The Grande Roue de Marseille is a massive Ferris wheel and popular tourist attraction for all ages. The attraction has 2 locations in Marseille, depending on the season, Provence-Alpes and Côte d'Azur, France. The lovely Ferris wheel soars high above the city at 55 metres, offering a fantastic view of Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea.

Since opening to the public in 2009, the Grande Roue de Marseille continues to delight families, couples and solo travellers. The amusement ride features 42 gondola cabins and is uncovered, so the gentle breeze is quite refreshing during the ride.

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Grande Roue de Marseille highlights

The Grande Roue de Marseille, or Great Wheel of Marseille, is relocated according to the season. For years, its sole location was in the Vieux-Port, or the Old Port, but recently, the amusement ride also moved to another locale, the Escale Borély.

Typically, the Grande Roue de Marseille is in the Quai de la Fraternitie in the Old Port during the winter months, and in Escale Borély during the summer. Regardless of when you visit, you'll always have excellent panoramic views year-round, making it easy for passengers to spot landmarks, such as the Notre Dame de la Garde.

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No visit to the oldest city in France is complete without taking a ride on the Grande Roue de Marseille. Since its opening, it has animated the Old Port and the Escale Borély beach. Operating day into night, visitors can enjoy a unique vantage point of the city from high above, and the Ferris wheel is fantastic for watching the sunset.

After riding the Grande Roue de Marseille, there is plenty to explore nearby, such as the MuCEM or the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean and the Fort Saint-Jean in the Old Port.

Grande Roue de Marseille

Locatie: Quai de la Fraternité, 13001 Marseille, France

Openingstijden: Daily from 10.30 am to 11 pm