Kissed by the Mediterranean, Marseille can claim an un-Parisian combination of near-constant sun, miles of beaches and an ethnic mix — French, North African, Italian, Corsican, Armenian — that lends a flavor unlike anywhere else in the country. No wonder the rest of France calls it Planète Mars
- New York Times
- New York Times
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My greatest joy is introducing the hectic and disobedient Marseilles to my guests. There is no better place than Marseilles for a custom tour…
At first sight the city can surprise with its shabbiness and chaotic atmosphere. Marseilles has often be depicted as the French Chicago, the city of drugs and crime and the worst that urban environments have to offer . This bad reputation is the fertile ground for me to offer you the most entertaining, informative, cultural and memorable experience.
I find it very exciting to connect my guests with the inner part of the city, Marseilles multicultural wealth, Marseilles European capital of culture!
Tales and history will reveal to you the hidden treasures behind the city’s façades and dirty streets:
Why is the National Anthem called the Marseillaise?
How did Marseilles became the center of international heroin traffic in the 80′s? (Did you see the movie French connection?) Is Marseilles still the French Chicago?
How come Marseilles has been quoted as one of the 10 cities to be visited by the New York Times in 2013?
Discover how many brilliant ideas and creations have been born in this swarming historical commercial harbour : the first café, the first cinema, the first wetsuit, the first postcard, aside from the first chamber of commerce (1599), the first pizza van, etc…
Feel the attraction that brought all these wonderful writers to Marseilles, to write, take a boat or loose themselves: Casanova, Mark Twain, Alexandre Dumas, Arthur Rimbaud, James Welch…
Remember with nostalgia the glorious past of the old harbour of the oldest city in France!
Live the ongoing transformation of the city, becoming an international metropolis with new museums, architecture and business districts!
And drink a good pastis with your guide at the terrace of a café!
I consider my profession as a privilege, a pleasure and a passion. Your visit is special to me. Let me know exactly what you wish for and I will tailor-make a visit based on your wishes and interests, and must-see sites.
- Our tours are tailor-made on request.
- They can be arranged on a half-day or full-day basis, with a lunch break of your choosing.
- Basic rates: for a 3 hour walking tour, from 150 to 180 EUR (subway and taxi fares are additional at direct cost)
- Simply contact us for a customized quote and terms of sale.