Free Things to Do with One Day in Marseille

Free Things to Do with One Day in Marseille, Marseille, France (B)

As beautiful and amazing as visiting it is, France isn’t really a cheap destination for travellers. Marseille, the second biggest city in France, shouldn’t be any exception then. My challenge was making my visit to Marseille part of a month-long trip to France as budget-friendly as possible. While I’m sure there are attractions worthy of your money, I managed to find many free things to do in Marseille during my trip. 

What’s great is that even though I stuck to free attractions, Marseille really won me over. I had prepared myself not to like the city based on its reputation of being quite gritty. One day in Marseille sightseeing later and I genuinely can’t wait to go back. I’ll say now that one day is certainly not long enough and I have no doubt there are attractions that are worth paying for. These are just my Marseille travel tips for fellow travellers on a budget, looking to spend 1 day in Marseille and save money.

Being the first attraction that I saw and one that immediately wowed me, let’s start with the Palais Longchamp. Sitting at the top of a pleasant boulevard just up from my Airbnb, this palace is quite the sight. More of a monument than an actual palace, the building houses two museums. But it’s really the extravagant fountain, staircases and balconies here that are not to be missed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Free Things to Do with One Day in Marseille
Guide Location: France » Marseille
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palais Longchamp
  • Pharo Palace
  • Old Port
  • City Hall
  • La Vieille Charité cultural centre
  • Marseille Cathedral
  • Fort Saint-Jean
  • Abbey of Saint-Victor
  • Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde