During your stay in Marseille, follow your guide-lecturer to meet the people of Marseille who perpetuate the ancestral traditions of the Marseille city.
New itineraries to discover by participating in one of the five gastronomic circuits, unique crafts and art in Marseille.
Marseille Flavors of the World
Departing from the Cathedral of the Major, follow your guide in the historic Panier district in search of Marseille specialties. Panisse, chichi, shuttle bus, Pump Oil, and many others will soon have no secrets from you.
Your guide also opens the doors of the Maison du Pastis with a tasting (very moderate) of artisanal pastis.
You end this itinerary at the colorful Noailles market where stalls with a thousand and one flavors of the Orient await you for a "blind test" of spices from around the world..
The Great History of Marseille Soap
Used since ancient times, Marseille soap finds its origin in Aleppo soap (Syria). In favor of the Crusades, the method of making soap is democratizing around the Mediterranean, and Marseille produced its own soap from the 12th century.
Follow your guide through the Old Port and La Canebière to learn where and how the raw materials needed for soap production were once delivered. Visit a traditional soap factory to discover the history of Marseille soap and its manufacturing process.
Discovering the santons of Provence
Historic capital of Santon, Marseille has managed to preserve this centuries-old tradition that began in the 13th century with Saint Francis of Assisi. If the origin of the santon is inspired by the nativity, the master santonniers of Marseille will borrow their characters from everyday life from the beginning of the 19th century.
Follow your guide-lecturer through the streets of the city center and around the Old Port, meet the last master santonniers and visit the santon museum to discover the manufacturing techniques of yesterday and today.
Marseille Street Art
Urban art flourished in Marseille from the beginning of the 1970s. Artists often combine different techniques: stencil, spray can, paint, collage, attach… In the Cours Julien district, art has invaded the streets and walls.
Follow your guide-lecturer for a fun stroll in the footsteps of Banksy, Space Invader and Marseille artists who constantly renew their works. A fun and family journey to discover the creative soul of Marseille and better understand the artists who make Street Art.
The Marseillais Art of Living
Become Marseille for a morning with your guide-lecturer. From Bouillabaisse to Pastis via the essential pétanque, discover the fundamentals of the Marseillais art of living. Your guide will also teach you the basics of speaking Marseille, his singing accent and his expressions that only Marseille people can understand. By the way do you know what a Ham talk about Marseille?
A walk to meet the people of Marseille who will also reveal their secret corners and their little stories about the enigmatic Marseille.