Things to see and do - Marseilles
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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
1 espl. du J 4 F - 13002 MARSEILLE
Located at the entrance to the Vieux Port, the MuCEM features a contemporary building designed by Rudy Riciotti (a dark cube overlaid with concretelacework built on theformer "J4" pier) and the historic Fort St Jean(restored ramparts and wa..
F - 13000 Marseille
The Massif des Calanques stretches almost 20km between Marseille and Cassis. This rocky limestone landscape is dazzling white and culminates in the 565m-high Mt Puget. Its outstanding charm can be ascribed to the creeks deeply chiseled into its coast..
2 r. Henri-Barbusse F - 13001 Marseille
Archaeological exhibits, reconstructions and documents depict the city of the Phocaeans, the Celto-Ligurian civilisation, the economy and trade in Gallo-Roman times. You will see the amazing shipwreck of a 3C Roman merchant vessel, preserved by lyoph..
16, rue Sénac de Meilhan F - 13001 Marseille
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Le Ryad is located in the heart of Marseille, near 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 range ..
38, Allées Léon Gambetta F - 13001 Marseille
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..
12 rue du Théâtre Français F - 13001 Marseille
Prix Prices from : 45 €
Leisure activities Marseilles
As a tourist and cultural passport, the Marseille City Pass is valid for 1 or 2 days. This pass is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover Marseille with an all-inclusive package. Once you have collected the ticket booklet, take adva..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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..
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.