Private half-day tour of the Jewish heritage in Marseille
Activities

Private half-day tour of the Jewish heritage in Marseille

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the heritage of the third-largest Jewish community in Europe
  • Visit the beautiful Synagogue Breteuil and the picturesque Jewish district
  • Explore the heart of the city, from the Old Port to Le Panier neighborhood
What to expect

Discover the fascinating heritage of the third-largest Jewish community in Europe. Take advantage of the undivided attention of your guide, who will show you the Grand Synagogue Breteuil and the Jewish district of Marseille with its many religious shops and kosher restaurants. Admire the highlights of this vibrant city from a different perspective!

The presence of Jewish communities in Marseille dates back to the Roman Empire, but it became stronger during the Inquisition when Jewish populations from Spain, Portugal and France sought papal protection in Provence. During World War II, many Jews arrived in Marseille in the hope of setting sail for America, and also after the decolonization of Algeria and Tunisia, Jewish populations arrived en masse in France and particularly in Marseille.

Your private driver will pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship port and drive you to the magnificent Synagogue Breteuil and its Wall of Names, the monument dedicated to the 2000 people who were arrested and held in concentration camps during the Nazi occupation. Then, you'll discover the many religious boutiques and kosher restaurants in the Jewish neighborhood.

The tour continues on with a breathtaking 360° view of the city and its coastline from the highest point in Marseille, followed by a panoramic ride along the coast towards the heart of the city. See the extraordinary Palais Longchamp, the Old Port and the oldest neighborhood in France, Le Panier, before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Pick-up and drop-off service from/to your hotel
    • Transportation by a/c minivan with WiFi
    • Professional tour guide
    • Private tour of the Jewish sites in Marseille
    • Local taxes, fuel surcharge, insurance
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up and drop-off service from/to your accommodation, cruise ship port, or any other agreed meeting point in Provence. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • The indicated price is for your private group of up to 8 people
    • Please indicate your preferred pickup location at checkout
    • If you'd like to request a different starting time, please specify it at checkout
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    When
    • Please refer to calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Provence Amazing Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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