Ten things you can do in Marseille, France
Marseille is one of the famous tourist destinations in the world. Here is the list of ten best things you can do in Marseille.
1. Visit Le Corbusier’s united Habitation: it is also called with the name radiant city. It is one of the oldest apartments of France built in 1952. It has got 337 apartments with primary colored downlights and darkened hallways. All together it gives beautiful view for visitors. If you are visiting Marseille then don’t miss a trip to this radiant city.
2. Eat at Peron restaurant: it is considered to be one of the top most restaurants in Marseille. The seafood menu that includes lemon polenta & scallops and marinated tuna is its special. Book at least a day before to taste the special food. It is good for food and ambiance.
3. Cassis and Calanques from Marseille: there is no end to view beautiful sceneries of Marseille. The crests road will take you to these places where you can explore fishing and rocky coastline. These are on the way to Cap Canaille. At a time only eight people can take this tour. You will be guided by professional guide in an air conditioned vehicle.
4. Explore Parc Balneaire du Prado beach: this 1km long beach is very near to the Marseille metro. It is located about 5km from center city. It is divided into 5 beaches namely Plage du Prado sud, plage vieille chapelle, plage borely, plage du prado nord and plage bonneveine. Free lockers, coastguards, first aid boxes, showers and public toilets are some of the facilities available at all beaches.
5. Travel around Le Panier: this history-woven quarter was once a marketplace of France. Its sloping streets get you the remembrance of Greek and their dominance. During World War II some of its quarters were rebuilt.
6. Vieil Pix, a stroller’s paradise: this is considered to be one of the oldest cities of France. This place is famous for architecture, culture and art. On the southern side of this city you can find elegant hotels and private mansions.
7. Take a trip to Basilique Notre Dame-de-la Garde: it is Marseille’s highest point. This domed and opulent spot was constructed in 19th century. It is ornamented with mosaics, marbles and murals. You can also find some shrapnel scars and bullet marks on its northern façade.
8. Iles du Frioul: the tiny island which is near to Marseille was discovered during 15th century. The entire city was damaged due to plaque disease around 1700. About 50,000 inhabitants of total 90,000 were died of this despair.
9. Pizzeria Etienne: if you are looking forward to eat best pizza in Marseille then Pizzeria Etienne is for you. It also serves beef steak and pan-fried squid. No credit cards are accepted here.
10. Ardamone, Marseille’s only organic restaurant: tofu and carrots, fragrant rice, green chicken curry and salmon sushi are some of the specialties of Ardamone. It is famous for world influenced dishes. The organic menu also features split-almond brownies, blueberry crumble, chocolate and raspberry coulis.