MARSEILLE & AIX EN PROVENCE

  • Havn

    Marseille

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Moderat

  • Type

    Panorama, Culture, Shopping, Lunch not included

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR70.0

  • Varighed i timer

    8.5

  • Udflugtskode

    00XI

Description

Depart pier of Marseille and drive to Aix en Provence, a university and spa town, cultural and political centre of Provence. Take a walk through Aix's romantic streets and their stately 17th and 18th century mansions, and discover its sophisticated atmosphere. Your guided walking tour through the city will start in the heart of town at Cours Mirabeau, an idyllic, tree-lined boulevard with beautiful fountains and many outdoor cafés. You will also visit The Mazarin Quarter, designed by the Archbishop Michel Mazarin, brother of the famous Cardinal. Laid out in 1646, its rectangular design is characteristic of 17th century town planning. Here you will visit the 'Place des Quatre Dauphins' (Four Dolphins Square) with its lovely fountain adorned with sculptures of four dolphins, and the 'Saint Sauveur Cathedral' where architectural styles from the 5th to the 17th centuries can be seen side by side. After the walking visit you will have some leisure time to enjoy the little produce market or relax at a local café. After the visit free time for shopping and lunch. In the afternoon drive back to Marseilles. Thr tour will start with a small photo stop to the Old Port. Than wil climb to the Balic Notre Dame de la Garde driving the panoramic road la Corniche. After the visit of Notre Dame drive back to the ship.



What we will see

Depart pier of Marseille and drive to Aix en Provence, a university and spa town, cultural and political centre of Provence, just a half hour’s drive from the port of Marseilles. Take a walk through Aix’s romantic streets and their stately 17th and 18th century mansions, and discover its sophisticated atmosphere. Your guided walking tour through the city will start in the heart of town at Cours Mirabeau, an idyllic, tree-lined boulevard with beautiful fountains and many outdoor cafés. You will also visit The Mazarin Quarter, designed by the Archbishop Michel Mazarin, brother of the famous Cardinal. Laid out in 1646, its rectangular design is characteristic of 17th century town planning. Here you will visit the ”Place des Quatre Dauphins” (Four Dolphins Square) with its lovely fountain adorned with sculptures of four dolphins, and the “Saint Sauveur Cathedral" where architectural styles from the 5th to the 17th centuries can be seen side by side. After the walking visit you will have some leisure time to enjoy the little produce market or relax at a local café. After the visit free time for shopping and lunch. In the afternoon drive back to Marseilles. Thr tour will start with a small photo stop to the Old Port. Than wil climb to the Balic Notre Dame de la Garde driving the panoramic road la Corniche. After the visit of Notre Dame drive back to the ship.


What you need to know

  • It is not necessary to book this tour since it is included in the price of your cruise.