Art Gallery Walk in Marseille, Marseille

As the oldest city in France, Marseille has rich history and traditions that led to the development of the city as the main cultural center of the region. Here visitors can enjoy galleries of science and technology, photography, general and local history and culture, architecture and design. This tour will take you through the best of them.
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Art Gallery Walk in Marseille Map

Guide Name: Art Gallery Walk in Marseille
Guide Location: France » Marseille (See other walking tours in Marseille)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Author: kane
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Cadrerie

1) Cadrerie

Open since 1971, Cadrerie is a picture gallery near Place Castellane. It helps new artists make their way in the world of arts and achieve recognition. The gallery's collection consists of exquisite works by over 800 painters, sculptors and photographers.
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Galerie de l'Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts

2) Galerie de l'Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts

This gallery is connected with the Luminy Fine Arts School. It houses exhibitions closely related to this school. It gives students the opportunity to discover all genres of the art: painting, sculpture, photography, etc. Most of the works represent contemporary art.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 14:00 - 18:00.
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Galerie Hyaline

3) Galerie Hyaline

This chic gallery hosts both permanent and temporary applied arts exhibitions, that promote works by different local, regional and foreign sculptors and painters. Come and see this little fascinating world of fine glass, clay, and metal items of such various shapes and forms.
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Galerie Sordini

4) Galerie Sordini

Galerie Sordini is located within walking distance from the famous Vieux Port of Marseilles. It is another distinguished gallery to host great works of contemporary art. New exhibitions are held here monthly.
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Galerie Athanor

5) Galerie Athanor

Galerie Athanor displays contemporary art exhibitions in three presentation rooms. Here you will find a great collection of works by contemporary artists from across several generations.
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Galerie du Pharos

6) Galerie du Pharos

Galerie du Pharos is mostly focused on promoting representational art. The main collection consists of works that portray scenes from the daily provincial life. You will also find here an array of still-life works.
Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 14:30-19:00; Sat: 10:30-12:30/14:30-19:00
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Galerie Jouvène

7) Galerie Jouvène

Galerie Jouvène was founded about 150 years ago. It owns a rich collection of classical paintings and a vast range of works depicting Provence from the 17th Century to the present day.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 19:00
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Interface 4

8) Interface 4

At first the Interface association was designed as a production factory. Today, it is a gallery that unites plastic arts, sound, and architecture. A vast number of exhibitions and conferences take place here. The old Vieille Charité monastery is located nearby.
Open Hours: Tu to Sa from 02:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Walking Tours in Marseille, France

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Creating your own self-guided walk in Marseille is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Located on the Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the largest commercial port and the second most populous city in France. Being also the country's oldest, the city is known for its ancient heritage, distinctive culture, ethnic diversity and strong identity, all of which secures for Marseille the status of a major tourist destination. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Marseille.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille

Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille

Marseille is rich in sacred places, religious sights and buildings. Most of them represent Roman-Byzantine style and wouldn’t leave you indifferent. Often their interior is decorated with inlaid marble, mosaics and murals.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Marseille's Museums Walking Tour

Marseille's Museums Walking Tour

Marseille, as the oldest city of France, has a rich history. It is home of diverse museums and galleries. Many of them are beautiful and interesting buildings which have become important landmarks. This walking tour will take you to them to know better understand French history and culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Daily Life in Marseille

Daily Life in Marseille

When you take this route, you'll have the opportunity to visit spots of locals' everyday life and get a glimpse of what it is like to live in Marseille. Come early at the harbor to see fishermen departing into the sea, do some shopping at a local market, enjoy a cup of coffee in the café around the corner. You will have a lot of fun on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Leisure and Relaxation Tour in Marseille

Leisure and Relaxation Tour in Marseille

Marseille has vast green spaces, many interesting parks and gardens and some small historic parks. Most of the gardens and parks of Marseille are fairly new. These locations are a good place for visitors to relax, tucked away from the bustle of city life.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 11.0 km
Specialty Shops Walking Tour in Marseille

Specialty Shops Walking Tour in Marseille

Marseille, as a main trading center, has a huge number of specialty shops. They range from olive oil, coffee and tea to old-fashioned toys, famous Marseille soap and carved wooden creche figurines (santons). Take this tour and discover yet another side of this wonderful city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Marseille for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Marseille has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Marseille, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.