To take the Fil de l'histoire (history line) tour around the streets of the old town, you simply need to follow the route marked out by the red line. The walk takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Pick up a leaflet from the Tourist Information Office for further information. This is also where the tour begins, taking you first around the old port area. Sights include a 16th-Century church, the historic quayside and the Town Hall which dates back to the 17th Century and is a fine example of Provençal Baroque style architecture. Next the tour will lead you into the picturesque and narrow streets in the heart of the Panier district before ending on the renowned Canebière - Marseilles' most famous and historic avenue, still bustling with life. It then goes through the small back streets of the Panier district in which, amongst other things, you will see the Greek theatre, the thirteenth century Saint-Jean fort, the cathedrals and buildings dating back to the thirteenth century such as the house covered in diamonds, the vieille charité and the Accoules courtyard.
- Nearest Train: métro: Vieux-Port