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Address: Vieux Port, Marseille, France
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good service when it works

crossing the vieux port is quick cheap and easy, just 5 minutes and you already there and you went on a boat, super quick trip and fun for the kids

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2015
Lynda S
London, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

crossing the vieux port is quick cheap and easy, just 5 minutes and you already there and you went on a boat, super quick trip and fun for the kids

1 Thank Lynda S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

event the concierge at the intercontinental hotel is helpless. It seems that Marseille paid a lot of money, but the service does indeed simply not work. we stayed one week and NEVER saw one single ferry go back and forth a joke - don't expect any service - just walk around the vieux port welcome to marseille - a city... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Is this ferry boat still running? We visited the Vieux Port every day but never saw it. It would have been useful on very hot days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Do yourself a favour and take the boat trip out to the nearby Isles. Visit the Chateau des Ifs and continue on for a swim in a lagoon at Ile du Frioul. Good for an afternoon get-away and some relaxation away from the crowds. Don't forget your hat/cream/head ache tabs...cause that sun is hot hot hot.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

On a flying visit to Marseille, we were showing friends the harbour. While on board,we were informed by a fisherman that a ferry ride to L'estaque only takes half hour. They leave every hour from Marseille's Old Port, a deep harbour that has been hosting shipping since the Greeks . The boat pulls out of the harbour and rounds the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

It's a short fast ride from one side of the port to the other side. Great opportunity to get some great pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

As other reviewers mentioned, it only takes 5 mins but it takes you from one side of the vieux port to the other and its free so why not?

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Free, that's about all you can say about the ferry across the harbor. It take about 2 min and offers a brief, some what different view. It's more convenient than it is anything, saves a few footsteps which you will need as the day progresses. Worth it? It's free! So yes do it, but don't expect much.

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Septemes-les-Vallons, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Just take 15 minutes to relax and enjoy the Old Port with different views. Moreover it is an easy way to talk to people on the boat. Very friendly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

A pleasant trip across the harbour. The smell of diesel, fish and cigarette smoke all add to the charm....

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