In the morning, we walked through the historic Panier neighborhood which has narrow streets filled with flowers, street art, and colorful stores and restaurants. It is the oldest area of Marseille and located just a few blocks north of Port Veiux.
From there we went to the enormous Cathédrale La Major. The original Romanesque Basilica, the Vieille Major, was built there in the 1100s and part of it still remains alongside the new cathedral built in 1850.
Next door to the cathedral we went to an exhibition at the Musée Regards de Provence which has art related to the region.
In the afternoon we went to the MuCEM – Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, the huge complex at the end of Port Veiux. It has a tower and terraces with the best views of the port and the boats coming and going. Best of all, since it was the first Sunday of the month, the entry was free.