Sweet Tooth Tour in Marseille, Marseille

Marseille boasts a number of wonderful little shops catering to the sweet tooth, offering chocolates, truffles, cookies and other pastries. Take this tour to sample a few select shops within a pleasant walk of the city center.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Sweet Tooth Tour in Marseille Map

Guide Name: Sweet Tooth Tour in Marseille
Guide Location: France » Marseille (See other walking tours in Marseille)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: kane
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Le Four des Navettes

1) Le Four des Navettes

Open since 1791, Le Four des Navettes has been selling cookies made from well-kept recipes from medieval times. The owner of the shop ensures that the baking tradition so dear to the heart of the locals is closely followed. The shop’s top specialty is boat-shaped cookies, called les Navettes, that are famous throughout the country.
Operation hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 – 7:30 pm
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De Neuville

2) De Neuville

This very fashionable little shop sells chocolates that are made in France. They are well-presented and extremely delicious. You can indulge yourself on the premises or take your purchases home.
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Puyricard

3) Puyricard

This store features a variety of traditional pastries and chocolates. The treats available here include chocolates stuffed with almond paste, candied fruits, caramels, dragees, soft fruit pastilles and candied chestnuts. Try the chocolates with almond paste (pate d'amande) or une Marseillotte (a delightful type of biscuit).
Operating hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00-19:00.
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Amandine

4) Amandine

In a word, chocolate! Almost everything in this remarkable shop is made of chocolate, including the tables and decorative items. A photograph or a work of graphic art can be reproduced in various shades of chocolate on top of a delicious layer cake in any flavor you specify in advance.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sun: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Chocolaterie Léonidas

5) Chocolaterie Léonidas

Chocolaterie Léonidas is a famous Belgian company recognized for its high quality chocolate. The shop offers a wide range of famous Belgian Leonidas Chocolates, as well as pralines, ganache, butter cream, sugarless products, and much more. Welcome to the fantastic world of chocolate and sweets!
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 09:00-19:00

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.
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
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
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
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
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

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: 4.1 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.