Walk in the city center of Marseille

Cultural Pedestrian sports Hiking itinerary
  • Circuit pedestre Prefecture
  • Office Metropolitain Tourisme Congres
  • Musee Cantini
  • Prefecture BdR
  • Place Estrangin
  • Palais de Justice Marseille
Circuit pedestre PrefectureOffice Metropolitain Tourisme CongresMusee CantiniPrefecture BdRPlace EstranginPalais de Justice Marseille

Presentation

This urban stroll is not difficult and allows you to combine the contemplation of the heritage with a shopping activity.
The route passes through the shopping streets of the city center. For all tastes and budgets, you will find the biggest luxury brands, the brands of the big international chains or the small shopkeepers.

Look up and you will see beautiful facades from the 18th and 19th centuries, witnesses of a sumptuous era. Some shops have even preserved architectural elements (stairs, railings, marble, gilding...) of these old private mansions, so don't hesitate to enter and admire. In order, you will pass by the place du Général de Gaulle, to then go up the Saint Ferréol street, which finishes place de la Préfecture.

The building of the Prefecture is the symbol of the power of the Second Empire. From there, the Boulevard Paul Peytral leads to the Place Estrangin-Pastré and its fountain representing the four continents and underlining the maritime vocation of Marseille. Continue the visit to explore the antique dealers' district (Rues Paradis, Sylvabelle, Saint-Jacques, Dragon, Saint-Suffren and Sainte-Victoire).

A wrought iron arch at the bottom of Rue Edmond Rostand indicates the entrance to this district, which since the 1950s has been home to a concentration of antique dealers, art galleries, second-hand booksellers and decorators.
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Signposted route
    • Distance (km) : 1.6
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 40
    • Route : 60
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level green –very easy
  • Natures field :
    • Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)
    • Suitable for city strollers

Tarifs

Free access.
Contact
Walk in the city center of Marseille
Départ Office Métropolitain de Tourisme et Congr
11 La Canebière
13001
Marseille
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Randonnée dans le centre ville de Marseille
Départ Office Métropolitain de Tourisme et Congr
11 La Canebière
13001
Marseille
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.296111
Longitude : 5.376111

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