The Best Sights in Marseille

Are you planning on travelling around Marseille, but you are thinking where are the best sights and points of interest that attract travellers? If you visit Marseille, museums with historical significance, cathedrals and harbour with gorgeous seaside scenery are all around you.  Below is our list of the best sights in Marseille.

The Old Port

Worth seeing is the Old Port called « Vieux Port » in french. This place is situated in the west of Marseilles near the Canebière boulevard. It is a great place where to wander around and particularly visitors can take a relaxing boat trip. Not only that, you will be able to find wonderful cafes, bars and restaurants there. There are stupendous views of Notre Dame Cathedral and Fort St Jean from the harbour when you will take a boat. The two popular tourist destinations found there are nearly impossible to miss: the Château d’If and the Calanques near Cassis.

The MuCEM (Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée)

It is almost impossible to visit Marseille without seeing this stunning MuCEM. As Marseille is a hub of art and culture, you should explore the culture and the civilization of the Mediterranean. You can uncover a historic monument that dates back to the 12th century. Likewise, temporary exhibitions could be found there. You can find out several museums in Marseille like the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology or the « Musée d’Histoire de Marseille », and you may need luxury car rental services as you can see at It would be better in order to make your visit more enjoyable.

The Cathédrale de la Major


Cathédrale de la Major

Cathédrale de la Major

The Cathédrale de la Major is by far one of the best sights in Marseille.  It is located on a hill overlooking the old port. It was built between 1852 and 1893. For years, this monument has been made of local and green limestone. It is one of the largest and the most important national cathedrals in the country of France. The interior of this building is marvellous due to its great architecture and the various decorations used inside. To show a pattern, with nice ornate tiling like the mosaic floors are very nice as well as the stained glass windows. Therefore, Marseille has much to offer that you should not miss out.