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Marseille Mystery Tour
Activities in Marseille

Marseille Mystery Tour

  • English English
  • 3 hours

In the French city of Marseille, there are secrets, mysteries and legends around every corner. Be amazed by the intriguing stories you'll hear on this tour!

Marseille Mystery Tour

It's a scorching summer's day in June 1772, the perfect day for Marquis de Sade and his servant to unleash their wildest sexual fantasies. They hire the services of four prostitutes in the centre of Marseille. Everything was going well until the next morning when... We'll hear the ending of this sinister story at 3 pm when we meet at the Marseille City Hall next to the picturesque Port Vieux. From here we'll begin a tour full of mysteries and legends and get to know Marseille's dark side. 

Firstly, we'll take public transport to the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. Inside, we'll find out about the secrets it holds and the notorious Tarot of Marseilles. Then we'll enjoy some magnificent panoramic views of Marseille. Our memories ingrained with these unforgettable sights, we'll head to Pierre Puget street to admire a sculpture by the French Baroque artist the street is named after. We'll find out if his life and work really hide unspeakable secrets about the famous Marseille soap...

We'll continue this guided tour around Marseille at Fort Saint Nicolas, the story of which is better not written down... As a final touch, at 6 pm we'll finish the tour outside the Palais du Pharo. History books tell us that this magnificent palace was a gift from Emperor Napoleon III to his wife Eugenia de Montijo. They don't tell us, however, about certain anecdotes and interesting facts that we'll find out about on the tour.


Adults Registered students Children under 14
English language tour
US$ 15.50
US$ 13.30

English language tour

  • Adults

    US$ 15.5
  • Registered students

    US$ 13.3
  • Children under 14


More Information


3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide specialising in the history of Marseille.

Public transport single ticket (onlt for adults).

Not included

Public transport return ticket for children.

Public transport return ticket for adults.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (3:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 15.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Port Vieux (opposite the city hall).


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.