A mix of cosmopolitan and a wide variety of cultural and historic attractions make Marseille a charming tourist destination. Many of the tourist attractions of this place can be found around the Vieux Port. The main tourist attractions of Marseille are :
Basilique Notre Dame de La Garde : – Situated on the highest point of Marseille, south of the Vieux Port, this 19-th century Romano-Byzantine cathedral of Notre Dame de La Garde is must place to see.
Chateau d'If : – Château d'If, situated on the tiny island of If, is a castle turned prison and the cells of the castle are quite famous with the visitors. Infact, the If island itself offers implausible views of Marseille.
Centre de la Vieille Charite : – This is a cultural and exhibition centre and also abodes Archeological Museum of Marseille and the Musee des Arts Africains, Océaniens and Amérindiens. Its main courtyard and Italian baroque-style domed chapel are highly appealing.
La Cathedrale de la Nouvelle Major : – This splendid cathedral, designed in the Romano-Byzantine style, majorly features ornate sculptures and mosaics and some glorious sea views as well.
Palais du Pharo : – This palace is used for public exhibitions and that time is a good opportunity for visitors to view the splendid interiors of palace.