Crédit: France 3 PACA

NEXT STOP: MARSEILLE!

We’re delighted to organise a special trip to Marseille this coming June, with our wonderful colleagues from the Alliance Française Marseille!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit the wondeful cité phocéenne and its stunning quartiers, enjoy the Mucem (as well as many other sights!) and practise your French in a relaxed and Francophone environment.


Monday 15th to Friday 19th June incl.

4 days & 4 nights

Fees: £540/person

Deadline to register: Thursday 30th April


PROGRAMME

Visit Marseille’s most famous sights with a French guide & teacher from the
Alliance Française Marseille, and stay with a host family for 4 nights!

Monday 15th June:

Arrival and transport to your host family.

Tuesday 16th June:

  • Le Vieux Port (Old Harbor) is probably the most important area of Marseille. It is part of the city’s old town and a great location, so it’s definitely worth a visit.
  • Le Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MUCEM). Open in 2013, this beautiful museum explores Mediterranean civilisations and history, and provides an insightful look into the way they developed until they became what they are today. Apart from exhibitions there are also mini films or lectures to help visitors better comprehend Mediterranean culture, and the museum spans three entire buildings.
  • Atelier cuisine / Cooking class at the Alliance Française Marseille
    Marseille is particularly known for its Pastis – an anise-flavored aperitif – and its abundance of fresh seafood. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the delicious Provence recipes during this trip!

Wednesday 17th June:

  • Le Quartier du Panier is one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods visitors will find anywhere in France. It is easily accessible from the Vieux Port, as it is situated on a nearby hillside. It was first inhabited in 600BC, when the Greeks settled here, so it truly is the oldest part of the city.
  • Le Château d’If Those who have read Alexandre Dumas’ iconic  adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo will undoubtedly find the name of this island familiar. Although some guides suggest the events actually happened, the fictional count was never actually imprisoned here, although this makes Château d’If no less fascinating: visitors will learn all about the 16th Century castle’s history as a prison for political enemies of the state.

Thursday 18th June:

  • Les Goudes: This district of the 8th arrondissement of Marseille offers a spectacular and authentic setting close to the Calanques. In addition to the picturesque setting and breathtaking panorama, many bars and restaurants welcome visitors to this unique place
  • Visiting the beautiful Calanques – a stretch of coast between Marseille and Cassis – is a must, especially in the summer. Stunning views, beautiful beaches, and a refreshing sea breeze are some of the highlights that travellers will be able to enjoy.

Friday 19th June:

Departure for the airport in the morning.


TERMS & CONDITIONS: 

The deadline to register is Thursday 30th April.

  • There must be a minimum of 5 participants for this trip
    to take place. Available for over 18s only.
  • Fees must be paid upon registration.Your place will not be reserved until we have received your payment in full.
  • The full fees will be refunded if the trip does not go ahead and should the minimum number of participants
    not be reached by the registration deadline.
  • Fees are not refundable under any circumstances once the trip is confirmed.
  • Flights should only be booked once the trip is confirmed.
  • The Alliance Française Glasgow is not responsible for the participants’ flights arrangements.
  • Suggested flights are with Ryanair:
    Edinburgh to Marseille on Monday 15th at 11.25am and Marseille-Edinburgh on Friday 19th at 9.25am.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to organise their own journey to Marseille and back to Glasgow/the UK.
  • Each participant should ensure that their passport is valid and, if necessary that they have the appropriate visa.
  • Participants should be covered by their own insurance. The Alliance Française Glasgow and the Alliance Française Marseille will not be responsible for any incident or loss that may occur before or during the trip.
  • The price includes:
    Half-board accomodation with a host family in Marseille.
    Three cultural visits with a French teacher.
    Transport in the city as well as to & from the airport.

To book your place, please contact us as soon as possible on:

0141 331 4080 / admin@afglasgow.org.uk