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Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marseille CityPass: 24 Hours, 48 Hours or 72 Hours

1. Marseille CityPass: 24 Hours, 48 Hours or 72 Hours

The City Pass Marseille is valid for 24 hours, 48 hours, or 72 hours and allows access to many attractions, museums, trains, boats, guided tours, public transport tickets, and more. This pass is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover Marseille with an all-inclusive package. The visitor presents the pass at the museum entrance or at the start of a tour and gets the keys to the city. Enjoy discounts at certified shops and activity partners as well. • Unlimited access to public transports for the duration of the pass• Numerous discounts and tasting in partner stores • Numerous discounts for tourist and cultural activities of providers • Access to MUCEM (closed on Tuesdays) • Access to Regards de Provence museum (closed on Mondays)• Crossing to the If (subject to weather) or Frioul Islands OR one tour with the hop-on hop-off Colorbüs tour • Visit to If Castle (closed on Mondays during winter months)• A tour in the Touristic Train to Notre-Dame de la Garde or through the Old Marseille • A free guided tour of the Metropolitan Tourist Office is included in the CityPass 72 hours and with a 30% discount for the 24 hours and 48 hours CityPass, valid only for visits at 10€ (reservation is required, subject to avaibility and not included in the offer are La Cité Radieuse / Le Corbusier and private visits)• Reduced rates for children (6 to 12 years old) The municipal museums are free of charge all year (with reduced prices for temporary exhibitions when you have this pass)

Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Your tour starts with a short training session on how to operate your personal transporter. Once you feel confident on your Segway, you and your professional Segway instructor will head off on your incredible adventure of the beautiful city.  You'll pass by Cathedrale de la Major, the Mucem and the Old Port before climbing up to Notre Dame de La Garde, a must-see in Marseille. On arrival, marvel at the splendid view of the city and its surroundings. You'll have time to visit the cathedral and after a short photo stop, you'll go down to the Abbey of St Victor before heading back to the meeting point. The Segway takes you on an original and fun adventure, making you feel like you're on a magic carpet ride. Join the tour, and discover the best spots in the city with an innovative and eco-friendly machine which is fun for everyone. 

Marseille: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Panier App Walking Tour

3. Marseille: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Panier App Walking Tour

Explore Marseille's highlights with this panoramic bus tour that allows you to hop on and off at multiple stops. Hop off whenever you want to discover the charming Panier district via an audio-guided walking tour on your smartphone with the Rewind app. Panoramic Tour of Marseille by Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Enjoy 360° panoramic views of the city of Marseille and audio-guided commentary on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Receive a 24-hour pass and hop on and off freely at 14 stops. Get off the bus close to must-see sites such as Fort Saint Nicolas, Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Harbor Master's office, and more. Discover the city at your own pace, and learn more about the city and its monuments. Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour Alight at the Vieux Port stop to start a 1-hour audio-guided walking tour of the quaint Panier district where the bus has no access. Or, take the walking tour before or after your bus tour; the choice is yours. Walk the narrow streets and alleys, and admire the colorful houses, the majestic Cathedral of the Major, and the Old Port with its 3,000 boats. During your walking tour, use your smartphone to listen to stories recorded by a guide and two professional actors, which will automatically trigger as you walk. Start whenever you want, go at your own pace, and enjoy an innovative look at the city far from tourist groups. If you want to stop to shop or for refreshments, simply resume the tour where you left off. And don't worry about getting lost: The guide provides clear audio directions, and a map loads in real-time. Should you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time.

Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

4. Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Learn about the history and culture of the Mediterranean with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the fascinating Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem). Opened in Marseille in June 2013, the Mucem has now joined the ranks of the most visited museums in the world thanks to its program of exhibitions and cultural programs. Admire the stunning architecture of the building by Rudy Ricciotti, and stroll along the corridors of the museum to get stunning views of the old port and Mediterranean Sea. Explore exhibitions that combine anthropology, history, archaeology, art history and contemporary art to explain the Mediterranean world and its dialogue with Europe in amazing detail. Exhibitions: Jeff Koons Mucem, works from the Pinault collection. Showing from Wednesday 19 May, 2021 to Monday 18 October, 2021. Déflagrations — Children’s drawings and mass violence Mucem. Showing from Wednesday 19 May, 2021 to Sunday 29 August, 2021. Connectivities Mediterranean Gallery 2 Mucem. Showing from Monday 29 June, 2020 to Monday 13 March, 2023.

