For European Heritage Day, discover Marseille’s northern suburbs as seen by local residents. “La Mer Côté Nord” is a three-day stay organised by the association Horizons en Partage and the Hôtel du Nord cooperative. Accompanied by local residents, visitors will discover little known historical and cultural attractions in areas where housing blocks and old Provençal farmhouses exist side by side.
After taking in the city centre and other major landmarks, visitors will embark on a boat tour of the commercial port where much of Marseille’s industrial and immigration history originated.
The tour will also pass through a unique urban landscape where the “villages” of the northern coastline mix with factories, housing blocks and old country estates.
For more information on the programme, prices and registration (in French), visit the Horizons en Partage website.
Hôtel du Nord has been nominated by a committee of 30 experts in tourism and sustainable development for the 5th Trophées du Tourisme Responsable (Responsible Tourism Prize) in the urban tourism category.