Going camping in Marseille in total freedom
Marseille is one of the biggest cities in France and is known for its port, its soccer team and basilica, Notre-Dame de la Garde. So camping in Marseille will be an excellent idea if you are tempted by visiting the Mediterranean coast. Don’t hesitate to see the campsites located not far from the lavender fields and go camping on the Mediterranean!
The fun of camping in Martigues
The city of Martigues, nicknamed “The Venice of Provence” has over ten campsites for anyone wishing to explore Marseille and the region. The campsites in Martigues, like Le Mas****, Marius*** or Les Mouettes***, are the guarantee of a comfortable stay with the chance to try out a large number of water sports.
The most beautiful campsites on the Mediterranean
Facing the sea, a large number of campsites have been set up so that visitors can enjoy the long sandy beaches and landscapes of the Mediterranean coast. Choosing a campsite on the Mediterranean means the song of the cicada, walks near the creeks in the region and great seafood. Camping in Marseille is ideal for holidaymakers who prefer the sea to the mountains, and who want to relax in an easy-going atmosphere.
Often seen in France as "the gateway to the Orient" because of its location on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille has always been an international city with cultural and economic interactions with Asia, southern Europe, the Near East and north Africa.
Open since 2013, the MUCEM is the first major museum in France dedicated to the civilisations of the Mediterranean in the 21st century and also one of the most visited. The museum is made up of three sites, with one including a dedicated space for children, so it's ideal for a family outing. Fort St-Jean, with a walkway above the sea, is a structure with an incredible view, as well as a new Mediterranean garden. Visitors can also enjoy the art collections, a café and open-air shows.
Since renovation work in 2013, access to THE OLD PORT has been easier, a sun-shelter has been created and traffic reduced. This is where the city's history has been played out for centuries.
From the port you can take a boat for a trip to THE CALANQUES. Visitors are often amazed at the beauty of the Calanques National Park… The rich biodiversity here is truly unique in France. Get ready for the amazing sight of the Massif des Calanques, the Frioul archipelago and the beautiful sea beds!
NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE is a 19th century minor Catholic basilica, but most of all a symbol of the city of Marseille. It is nicknamed the "Bonne Mère" (the Good Mother) and provides a wonderful view over the sea and the city from the hills.
LA CANEBIERE is a famous avenue running through the centre of Marseille. It stretches for one kilometre from Saint-Vincent-de-Paul church until the Old Port. It is another symbol of the city.
Lastly, the CITE RADIEUSE is a residence built in the early 1950s by the famous architect Le Corbusier. It has 337 flats in 23 different styles, separated by "interior streets", as well as a hotel with 21 rooms. The Cité Radieuse has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1995 and attracts a growing number of visitors.