The Largest Port In France
Marseille may not be part of the famed French Riviera, but it is the capital city of the Côte d’Azur region, and it happens to be the largest port in France and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. It’s also the second-largest French city outside of Paris. More than a tourist destination, Marseille is an insight into the contemporary French way of life. Set on the water, with some 10,000 berths at the old port, anchoring your yacht charter in Marseille is the best way to discover this vibrant city and the surrounding areas.
Light stone architecture almost glistens in the sun. Art galleries dot the streets. Luxury artisans offer everything from centuries-old services to modern spins on perfumery and cuisine. Shopping boutiques and high-end restaurants adorn this city, waiting for highly discerning guests to come and indulge.
Must-do Activities While Yacht Chartering In Marseille
Marseille’s streets are shaped by 2600 years of history. Starting with the Phonecians in 600BC and then the Greeks and Romans, the architecture and narrow streets along are their own marvel.
Feast On The Finest Cuisine
Marseille is home to the famous French dish, Bouillabaisse. Every French restaurant in the city has this on the menu, many with an innovative modern flare. But only one with three Michelin stars.
Le Petit Nice is a Michelin three-star restaurant. The only three-star restaurant in Marseille and one of only 40 in France. Need it be said? Their menu is divine, and their take on the Bouillabaisse will be an experience inaccessible anywhere else in the world.
Other excellent restaurant options are L’Aromat – for contemporary spins on traditional menu items. Le Château, Sormiou – for a quirky venue out of the city with a quaint terrace that invites you to stay awhile. And Chez Madie Les Galinettes – for a traditional style French meal in a cosy setting.
Get In The Water
On a Charter in Marseille, you want to make the most of your exclusive water route access. One strikingly beautiful nearby destination is the Calanques National Park.
Tender down here and spend the day out on kayaks or paddleboards, gliding along the blue-hued waters past pale beige cliffs and native Mediterranean vegetation.
Stroll The Shops
Charter holidays seldom offer a diverse range of shopping options – say, high-end couture or handcrafted perfumes. This is where the cities shine. On a private yacht charter to Marseille, you can have it all.
Les Docks de la Joliette is a shopping centre and art space combined where visitors can find high-end brands like Louis Vuitton and others. Galeries Lafayette is the best place to find all the big-name brands you seek.
Terrasses du Port is a leisure and shopping hub. Or, for a unique shopping experience, Marche de Noailles shows off Marseille’s flavour. Here you can find favourite Marseille spices and preserves to take back on board for your chef to turn into magical French cuisine.
Speaking of morish morsels, L’Esperantine de Marseille is the place to find deliciously addictive chocolates.
Marvel in Marseille’s Museums
Considered a cultural hub in France, Marseille is home to many must-see museums.
Our favourites include:
- Musée d’Histoire de Marseille
- Palais Longchamp
- Musée des beaux-arts
- Musée de la Marine de l’Économie
What To Expect When Booking A Yacht Charter In Marseille With Ahoy Club
Ahoy Club is the number one platform to book a Marseille yacht charter because we make it simple without compromising any of the finer details.
Booking online is done in just a few clicks. From browsing to narrowing down the best options (of 4000+ vessels) and selecting the yacht that meets all of your unique criteria, our experience builder smooths this process. Our innovative technology learns your needs quickly to show you only the boats and yachts applicable to your wants.
Once your booking is complete, we connect you with your very own Customer Experience Manager, who acts as a liaison between you and your captain. They can help to make reservations, offer local insights and recommendations and get you into exclusive venues and events.
Combining first-hand personal experience with progressive technology, Ahoy Club is the platform of choice for booking a yacht charter anywhere in the world.