Activities Marseille Small Hostel

Our hostel is located in the district of Mazargues. From here, there are many tourist attractions. For people who love camping, trekking, hiking, climbing, kayak, diving, exploring a city or simply enjoying a beautiful view, Provence is ideal because it offers all these options. Here is a selection of several unmissable places of Marseille within a radius of 6km of our Small Hostel La Girelle: on foot, by bus or by metro, as much possibility to discover the surroundings of our city.

Within a radius of 6 km, a multitude of possible activities :

  • 6 km :La Corniche – a promenade along the sea, overlooked by luxurious 19C villas, offers magnificent views over the Bay of Marseille and its islands. Departure: beach of the Catalans – Arrival: sea park of Prado
  • 6 km : La Canebière – the most famous artery in Marseille. Unsuitable until the 2000s, the area now has good trendy addresses.
  • 6 km : Le Vieux Port – Since its redevelopment, the Vieux Port is undoubtedly the heart of Marseille: crowd gathering, departure point for excursions, daily meeting of the fish market … A place that does not leave indifferent!
  • 6 km : La place du marché des Capucins – Every day is held a market of primeurs. A bubbling space whose unique humanity gives a unique character to the city.
  • 6 km : Le Vallons des Auffes – A typical Marseillais place: its small wooden houses, its flotilla of boats, its luminosity will plunge you in a decoration of operetta impossible to circumvent
  • 6 km : La Basilique Saint-Victor – A former abbey founded in the 5th century. Do not miss its crypt, its cave and its catacombs.
  • 5.5 km : Sugiton -Easily accessible on foot, this beautiful cove offers a small pebble beach and some shady corners.
  • 5.5 km : Les Goudes – A totally unusual place that guarantees a guaranteed change of scenery. You are then at the end of the world, in a small fishing port, surrounded by coves for diving or swimming.
  • 5.5 km : Les Calanques de Morgiou – A setting that has remained wild and whose human presence is limited: tiny coves ideal for swimming, sheds, a harbor … a corner of paradise.
  • 5 km : La Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde -Its incomparable panorama over the whole of Marseille is worth it of first place in the places impossible to circumvent to visit during your journey in Marseilles!
  • 4.5 km : Les Calanques de Sormiou – A magical place that conceals small natural treasures: cabanons, beach, small ports. The calanque of reference for the Marseillais.
  • 3 km : La promenade de la plage – Extension of the Corniche, it loosens a group of pleasure ponds and artificial beaches bordered by lawns. Meeting point for all sports enthusiasts.
  • 3 km : Callelongue – A creek in miniature is a point of departure towards numerous creeks of Marseille. Small fishermen’s cabins put you in a typically local atmosphere.
  • 2 km : Le parc Borely –Ideal for walking, you can relax under the wooded part, on the wide shaded lawns and discover its rose garden and botanical garden.
  • 2 km :The radiant city by the Corbusier– Free visit or guided tour, you will discover a principle of unusual city, designed by Le Corbusier with the aim of reinventing, rethinking collective housing.


Backpackers Chez Patrick
32, Rue Pertinax, 1er étage
06000 Nice, FRANCE

Tél. : +33 (0) 04 93 80 30 72
Mobile : +33 (0) 06 13 25 29 31
Fax :+33 (0) 04 93 79 61 45

Email :
Sites Internet :

Atoll Club de plongée
31, traverse Prat
13008 Marseille

Tél. : +33 (0) 4 91 72 18 14
Mob. : +33(0) 6 11 54 71 40

Email :

Moto Moretti
33 avenue de la Corse – 13007 MARSEILLE
Tél :

JCF boat services
24 Rue du Général Bonaparte
13260 CASSIS

Tél: 06-75-74-25-81
Email :