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“Greeters are Great!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marseille Provence Greeters - Private Tours

Marseille Provence Greeters - Private Tours
22 rue de Forbin, 13002 Marseille, France
06 37 840 826
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Owner description: A new way to explore Marseille !Greeters are local volunteers from Marseille who accompany you on your walk, unveil their secret places and top addresses and regale you with fun little stories about the enigmatic Marseille-Provence area.
Munich, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Greeters are Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was a great way to get to know Marseilles. The greeters, Monika and Guy, were very warm and friendly residents who told us a lot about their town as we strolled around the port area and the new museum complex. We even had lunch with them afterwards, because we were enjoying their company so much. We would highly recommend this service. In many ways it was more enjoyable than a typical tour - much more personal and relaxed, with the chance to gain a real insight into life in Marseilles.

Please note: there is no fee for this service as such, but the organisation does ask for a donation to facilitate the online booking service. In our opinion, this was money well spent!

Visited August 2013
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New Hampshire
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“So Much for Nothing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The on line process to get a volunteer guide was easy and efficient. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and well organized. Her English was excellent. She customized the tour to our stated interests. She also was responsive to our requests for bus info and restaurant information. It was absolutely perfect to spend a half of a day with a local with such superb skils.

Visited September 2013
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marseillegreeters, Gérant at Marseille Provence Greeters - Private Tours, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hi,

Such a big thanks for your review, we're glad you liked your walk with your greeter.
We hope you appreciated our city.

Best regards,
The Marseille Provence Greeters Team
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Stamford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My friends and I were very pleased to experience a walk around Marseille on our first morning there, with Elizabeth, who gave up her morning to share her knowledge of the city. The walk took in the Vieux Port and the Panier, as well as the newer aspects of Marseille which have been opened for 2013, as the Cultural Capital. The concept of "Greeting" strangers in your city is a very welcoming and generous one, and having a tour from a native of the city is a privilege. Elizabeth's historical insights brought the old quarter to life, and I would definitely hope to be able to join a Greeter in any other city where this is available.

Visited September 2013
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Leipzig, Germany
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“Get an insiders view on an underrated City with Marseille Greeters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We has a very interesting and pleasant greet with Alice from Marseille Greeters, whose first greet it was. She was all charming and gave us an interesting and good first impression of the City, with a walk around the Vieux Port, the MuCEM and the beautiful Panier Quarter. Thanks to Alice for showing us around in the Palais de la Bourse and sitting with us on the balcony of La Caravelle lokking over the Vieux Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde. Because my boyfriend doesn't speak french, we asked for a Greeter who speaks german or english. Alice was living for some time in Germany, so our tour was as well an opportunity for her to train her german and for us to ask her 'Löcher in den Bauch'. It was great to speak with someone living in the City and to get first-class-informations from a non-tourist-view, tips for the best places to go included. Anytime again!

Visited September 2013
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marseillegreeters, Gérant at Marseille Provence Greeters - Private Tours, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Hi Bea,

Thank a lot to share your review with everyone on TripAdvisor, we're glad you're liked your stroll with Alice ^^.

And thanks for the photos and your message on Facebook ;)

Best regards,
The MPG Team
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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We are in Marseille for 8 weeks and thought that seeing the city with a "Greeter" would be a great introduction, so we booked a walk for our third day.
We did the walk yesterday with Christian and it was even better than we expected.
The walk took about 3 1/2 hours and he showed us places that we would never have found by ourselves. His information and stories about the background to what we were looking at was extremely informative.
The other great aspect is that we were just a couple, not in a large tour group, so it is very personal. You can chat, ask questions, easily hear the answers and walk at your own pace.
We are lucky that we have more time to go back to some of the places that we visited to inspect in greater depth (eg. the Muceum), but the walk would also be a great experience for those who are only in the city for a brief time.
There is no actual price per person, but it is a nice gesture to make a donation to their organisation as they are all volunteers.
Thank you Christian for sharing your city with us - we really enjoyed our time with you.

Visited September 2013
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marseillegreeters, Gérant at Marseille Provence Greeters - Private Tours, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your comment, we're glad that you liked your walk with Christian and that you think our concept is great :)

We wish you a nice time in the city,

Best regards,
The Marseille Provence Greeters Team
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