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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
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A chic foodie cruise off Marseille

From the Calanques to the Côte Bleue, and the island of Frioul to Corniche Kennedy, Marseille can be equally well explored from the water. How about picnicking on a boat on the Mediterranean with the Phocaean city in the background? It’s a magical experience.
A chic foodie cruise off Marseille

We take our seats in Fjord 36 at Marseille’s Quai d’Honneur, located at the foot of the InterContinental Marseille–Hôtel Dieu. This historic establishment is perched on Panier hill, the oldest district of the city.

We’re setting off for a few hours of pure pleasure to explore some of the Med’s most beautiful shores. It’s all about sunshine, sea breeze and food... the quintessential components of life in Marseille.

A chic foodie cruise off Marseille

We’re setting off for a few hours of pure pleasure to explore some of the Med’s most beautiful shores. It’s all about sunshine, sea breeze and food... the quintessential components of life in Marseille.

The gourmet picnic

On the deck of the boat, in the magnificent setting of the Calanques, we enjoy the spoils of a hamper prepared by Lionel Levy, Michelin-starred chef at the InterContinental Marseille–Hôtel Dieu, one of the city’s leading chefs of Mediterranean cuisine.

A chic foodie cruise off Marseille
An explosion of flavours

Lionel Levy trained with world-renowned chefs including Eric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse. A Marseillais born and bred, he’s a true advocate of using produce from the local terroir to create exciting flavour combinations.

A chic foodie cruise off Marseille

And before we know it it’s time to return, after a half-day break on the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. We soaked up the views and we feasted... it’s a truly beautiful life in Marseille!