Marseille guided tour : Private tour of the Panier district with your guide-lecturer
Retrace the great adventure of the Greeks and Romans in Marseille with our visit to the Panier :
In 50 BC, Pompey, then at the head of the Senate of Rome, accuses Caesar of treachery. Caesar then goes to war against the armies of Pompey in order to become the sole leader of the Empire..
Marseille, one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean already at the time, is faithful to Pompey. César, outraged by the Marseille position organizes the siege of the city in 49 a. C. The people of Marseilles, hungry, surrender after two failed attempts to break the blockade and 6 months of siege.
Caesar destroys the walls, burn the city, and withdraws his fishing rights. Marseille will then be saved by its neighbors, its colonies, and Greece who sent him provisions, construction wood, workers and residents to replace those lost.
Together we will travel through the Panier district made famous by “Plus Belle la Vie”, the old Port, the MUCEM, Fort Saint Jean, the Cathedral of the Major, Old Charity, the Jardin des Vestiges and a few unexpected corners and panoramas of which I have the secrets…
Guided Tour Marseille:
- Max group size: 30 people maximum
- Duration: 2 hours
- Difficulty level: intermediate
- Entrances included in the Cathedral of the Major and La Vieille Charité.
- Appointment suggested in front of the Mucem
- Not recommended for people with reduced mobility