Cultural activities and heritage between Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, and Toulon
Tourism in Le Castellet

Marseille

Marseille is a city of arts and culture, a city of many wonders. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Marseille's history remains very much a part of its present. The city highlights the great architectural achievements of the 21st century—from its medieval religious foundations to the 16th century fortifications, the sumptuous 17th and 18th century residences, and several distinguished buildings constructed in the 19th century.

Must-sees in Marseille:

  • Notre-Dame de la Garde
  • The Old Port
  • Le Panier
  • The Town Hall
  • La Cité Radieuse
  • L’Estaque and the painters
  • La Canebière
  • The MuCEM and J4
  • Saint-Victor Abbey
  • La Vieille Charité
  • Le Stade Vélodrome stadium
  • If Château and the Frioul Islands
  • Les Calanques
Vieux Port de Marseille

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a spa town, an arts town, and the town of the calisson. This special destination has exceptional heritage due to its rich history, as the former capital of Provence. Stroll around its streets and fountains. They'll tell you their stories. The mild climate also lends itself to nice evenings in its casino, three cinemas, over 10 dance halls, several bars and pubs, not to mention the auditoriums, theatres, and café-theatres.

Must-sees in Aix-en-Provence:

  • Cézanne's universe
  • The old town
  • Le Cours Mirabeau
  • Granet Museum
  • Vendôme Pavilion
  • Le Mémorial des Milles
  • The outdoor markets in the squares in the town centre and other neighbourhoods

Toulon

Toulon is the Var's largest city, offering several activities and remaining faithful to its Provençal and maritime soul. The city's heritage reflects the architectural evolution of the city and its artistic movements throughout the centuries.

Must-sees in Toulon:

  • The Harbour and the National Marine Museum
  • The Clock Tower (the Square Tower)
  • The Boat Sculpture
  • Saint-Louis Church
  • Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds Cathedral
  • Liberty Square
  • The Monumental Gate of the Arsenal
  • Puget Square
  • Italy Gate
  • The Royal Tower
  • Saint-Louis Fort
  • Mayol Stadium