Things to see and do - Marseilles
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Marseilles Travel guide
Marseilles : Michelin's recommendations
Marseille, proud of its 2 600 years of history, continues a long tradition of integration. Straddling the East and the West, Europe and Africa, it is a fabulous Mediterranean melting pot. One gets a real sense of this strolling about the emblematic Vieux Port, the beating heart of the city, Le Panier and its little streets bursting with the colours of the south, the markets of Noailles resembling a great open-air souk, La Canebière, a shop-lined thoroughfare, the Corniche and its villas with sea views, the minuscule creeks that one suddenly glimpses around a corner…
Tourist attractions Marseilles : Things to see and do
The Massif des Calanques stretches almost 20km between Marseille and Cassis. Culminating in the 565m-high Mont Puget, this range is made up of a craggy, dazzling white limestone landscape. Its outstanding charm can be ascribed to its creeks, deeply c..
2 rue Henri-Barbusse
Refurbished from top to bottom, this museum is one of Marseille's newest treasures. In a streamlined and light-filled building, the substantially augmented collections are organised into 13 sequences, presenting the history of Marseille from prehisto..
Le Vieux Port
It was a mere creek when the Phocaeans came ashore here and set in motion the history of Marseille. Although it no longer has a maritime role, the Vieux Port remains the place where all paths converge, where crowds gather for big events and the depar..
16, rue Sénac de Meilhan F - 13001 Marseille
Le Ryad is located in the heart of Marseille, just 50 metres from La Canebiere and 1 km from the Old Port. It offers Moroccan-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access. Built in the style of a traditional riad, with a courtyard and garden..
87 La Canebiere F - 13001 Marseille
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Situated in the Vieux Port - La Canebière district in Marseille, 1.9 km from Palais du Pharo, Hotel Imperial boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a shared kit..
34 Allée Léon Gambetta F - 13001 Marseille
Prix Prices from : 30 €
Hotel Des Allées is located in Marseille. Free WiFi access is provided. The property is 900 metres from the Old Port of Marseille and 2.3 km from Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. Each room offers city views and a TV. The private bathroom has a showe..
Leisure activities Marseilles
Your private tour from Marseille begins in the village of Les Baux de Provence, located on a rocky spur, in the heart of the Alpilles. Along its paved alleys and stone houses, you will discover the church of Saint Vincent, dug into the rock, the p..
Prices from : 130 €
You will start this fantastic tour from Marseille with Oppede le Vieux, a village carved into rock and whose authenticity has convinced some artists and writers to begin restoring it. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 6 people on this small group w..
Prices from : 70 €
It is while driving along the Mirabeau Court, decorated with fountains and edged of 19th century's private hotels, that you will enter the heart of Aix en Provence. Discover the architectural wealth of the city while driving by the 4 Dolphins Foun..
6 rue des Catalans F - 13007 Marseille
Soak up the atmosphere of Marseille in this popular restaurant on the Plage des Catalans. Here they take their bouillabaisse very seriously... and it tastes phenomenal! As you would expect, the menu proposes an exceptionally fresh catch of the day: y..
Anse de Maldormé F - 13007 Marseille
"My cuisine is from here, from the South.": Gérald Passédat's style is a reflection of Provence and the mistral, life around the port and a taste for travel... and more particularly the Mediterranean, "my vegetable garden". Redisc..
24 cours Julien F - 13006 Marseille
Since childhood, Pierre-Antoine Denis has been passionate about Italian food. Assisted by Luigi, an old Italian who makes the pasta, he regularly travels to Italy to locate the best food producers. This inviting and tasty Cantinetta is a real trattor..
26 bis rue d'Endoume F - 13007 Marseille
Not far from the Abbaye Saint-Victor, this contemporary bistro was set up by a young sommelier. Wine plays its part, which is not to neglect the cuisine, with carefully prepared and flavoursome dishes made with market ingredients. The menu changes da..
2 quai du Port F - 13002 Marseille
At the helm of this restaurant resolutely anchored in the South of France, you will find Ludovic Turac, a young chef featured on France's 'Top Chef' TV show. His inventive and confident cooking artfully cultivates the spirit of the region - Provençal..
9 rue François-Rocca F - 13008 Marseille
Talent alert! The former chef of Le Ventre de l'Architecte, Alexandre Mazzia has set up shop in this chic residential area of Marseille. Now in his own restaurant, he is developing a real signature cuisine. It is creative and inspired, and blends sea..
1 place Daviel F - 13002 Marseille
Lionel Lévy is a proud captain at the helm of L'Alcyone (named after the daughter of the god Aeolus), which opened in 2013 within the famous Hôtel-Dieu. His idea is to offer a decidedly Mediterranean cuisine, inflected with spices and showcasing loca..
19 rue Fortia F - 13001 Marseille
After a successful stint at Hotel Le Saint James (near Bordeaux), Michel Portos gets back to his roots with this brasserie near the Old Port, which he set up in late 2012. Here you will find less in the way of haute cuisine, but plenty of delicious a..
158 Vallon des Auffes F - 13007 Marseille
This restaurant is at one with the sea, perched on the reefs of the small fishing port of the Vallon des Auffes - an enchanting backdrop. Bouillabaisse, bourride and grilled lobster are among the creative dishes. A delightful port of call.
8 rue Ste-Victoire F - 13006 Marseille
This contemporary restaurant close to the Place Castellane offers great value for money. Feast on exciting, flavoursome and colourful dishes created by a young chef using market-fresh ingredients. Highly recommended.
13 cours Julien F - 13006 Marseille
You cannot miss the attractive red and grey storefront of this bistro. Located on the Cours Julien, it is run by two associates in their 30s. One works in the kitchens, making delicious dishes that exude freshness. The other half of the duo works on ..