Marseille: Old Town Exploration Game

5. Marseille: Old Town Exploration Game

Discover Marseille’s Old Town district full of vibrant street art, cozy boutiques, and overflowing with history as you play a game around the city. Untangle the past of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Marseille. See some of the most fascinating urban gems like the Fort Saint-Jean and the MUCEM Museum. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Be lead through the streets of the oldest city in France, brimming with architectural magic. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 1.5 hours. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Marseille: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Marseille: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour in St. Vincent de Paul Church! Visit the historic rue Canebière. Photograph the unique Art Deco Opéra de Marseille, the largest and oldest opera house in France and admire the fairytale Daviel Pavilion. Saint Jean Fort will leave you speechless as it combines its grandeur with every boy's or girl's dream of a grand fort. Learn about The Mucem museum and its unique exhibits! Cathédrale La Major will captivate you, you have never seen anything more captivating, it is worth the time and space on your mobile memory. The busy Panier will be your next step, do nothing, leave your mobile and see an area where every part of it is like a museum! While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Center de la Vieille Charité with its captivating architecture, which was once an inn!

Marseille: Electric Motorcycle Rental with Smartphone Guide

7. Marseille: Electric Motorcycle Rental with Smartphone Guide

Discover the incredible variety of the city of Marseille with the greatest of facilities! With a powerful and beautiful electric scooter you will have the possibility of reaching the most beautiful tourist and natural sites. From the Old Port you can discover the historic city center: Old Port, Panier district, Canebière, Notre Dame de la Garde for example. But also new attractions like the MUCEM, the Cosquer museum. On the sea side, you can walk along the entire Corniche to discover many neighborhoods like Malmousque, Vallon des Auffes, Borély Park. A little further on, you will enter the Calanques National Park for an immersion in the most spectacular site in the region, with breathtaking coves and fishing villages! Les Goudes, the creeks of Sormiou and Morgiou, the port of La Madrague are all possibilities! The performance of the scooter, its remarkable style, the ease of handling, the autonomy are all things that will make you spend an unforgettable moment. Finally, the guide application with routes made by us will give you many choices of visits and allow you to navigate in complete peace of mind!

Marseille Treasures and secret Private Tour

8. Marseille Treasures and secret Private Tour

Discover the oldest city in France, Marseille, on this tour with a private guide and explore the fascinating history of its first district, Le Panier. Enjoy its artistic atmosphere, exceptional gourmet stores, famous street art, sunny cafés, and more, while learning its history. Meet your guide, who will detail everything you need to know about this popular district and why it's called Le Panier. As you wander its streets, admire giant frescoes, amazing artwork, and discover local artists. Discover la Vielle Charité: an incredible cultural complex with a peaceful atmosphere, where humble people in the past received good treatments. The tour will take you through 3 charming squares, or Places, as the French call them. The Place de Lenche is located where the old Greek agora was based, a strategic location where citizens could watch over the port's activities. Place des Moulins is at the top of the Panier. From there, you will enjoy a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere that contrasts with the lively ambiance of Place des Pistoles, another square known for its incredible cafés, restaurants, and the shops of local designers. Finally, you will see from outside the iconic Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations – Mucem, which explores the history, culture, and civilization of the Mediterranean region. As you finish the tour, it will feel like you’ve experienced Marseille as if through a local’s eyes, with enough fond memories to last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

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4.5 / 5

based on 990 reviews

The 48-hr city pass has made my stay in Marseille easy. I took bus or tram, and the boat Le Bateau Frioul-If. After paying over 5 EUR, I visited 2 islands, that was a good choice. Lunch at Frioul Island was authentic and delicious. I also took the little train to the Basilique Notre-Dame. The hill was stiff, so it definitely saved some energy by taking the train.

It was great - I just had to go to the specified service office - I got a small cardboard pass in the size of a credit card and the mail went off - I could use this thing to go to the museum, use all local transport, take the steamer or the red bus - it was very cool .

Great welcome at the tourist office Advice on using the https://roadbook.travel/r/FMTJ98 card offered and sent by SMS Low cost compared to the activities offered

Great pass, visited 6 museums with it and rides metro e bus and got discount on ride to Notre-Dame and entrance

Very cool museum. Recommend full day as it is huge!