Walkathon in Marseilles….Anyone?

11 Jul


The route!  The Parking!

Ooooh La La!  I found a perfect place for a walkathon!  It’s the Vieux Port Marseilles, France!  C’est perfect! Hubby and I visited this gem during a trip to the Western Med last week. The Old Port of Marseilles has all the things needed for a great walk – check it out:

The Route:  Walking around a horseshoe path on the Quai du Port and Quai de Rive Neuve is one mile one way.   It is a beautiful walk around the perimeter of the port on wide sidewalks.  No need to close streets!  Tons of Cafe’s (including a Starbucks!) line both streets.

Parking:  See all the Blue P boxes on the map?  Tons of Parking!



Start/Finish:  Cruise ships dock at a place undergoing a transformation.  It is called Place de la Joliette. A 10 minute walk to the Vieux Port. They have built several museums and created a beautiful flat chunk of real estate that is perfect for putting your event oval with all the tents.  Marseilles has been designated the European Capital of Culture, and they have really built-up the port area to attract visitors. 


Fantastic event space is waiting for your Registration tent!


European Capital of Culture?  Says who?  The Potties! There is a logo that announces the designation!



Zoom into the bottom and you will see the logo for the designation!


Potties – Oh Yeah!  You know I started shaking with excitement when I saw these beautiful pieces of Po(o)p Art lined up and ready for customers!


Are these the most beautiful potties you have ever seen?

Are these the most beautiful potties you have ever seen?

A lovely 5K route can be created when starting at the museums and then walking around the perimeter of the Vieux Port, then doubling back to the museum area.  So many modern and historic sites to see – including strange people doing yoga poses near artwork!

camel pose?

camel pose?


Seriously, it really is a perfect location with a perfect route and plenty of parking.  WalkathonMaven is at your service when you are ready! Call me!  Merci!




Lookie! You can walk 4-5 across on the route!

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