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This private sandy beach on the Catalans resort, near the Palais du Pharo, does charge an entrance fee, although beach ... More
Plage des Catalans
This private sandy beach on the Catalans resort, near the Palais du Pharo, does charge an entrance fee, although beach umbrellas and sunbeds are available for rent and there are a number of volleyball courts for the sports lovers among you (tournaments also take place here). In addition, the beach is dotted with various snack bars and cafes, making it a not-to-be-missed spot for summer get-togethers.
La Plage de Catalans is the kind of beach you would expect in a big city: popular, dirty, noisy. It's an all-around average beach. There are much worse and there are definitely better. If you are not particularly choosy, it might suit you well.
It's conveniently located 3/4 of a mile from the Vieux Port and that is why at the same time dirty, popular and noisy. Because it's close to the city's vieux port, it could be the ideal place to take a break after a long summer day of sightseeing. in winter i wouldn't bother going there.
For choosier tourists a simple 10 minute bus ride along the corniche du president kennedy will bring them to el prado, plage de prophete and other nearby beaches.
In short, La Plage de Catalans is conveniently located and best of all it's free! Other than that it has nothing of extraordinary. And it's worth visiting it only during the hot summer months. If you want something more take bus 83 and get off at one of the other beaches.
Fans of urban architecture will not be disappointed by this former villa turned art gallery. The Villa Bagatelle, now Mayoral
Office for the 6th and 8th Districts, houses temporary exhibits on a regular basis. Open all year, thematic exhibitions ...
The museum is currently closed for renovation and is scheduled to re open in 2012. Situated on the relic gardens,
this museum traces the history of the foundations of Marseille and from the first centuries of its existence around ...
The first inlet you come across after Les Goudes appears to have been chiseled out of the rock face. From
the road steads of the Calanque de Callelongue, look out over the majestic sea which leads the eye on ...