This is an essential if you are visiting Marseille. For those who love hiking and who have the time to spare, I would recommend packing a picnic, your bathers and some walking shoes and climbing through the calanques to discover their hidden coves and cliffs that give you access to the blue, blue Mediterranean sea.
Otherwise, do as we did and jump aboard a boat cruise that will take you along the coast so you can discover this beautiful natural coastline. Another option is to spend some time visiting the town of Cassis, which marked the end of our tour and is an excellent point from which to explore by foot, boat or stand-up paddle board.
We loved our day out on the water – this what I would come back to Marseille for.