La corniche
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likemonkeys
Septemes-les-Vallons, France53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
This road is very impressive and will bring to between the Old Port and Le Prado, (beaches area). Along the way you will be able to see lots of interesting and very beautiful things:
-Catalan beach, narrow beach with rock all around
-la Porte de l'Orient, memorial to the dead western soldiers in the different wars.
-Vallon des Auffres, small harbour and village in the heart of Marseille's central hill
-Le marégraphe, building dedicated to measure the sea level, for a long time used to define the reference point in France.
-parc et Villa Valmer, quiet and small vegetal area.

But the most amazing about this road is the view on the sea, the islands and the Calanques reliefs southern.
Written August 7, 2013
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This 5-km stretch of road, formally known as Corniche of President John F. Kennedy, meanders along the coast from Catalan Beach to the Prado beaches. I rode along La Corniche in a vehicle with friends, admiring the incredible views of the brilliant-blue Mediterranean Sea and the Frioul Islands. In the process, we passed restaurants, hotels,19th-century villas and much more, but I kept my eyes mostly on the water.

Along the way, we stopped at the stunning Monument Aux Morts Des Orients. It honors those in the military during WWI, who died far away from France, and features a tall bronze statue and giant arch. The road passes above the charming fishing village of Vallon des Auffes, which is easily accessible via steep steps. Chez Fonfon, a village restaurant, prepares the best bouillabaisse that I have ever consumed.

For those walking La Corniche, a 3-km-long concrete bench, billed as the longest in the world, runs just above the sea, offering a respite for walkers. Bus 83, which leaves from the Vieux Port, provides another way to see La Corniche and has plenty of stops along the way.
Written March 3, 2019
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Eotorm
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
Just beautiful. Stroll there or drive slowly on a nice September day, with blue sky and breeze. You can stop on the way to see some Landmarks, like the "Porte de l'Orient", then "Helice de Cesar", etc.
Must see.
Written September 15, 2014
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AussieSteveR
New Jersey189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
This is easy to walk to from the Old port of Marseille. The road winds along the waters edge. Below this monument is a small fishing village which can be accessed by stairs across the road and is a nice spot to relax over a cup of coffee.
Written November 1, 2015
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Thomas_Jerome
Algonquin, IL226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
The area around the "29 Septembre 1918" war memorial is an excellent place to go to when you're on MDMA, preferably at sundown; also, it's a great place to push joggers to their deserved deaths...
Written December 8, 2014
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Marti G
Cassis, France28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Corniche du Président J.F. Kennedy is the main coastal road of Marseille that begins in the heart of the city and is the main route to reach the beautiful beaches. It connects Marseille to the districts known as a summer holiday destination for tourists.

Originally constructed from 1850 – 1861, this beautiful coastal road was originally only 10 meters wide, however it was expanded from 1957 – 1968. It is now 22 meters wide today.
You can also walk along side the corniche by the "world's longest (concrete) bench"

Written August 27, 2014
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kylianligtelijn
Amsterdam, The Netherlands74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
I arrived this place on my rented scooter. It was a hot day so the wind made it doable. This place is great to just chill out and gaze at the sea and feel the breeze.
Written August 30, 2020
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supermaus2012
Hanau, Germany30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Starting at the Davide you can walk down to the vieux port.....but it takes around 1.5 —2 hours.....when you take the bus it is like sightseeing
Written November 12, 2019
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Macjpa
Marseille, France89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is the best place to sea the whole bay of Marseille. The view on the sea and the château d’If and the islands of Frioul is very very beautiful and you can walk along the coast enjoying the view,finding a lot of little bars and good restaurants or others not so good !
Written April 6, 2019
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KTGP
Adelaide, Australia5,904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We took bus #83 from the Vieux Port stop, which is on Quai des Belges. The trip takes around 30 minutes if going all the way to Rond Point du Prado, which includes 4 kilometres of magnificent coastline on the Corniche du President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, nothing but the beautiful blue of the Mediterranean. Make sure you sit on the right hand side of the bus for the views of the coast line, these buses can be very busy.

We went all the way through to Rond Point du Prado, however, we decided to take the bus back and alight on the corniche at stop Vallon des Auffes. This is the stop to see the beautiful 1927 Monument Aux Morts Des Orients, which commemorates those who died for France overseas. This is also the stop for Vallon des Auffes, a fishing village which was settled by Italians in the 18th century. The name comes for the type of grass used for making ropes and fishing nets. The bus stop overlooks the tiny bay of the village below, with the steps close by to walk down into the village.

We then decided to take the bus the rest of the way back to Marseille, which was a bad mistake. The stop of Vallon des Auffes, is also the stop for those who go swimming and the bus was already packed when it arrived, it got very competitive and we watched in horror, as people were still trying to get on wedging themselves in the door, so it wouldn’t close. Buses were supposed to run every 15 minutes, (they didn’t) and we missed two buses because they were so full, we ended up waiting an hour. Would suggest alighting at Vallon des Auffes, then taking the bus onto Rond Point du Prado, then taking the metro back to Marseille, which was our original plan, until we changed our minds, it would have saved a lot of time.
Written August 27, 2018
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