Marseille guided tour : "Le Panier"

(10 customer reviews)


Price per visit from 1 to 30 people.



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

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10 reviews for Marseille guided tour : "Le Panier"

  1. Martine Weiss

    Very nice visit with our guide Olivier who knows perfectly well the history of Marseille.
    Thank you.

  2. Mathilde (verified owner)

    We were in family and we made the visit with Rémy. A charming man who knew how to adapt to children with kindness. We hope to visit Aix en Provence with Rémy soon..

  3. Monique (verified owner)

    Visiting the Panier is fascinating. I live in Aix and I didn't expect to learn so much.

  4. Gabrielle (verified owner)

    We discovered the Basket with Alexandre. He is a passionate guide who knows every corner of the Basket perfectly.. We recommend this tour with Alexandre.

  5. Daniel (verified owner)

    Le Panier is a surprising neighborhood that I never expected to see in such good condition after 20 years.

  6. JB (verified owner)

    Our guide was Michel. He perfectly animated the visit of the Panier for our group.

  7. KIKI (verified owner)

    We found our guide François in front of the cathedral. He showed us around the monument then explained everything about the Mucem before taking us to the viewpoint of Saint Laurent church. From there you can admire all of Marseille. Then we visited the Vieille Charité and strolled through the colorful little streets of Le Panier until arriving at the Town Hall, then we ended the visit at the Jardin des Vestiges.. It was perfect to understand the origins of Marseille and the evolution of this historic district.. Thanks to François.

  8. Freda

    I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also go to see this city !

  9. Eddy (verified owner)

    It was a nice tour with Romain. I enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of Marseille.

  10. Annett

    I will immediately share your webpage with my friends for when they come to Provence

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