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Marseilles is full of surprises and is jam-packed with entertainment ideas. You can also explore the vast natural spaces and enjoy its proximity to the Mediterranean sea, as well as have fun or take in some culture in the city's range of facilities. European Capital of Culture for Sport in 2017, you can also visit some sports parks, fitness suites or stadiums to cheer on a football team or watch the athletics trials. Enjoy a wide variety of pleasures by sampling local products so that you can take some treats back home to remind you of the great time you had.
Cultural activities in Marseilles
Gain some height by visiting the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica. It was built to pay tribute to the "Good Mother" who protected the city from an epidemic. Its original architecture comes from its Byzantine influence. It is a place for the protection of sailors and fishermen. You can climb up by foot if you feeling energetic, but buses or a mini train can give you an effortless ride up. Seek out the Old Port to soak up the warmth and liveliness of the city. Visit the Palais Longchamp which is home to the Natural History Museum and plays host to palaeontology, botanical, zoology objects as well as human science collections. For something out of the ordinary, stroll in the Cité Radieuse de Le Corbusier which dates back to 1940 and is designed to be functional and practical. Inspired by the sea world, one of the buildings is in the shape of an ocean liner. There you'll find the MAMO, the modern art museum.
Leisure activities in Marseilles
From the Old Port, you can book a boat trip to take you to the Calanques. You can practise snorkelling or scuba diving to explore the sea bed. The Calanques also offer the opportunity to hike or try climbing. Opt for Morgiou, which is home to a little fishing harbour and some very authentic cabanons, or beachside cabins. Make the most of the beach for relaxing and lounging in the sun. Draw some inspiration from local culture, and learn to cook bouillabaisse with a chef who will reveal everything about his passion, from shopping at the market to creating and tasting the dishes. In the mood for a spot of shopping? Check out the shops in the Dock Village. The former industry and commerce buildings have been rehabilitated to create an area for shops, restaurants and relaxation.