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What to do in MARSEILLE after the Rugby World Cup?

Once the matches are over and the Rugby World Cup is over, you might be wondering what to do in Marseille. Fortunately, the city is full of activities and sites to discover. Here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of your post-World Cup stay in Marseille:

Visit the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

This basilica is one of Marseille’s most emblematic symbols. It offers a breathtaking view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

Stroll around the Old Port

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Old Port, admiring the moored boats and enjoying an ice cream or coffee in one of the many seafront cafés.

Explore the Panier district

Marseille’s oldest district is full of charm, with its narrow streets, colorful houses and artisan stores.

Excursion to the Calanques

If you’re a nature lover, a visit to the Calanques is a must. You can explore them on foot, by boat or even by kayak for a more adventurous experience.

Visit the MUCEM

The Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée is a must-see for art and culture lovers. It features fascinating temporary and permanent exhibitions.

Local cuisine tasting

After the rugby, take the time to discover Marseille’s cuisine. Try bouillabaisse, a traditional fish dish, or enjoy a tapenade with a glass of pastis.

Shopping at Les Docks

This modern shopping area is home to many local and international designer boutiques. It’s the ideal place to find unique souvenirs of your stay in Marseille.


Remember, these are just suggestions, and Marseille has so much more to offer. Make the most of every moment and don’t hesitate to immerse yourself in the local culture for an authentic experience.

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