Private Guided Tour of Marseille history

Marseille… The oldest city in France… Your Private Tour of Marseille history takes you through the streets and squares of the city, but also its districts and monuments, to discover its glorious past, which is now witnessed by many monuments… Your Private Guide, who is local and knows the city very well, will share with you Marseille‘s secrets…
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Private Guided Tour of Marseille : History

Marseille and its environs have been inhabited for almost 30,000 years: palaeolithic paintings in the underwater Cosquer cave near the calanque of Morgiou date back to between 27,000 and 19,000 BC; and very recent excavations near the railway station have unearthed neolithic brick habitations from around 6000 BC…

Marseille, as a city, was founded around 600 BC by Greek sailors coming from Phocaea, in Asia, who named their settlement “Massalia”.

As a 2,600 year old city, Marseille has survived to the assaults of time, as the terrible plagues of 14th and 18th centuries…

During the 19th century the city was the site of industrial innovations and a growth in manufacturing. The rise of the French Empire and the conquests of France from 1830 onward (notably Algeria) stimulated the maritime trade and raised the prosperity of the city…
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Private Guided Tour of Marseille history : take the Tour

Discover the famous “Vieux Port” (Old Port), the enigmatic St. Victor church with its mysterious crypt, the ruins of the Greek port, the picturesque Panier district, but also emblematic monuments such as Notre Dame (basilica overlooking the city) or the Cannebiere avenue… From emblematic monuments to lesser known locations, your Private Guided Tour takes you to the discovery of Marseille’s history. Your Private Guide will share with you the many stories and legends of the city…

And why not completing your Private Guided Tour to the legendary Chateau d’If (a castle perched on an island opposite to the Old Port) and its famous inhabitant : the Iron Mask?
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Private Guided Tour of Marseille history : details

Your Private Guided Tour of Marseille history lasts 2 hours.

If you don’t have your own vehicle, we can also organize transportation with a private limousine or van.

Relax! Your Private Guided Tour is entirely custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes, we visit at your own pace, you skip the line and have priority access to monuments.

Save time & money: we complete your Private Guided Tour with recommendations for the best neighboring restaurants, hotels and exhibitions, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by an independent local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest in History and regional habits.

Private Guided Tour of Marseille history : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

Please contact us for booking your Private Guided Tour of Marseille history

…or to offer it to a friend !

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