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Things to do in Noailles

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Marseille: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

1. Marseille: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

You'll start at the highest point in Marseilles, Notre Dame de la Garde, for a spectacular 360° view of the city, coastline and mountains. Then you'll go into the heart of the city and get a feel for Marseille's main attraction: the exotic Noailles Market, which is the fish market on the Old Port, and the oldest neighborhood in France and the Fort St. Jean. You'll also discover the coast road to the Goudes before heading back to your ship or hotel. There's is an incredible amount to see here in this wonderfully-picturesque place. If you have any special requests, please inform the local supplier.

Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

2. Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

Experience Marseille and its city center by exploring the district of Noailles. Taste all of the unique food specialties from the region including the local's favorite snack, the panisse, and the mandatory aperitif, the famous pastis. Discover and taste food from many countries: Greek, Arab, Italian, Lebanese and French food, of course. Smell the delightful odors of all these little restaurants as you stroll through the streets. Listen to the different languages and accents of all these people from everywhere and appreciate the true melting pot of cultures in Marseille.  Along the way, learn about the rich history and traditions of this colorful, gastronomic city.

Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour and Local drink

3. Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour and Local drink

Experience an incredible walking tour with a passionate guide and explore a new face of Marseille that is more cosmopolitan and artistic.  Explore Noailles, a district known as "the belly of Marseille", is a fascinating and lively place with its daily colorful market and its many legendary shops like the oldest drugstore in France, created in 1827. Savor tea mint with a delicious pastry included in the tour to enjoy the good vibes of Noailles and better understand the challenges this district is facing now. Go to Cours Julien were an urban art movement started in the 1980' s. See the old market garden warehouses that were located there and replaced by music stores, art studios, theaters, second-hand boutiques, bars, and cafés. Enjoy the atmosphere that made the place today a cool district dedicated to alternative culture and street art.  Admire giant frescoes, amazing artworks, and discover an architectural heritage typically from Marseille: small buildings, colorful shutters, and clothes drying in the sun. Learn about the different techniques that each creator uses and discover French and local artists. Meet a very diverse crowd from hipsters, punks, students, families, children to hippies that enjoy relaxing on Cours Julien. To finish in a friendly atmosphere the tour will end around a drink in a local cool place from the area !

Marseille: 2 Hour Side-Car City Tour

4. Marseille: 2 Hour Side-Car City Tour

See Marseille from a different perspective as you travel around the city in a vintage sidecar. You will head to the district of Le Panier to see its artistic sights and old streets. You will also get to explore other areas of the city, such as Noailles. Continue on to the Corniche JFK, travelling along the longest bench in the world. Head back to the Basilique Notre Dame De La Garde - the perfect place to stop for panoramic views of the old city. See the atypical port of Goudes before finishing the tour by returning to the old port.

Marseilles: Between Land and Sea 8-Hour Tour

5. Marseilles: Between Land and Sea 8-Hour Tour

To start your day you will go to the Old Port of Marseilles, whilst here, hop aboard your boating vessel and discover the stunning rocky inlets of the Côte Bleue. Next, sail to the Frioul Islands and the Château d'If before heading to the "Baie des Singes" (Bay of Monkeys). Continuing on your tour, head back to the Old Port of Marseille to discover the heart of the city by minivan. You'll start with the highest point of view of Marseille which is Notre Dame de La Garde before you travel to the oldest quarter of Marseilles, le Panier, and to Noailles market and other important places. This tour is a fantastic way to acquaint yourself with this stunning seaside city.

Marseille: Noailles District and Market Guided Walking Tour

6. Marseille: Noailles District and Market Guided Walking Tour

Explore the colorful and lively neighborhood of Noallies on a walking tour with a local guide. Browse for various goods in the bustling Noallies market, and learn about the history of this diverse district. After meeting your guide in the heart of Marseille, make your way to Noailles. Discover the origin of the world's most famous national anthem, see where the first cinema in history was located, and see the facades of 200-year-old shops as you learn about local history with your guide. Wander through the local market, and take in the scents and sounds from the various spice shops and specialty food stores, catering to a wide range of culinary traditions and tastes. Learn about the various cultures and ethnicities that have contributed to the area's diverse character. Discover more about the recent history of the area and its struggles against gentrification and evictions. Get a local's perspective on the history and future of this area and the city.

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What people are saying about Noailles

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 21 reviews

The experience is great, you will not regret choosing this activity. Our guide Eric was phenomenal, he showed us the best of Marseille, he took the best pictures of the trip and he had a great community with us before, during and after the trip.

Laurent was really interesting. He made such an effort to tailor the tour to our interests. The food he provided was very local. Really glad we did this

Our guide swept us away with her enthusiasm for street art. A great tour that leads to interesting spots and offers socio-political insights.

Súper amigable son muy buenos y cuidadosos guiando las motos y te llevan a lugares impresionantes 100% recomendable

Experience of a lifetime. If you want to try something new and fun in your life do this