This trip is like a checklist of Marseille’s best bits, ranging from the chateau-studded coastline to the city’s most historic landmarks. Things get off to a start along the JF Kennedy Corniche – a winding waterside road which snakes towards Marseille’s yacht-filled marina. You’ll have time to snap a couple of photos at the Old Harbour, before heading to the iconic Notre Dame de la Garde. This towering basilica is the highest point of the city, so expect panoramic views of the Côte d'Azur on one side and Mont Puget on the other. Next, you’ll trace a path back into the city, before driving out to the town of Aix-en-Provence. A guide will lead you along the fairytale-like Cours Mirabeau – a pretty avenue shaded by bowing trees. The ancient Aix Cathedral is also on the agenda, and you’ll get up close to its unusual mix of Roman and Gothic architecture. Before boarding the bus back to Toulon, there’s a wedge of free time to grab a bite to eat or hit the shops.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.