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Heritage Days: The Port of Anse de la Réserve opens to the general public


The Port of Anse de la Réserve, managed by the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan CCI, is open to the general public on the occasion of European Heritage Days on Saturday September 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An opportunity to discover this port located at the end of the Old Port of Marseille and to participate in various workshops related to its history.

The Port of Anse de la Réserve is part of Marseille’s heritage and is part of the city’s history: fishing, driftwood exploitation, ship repair, nautical activities, catering, sports… this preserved place has hosted various activities. and populations over the centuries. The history of this small shallow bay is distant: a wild bay rich in rock fish, a favorite ground for fishermen with the first traces of organized and commercial human activities attested by texts in the 17th century, the place has always attracted the people of Marseilles. .

The Port of Anse de la Réserve opens to the general public: the program

In addition to guided tours organized in partnership with the Marseille Metropolitan Tourist and Convention Office, stands and workshops will present know-how in a fun way: guided drawing workshop, crossing in a Marseille boat, seamanship workshop, exhibitions of crafts. This year, a stand of the Conservatoire du littoral proposes to raise public awareness of the specific conservation issues of the natural heritage in the Mediterranean.

Guided tour of the Port of Anse de la Réserve
The Marseille Metropolitan Tourist and Convention Office offers a guided tour of this little-known little port, a major place in the history of Marseille.
Departure from the entrance in front of the gate of the Port of Anse de la Réserve.

Visiting times: 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Duration: 1h – 1h15. Free.
Free registration required – limited places: 0826 500 500 (0.15 euros/min from a landline).

Crossing in a Marseille barquette
Transfer from the Port of Anse de la Réserve to the Mucem aboard a Marseilles boat classified as a historical monument

Departures every 30 min. between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Duration: approximately 15 minutes
Places limited to 8 people. Registration on site. Free.

Guided drawing workshop
Explore a secret cove and find your artistic side! Practice your pencil strokes in front of the most prestigious heritage of the Old Port: Fort Saint Jean, the Le Large dyke… Workshop guided by Ghislaine Paillet.

Opening hours: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. then 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Duration: approximately 1 hour.
Registration on site (from 9:45 a.m.). Free.

Exhibition of crafts and boating
Demonstrations and exhibitions of creations by students and teachers from the Vocational School Poinso-Chapuis: ornamental sculpture, art marquetry, nautical maintenance, layout.

Free visit.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Outdoor seamanship workshop
Introductory workshops on marine knots, splices, decorative seamanship (bracelets) and exhibition of decorated tools. Free workshops, places limited to 12 people per workshop.

Reservation on site only.
Sanitary pass to be presented at the entrance and wearing a mask is compulsory.