Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Marseille

Marseille is the second largest city in France and also the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. 

The perfect location at the Sea makes it possible to experience a Mediterranean flair in the port city. There are numerous sights to admire, which can be found especially near the Old Port. Impressive buildings such as the Notre-Dame de la Garde or the Marseille Cathedral bear witness to the long history of this multicultural city. 

In the European Capital of Culture of 2013, history combines with the modernity of southern France. The city has already experienced many changes in its history and has also had to recover from strokes of fate time and again. Whether after the conflicts between Gauls and Romans in ancient times, the plague in 1720 or the extensive destruction during the Second World War, the population of Marseille never gave up and so the city still captivates with its liveliness.

Rhône River Cruise with A-ROSA Rhône Flussreise mit A-ROSA

Rhône River Cruise with A-ROSA

During an A-ROSA river cruise on the Rhône from Lyon towards the Mediterranean Sea, you will enjoy soothing tranquility like you haven't in a long time.

City Trips along the Rhône/Saône

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A-ROSA River Cruises to Marseille

Excursions and Sightseeing in Marseille


The Old Port is the perfect starting point to discover the historic center of Marseille. The port can be explored by foot through charming pedestrian streets. Not far away the historic center of the city can be found, the Panier district. There you can admire historical buildings while wandering through the narrow streets. Also, a famous soap museum and several artists' studios are located here.

Notre Dame de la Garde

This building is also popularly known as the "Good Mother", as it has been looking after the people of Marseille for two centuries. The impressive basilica is located on the highest hill of the city and thus offers an incredible view. During a visit to this sanctuary, votive tablets, among other things, can be discovered in the restored interior.

Marseille Cathedral

Near the Old Port the Cathedral of Marseille can be found, also known as the "Cathédrale de la Major". It is located in the western part of the Old Town and is home to the Archbishop of Marseille. The impressive building was designed by Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérandieu and completed in 1896.