What Else Can We Say About A Voyage to Marvelous Marseille?

An intriguing mix of modern industry and ancient grandeur, the 2,600-year-old port of Marseille can seem as if you’re on a round-the-world journey just by walking through the streets. For example, the colorful Noailles Market will have you feeling like you’ve been whisked away to North Africa, before the fragrant scent of bouillabaisse brings you firmly back to France.

Watch fishermen auction off the catch of the day in le Vieux Port area or visit the Musée des Civilisatons de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée for insight into the history and culture of Marseille. Wander the charming labyrinth of narrow lanes and interesting shops in La Panier, the city’s oldest neighborhood. Stock up on Savon de Marseille (locally made soap), or perhaps purchase a complete set of santons, hand-carved nativity figures sold by talented artisans.

And don’t forget to indulge in a glass of pastis—an alcoholic beverage made with aniseed and spice that turns an enticing shade of yellow once water is added. Order it like a pro by asking for “un Ricard, s’il vous plait” and then mix to your taste (the traditional method is one part pastis to five parts water). Et voilà!

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Discover this lively port city’s history, architecture, and shops, in the heart of Provence.

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Explore the former medieval capital of Provence’s cathedral, palace, and boutiques.

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TASTE OF AVIGNON

Tour the impressive Palace of the Popes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Rhône River, where seven popes chose to reside over Rome in the 14th century. Explore this fascinating palace, featuring sumptuous chambers, chapels, and passages before lunch at a delectable French brasserie.

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