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Address: Promenade Geoges Pompidou, Marseille, France
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Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques from Marseille
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Nice beaches close to the city center

You can easily reach Parc Balneaire du Prado by bus. This is a series of 3 beaches along the coast of Marseille, easily reachable from the center. The water is blue and good for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2014
Mariana D
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

You can easily reach Parc Balneaire du Prado by bus. This is a series of 3 beaches along the coast of Marseille, easily reachable from the center. The water is blue and good for a swim. You have a lifeguard on each beach and facilities like lockers, showers, etc. For a city beach, I thought it was quite nice!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

The most popular and accessible beaches downtown Marseille are the beaches on Parc Balneaire du Prado, dominated by a copy of Michelangelo's David that get its time of glory at gay prides. The Parc is nice for walks and footings, but the beach is really not appealing. Except if one is really in a hurry, you can find much more... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

Though Marseille is not really famous for its beaches, my wife and I think this was a great spot to visit. Very nice to take a sun bath, and just chill out after an entire day of walking around the city. There are bars and restaurants close by to go get a drink or dinner afterwards.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Very nice and clean park near la corniche... Excellent for running... Showers everwhere and close by the oh so lovely sea :-)

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

I enjoy biking in this area!There is a long road, the Corniche, that leads you to the Parc. The water might not be so clean, it depends on the current. There are many people, so you can make new acquaintances ;)

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

This is a very nice beach park that is long and huge. Plenty of things to do there with many nice restaurants for seafood, and desserts. There is a nice ferry wheel and great place for families..

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Marseille is a big town, plenty of attractions for business as well as for tourist. Prado parc has all you may need for a day at the beach

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Just in case anyone is wondering, the Prado beach at Marseille is a rock/pebble beach, rather than sand. There are other beaches in the area (5-10 KM) that are sand beaches, therefore much more pleasant. In favor of the Prado, there are many restaurants and bars in the area to enjoy before or after the (rock) beach!

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