group in France,

Mondoramas is also a Destination Management Company (DMC) specialized in group travel to/for :

Cassis and the rocky inlets,

Santons Christmas Figurines

Possible supplements

Group travel in Marseille :

Single Room (2 nts) : 54 €

Bouillabaisse lunch : + 18 €

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