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
F - 13000 Marseille
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 F - 13001 Marseille
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 F - 13001 Marseille
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..
4, allées Léon Gambetta F - 13001 Marseille
New Hotel Saint Charles is located in the centre of Marseille, a 10-minute walk from the Old Port. It offers soundproofed accommodation, an interior garden and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Rooms at New Hotel Saint Charles are equipped with a pri..
16, rue Sénac de Meilhan F - 13001 Marseille
Le Ryad is located in the heart of Marseille, 1 km from La Canebiere and 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, Le Ryad offers a r..
38, Allées Léon Gambetta F - 13001 Marseille
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Located in central Marseilles, the Lutetia is just a 5-minute walk from Saint Charles SNCF Train Station and La Canebière. The air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. Each guest room at the Lutetia hotel is soundproofed and..
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 : 35 €
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 on your private tour from Marseille. Discover the architectural wealth of the city ..
13 cours Julien F - 13006 Marseille 06
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 ..
6 r. des Catalans F - 13007 Marseille 07
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..
8 r. Sainte-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.
1 pl. Daviel F - 13002 Marseille 02
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..
9 r. François-Rocca F - 13008 Marseille 08
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..
19 r. 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..
2 quai du Port F - 13002 Marseille 02
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..
anse de Maldormé F - 13007 Marseille
Chef Gérald Passédat's cuisine is steeped in Provence, the mistral, port life and a taste for travel and freedom! His style is very much a product of the Mediterranean and influenced by the vegetable garden. Rediscover seafood dishes, and the mythica..
24 cours Julien F - 13006 Marseille 06
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..
158 r. Vallon-des-Auffes F - 13007 Marseille 07
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.