The Old Port is one of the emblematic symbols of Marseille. You will enjoy stopping at a restaurant typical of the region, where you will be offered bouillabaisse and fish caught that morning. You will love strolling along the quays and watching the fishermen go out to sea. Every morning, don't miss the famous fish market.
Marseille and all its treasures
Must-see Marseille visits
During your stopover, for work or rest, at the Alex Hotel, you will be ideally located in the town to enjoy all the beauties of the city. Our team knows the region perfectly and will be able to tell you the best addresses in the area according to your desires and your needs. Discover the Phocaean city like you've never seen it before with the Alex Hotel as your starting point!
The historic heart The old Port
"The Good Mother" The Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard
From the top of its hill, the famous Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde has watched over the inhabitants of Marseilles, sailors and fishermen since the 19th century. Climb this small hill, on foot or by small train. At the top, you will get a superb view of the whole city and the Mediterranean Sea. The "Bonne Mère" is a must in Marseille!
Marseille authenticity The Basket District
The oldest district of Marseille will charm and seduce you. Wander the streets of the Quartier du Panier to discover those who continue to bring it to life: craftsmen, restaurateurs and designers. Stroll through these typical streets of the south of France and discover all the points of interest of the district such as the Vieille Charité, the Place des Moulins, the Passage Lorette, the Place des Pistoles, the Street Art works, the Montée des Accoules , La Major Cathedral and many more.
High place of culture and architecture MUCEM
At the entrance to the Old Port, discover the MUCEM, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations. The MUCEM brings together three must-visit sites: the Esplanade du J4 with “La Galerie de la Méditerranée” and temporary exhibitions, Fort Saint-Jean and the Center for Conservation and Resources. The MUCEM is a must during your stopover in Marseille.
Between Earth and sea The Calanques of Marseille
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and head to the creeks of Marseille: Callelongue, Marseilleveyre, Sormiou, Morgiou and Sugiton. After a few minutes of walking in the middle of nature, you will arrive in these little preserved corners of paradise. You will be charmed by the azure blue of the sea, the shades of green in nature, the absolute calm and the stretches of fine sand.