Hello, marseille

Marseille is the undiscovered jewel in the crown of France’s Mediterranean coastline. The rocky hills of Provence look down onto the ancient port and the thousands of boats docked in its clear blue waters. Countless artists have been seduced by the sunny climate and the hustle-and-bustle of the town. France’s second city has all you could ask for - beautiful beaches, ancient buildings, thriving arts, and a dynamic nightlife. Welcome to a place fiercely proud of its unique cultural heritage, dubbed "Planet Mars" by its youthful population.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

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Le Bar de la Marine

Le Bar de la Marine is a beautifully decorated 1930s bar made famous by French author Pagnol who used to frequent it. The bar is also known for being the set of a romantic wedding proposal in the popular British comedy "Love Actually". Enjoy the views of the port and a fresh breeze in the outdoor seating area. The place is open all day long and gets buzzing at the weekends, when locals and visitors gather for assorted evening drinks.

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Jazz instruments before the jam session

Espace Julien

Espace Julien is the place to listen to live music in Marseille. Bands and genres played here vary - everything ranging from hip hop to jazz, reggae and chanson française has sounded here. Check their website to see who is performing when you're in town.

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Le Bazar Marseille

Le Bazar Marseille throws big parties for the city's young and trendy. There are four bars and an outside VIP area to enjoy, and drinks are professionally crafted. Do mind that dress code and face control apply, and bring your dancing shoes along with the pair you're wearing.

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Dock des Suds

Dock des Suds has hosted musicians and bands from all over the world, including artists from countries like Cameroon and South Korea. Housed inside a former warehouse, it is a spacious venue where a concert or event is on most days of the week. Check the schedule to see what's on when you are in town.

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Celebrating Saint Patrick

The Shamrock

This jolly Irish pub is conveniently located in the Old Port. The Shamrock is great for drinking beers (lots of them - a dozen varieties on draft and many more bottled varieties on offer) and watching sports. The atmosphere is good fun, partly due to the daily happy hour.

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Another good Irish pub (along with the old port's Shamrock) is the O’Brady’s. Here you can enjoy a beer or two in a cosy atmosphere in the company of good friends. They also host live bands and broadcast sporting events, and - rumor has it - serve the cheapest pint of Guinness in the city.

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