Beyond Bouillabaisse: Diving into Marseille’s Multicultural Stew

66 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 5.5 hr

Though the capital of Provence and France’s 2nd-largest city, Marseille proudly grooves to its own Mediterranean beat – a mash-up of big-city grit and small-town sociability mixed with seagull squawks and scooter engines. Bookended by limestone fjords and garrigue hills, this working-class metropolis is profoundly shaped by its seaside location and its deep ties to the rest of the Mediterranean. The port has welcomed waves of goods, immigrants, and ideas since 600 B.C. Briny, boisterous, gritty and gorgeous, Marseille is a cultural crossroads in constant flux. The latest evolution was sparked in 2013, when the city reigned as Europe’s Capital of Culture. Now, France’s least-known city is finally on the map. Let us be your guide with this food tour in Marseille.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Culinary Backstreets Walks

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Set sail from the train station where we'll explore Marseille's migratory history with an Algerian delicacy.

Duration: 1 hour

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We'll pop into Marseille's grandest gothic church then pop Provençal biscuits in our mouths at a classic café.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Canebiere

Stroll the city's most iconic boulevard and visit a colorful spice shop and market.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marche de Noailles

Wander the fragrant food stalls of a neighborhood known as the "belly of Marseille."

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vieux-Port

Learn the history behind this boat-filled harbor followed by an apéro, the city's quintessential quaff, in a former sailors' bar.

Duration: 1 hour
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