Where to...

Where to eat and drink :

  • pizza : Chez Etienne, located in the picturesque neighbourhood of Le Panier, is a proper institution for pizza lovers. There, you will only have the choice between anchovies and/or cheese pizza, as well as a plate of small octopus and a daily meal. Not to be missed ! (43 rue de Lorette 13002 MARSEILLE ; see map here)
  • seafood and Corsican cuisine : Entre Terre et Mer, at the heart of Le Panier offers two terraces. On one of them, delicious seafood straight from the water and on the other, authentic products of the Corsican « terroir ». (13 rue du Panier, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • ice cream : Le glacier du Roi was opened where Louis XIV stayed when he visited Marseille. Under a huge Murano glass lamp, you will get to try fruity sherbets and ice creams made on the premises using the best ingredients and seasonal fruits. (4 place de Lenche, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • French food and wine : Chez Pedro et Moize is a great address to taste and even to buy quality wines, accompanied by a fresh and exclusively homemade cuisine. You can also enjoy « l’apéro » there, by ordering a glass of wine and a cheese and « charcuterie » platter. (90 rue Sainte, 13007 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • panisses : La Boite à panisses will make you discover this Marseille speciality, small discs of chickpea flour fried or baked in the oven. Here, depending on the days, you can also try other specialties from the region, homemade and fresh. (23 rue Caisserie, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • couscous : if you feel like treating yourself with Berber cuisine, you have to go to Femina, and order the barley couscous ! The decoration and the staff also contribute to make of this restaurant one of the best couscous of Marseille. (1 rue du Musée, 13001 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • beers : Le Berthom offers a wide range of international beers that will ravish the connoisseurs like the neophytes. You can savour your drink in a very convivial atmosphere, while listening to the nice playlists composed by the owner. (31 cours Estienne d’Orves, 13001 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • in the typical Marseille atmosphere : if you want to enjoy a drink or a meal with a view, do not hesitate to visit La Caravelle, another institution in the City ! Formerly a sailor bar, it has become the meeting point of all the generations in Marseille, who value an incomparable panorama on the Old Harbour. (34 quai du Port, see map here)

Where to visit

  • Notre-Dame de la Garde, emblematic figure of the city, watches over sailors, fishermen and all Marseillais. During your stay in Marseille, you can admire from the top of the hill, the panorama that is offered to you. You will get there with the bus line 60, and stop at « Notre-Dame de la Garde ». (Rue Fort du Sanctuaire, 13281 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • Le MUCEM has become within few years a well-known museum in Europe. Dedicated to the Mediterranean and European civilisations, it welcomes high quality exhibitions but it also worth seeing for its unique architecture by Rudy Ricciotti. Just follow the Quai du Port to get there. (Promenade Robert Laffont, see map here)
  • La Vieille Charité represents a hub for cultural activities in Marseille, with frequent exhibitions and activities. However, the place in itself, a 17th century former hospital, constitutes a must-see. From the Old Harbour, you are only 10 minutes away by walking. (2 Rue de la Vieille Charité, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • Le Chateau d’If, made famous by Alexandre Dumas’s The Count of Monte Christo, is located on one small island close to the shore. You can take a boat on the Old Harbour, whose schedule is available here. To avoid the queue, we recommend you to buy your ticket online and print it in advance.

Where to buy ?

  • typical and organic soap : famous world-widely, Marseille soap is definitely something to bring back home from your stay in Marseille. Avoid touristic places where they sell fake one, and check Les Savons de Saint Victor (7 place Saint Victor, 13007 MARSEILLE, see map here ) or Maison Méditerranée (1 rue Rodillat, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • navettes : typical biscuits from the city, the best Navettes are to be found at Les Navettes des Accoules, where there are baked on the spot according to a familial tradition. There you can treat yourself with other delights, like croquants aux amandes ou macarons. (8, rue Caisserie, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • olive oil : come and discover this original boutique, Le Comptoir O Huiles, where you can taste and buy local olive oil production ! A small corner welcome the visitors who want to have lunch with the products sold in the shop. (38 rue Saint Françoise, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • pastis : do not forget to try the pastis, a typical Southeastern liquor made from anise ! You can enjoy a tasting and buy some among 75 different varieties selected by the owner of la Maison du Pastis ! (108 rue du Port, 13002 MARSEILLE, see map here)
  • tapenade and other specialties in jar : l’Ideal serves snacks composed of local and high-quality food, but also sells the same products on its shelves, so you can bring them back home. (11 rue d’Aubagne, 13001 MARSEILLE, see map here)