marseille

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.

Restaurants

Restaurants to visit

Seafood. Close up of seafood shellfish mussels crabs soup. Mariscal or paila marina

Le Miramar

This restaurant is located in the heart of the Vieux Port (along with all the other upmarket local fish restaurants). Le Miramar has earned its spotless reputation due to serving excellent bouillabaisse. The restaurant's menu is, however, rather varied, and includes meat dishes, too.

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Chef preparing food

L’Epuisette

L’Epuisette is located in the old port of Vallon des Auffes, which makes for a magical backdrop with great views of the sea and fishing boats close by. The cuisine served is gourmet Mediterranean, greatly appreciated by both locals and tourists alike.

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Thai style noodles

Le Café Thaï

This traditional Thai restaurant has an exquisite patio garden, a refreshing green retreat with wrought iron chairs. Here, flavourful Thai food comes served in an inspiring and fun environment. Food is reportedly authentic, cooked to order by trained chefs.

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chef making pizza at kitchen

Nul Part Ailleurs

Nul Part Ailleurs serves lunch and dinner in the old port area. This means the restaurant's location is favourable for sight-seers: it is located in close proximity to many of the city's attractions. The menu holds dishes of Provençal cuisine, grilled meat, pasta and pizza.

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Le Petit Nice

Le Petit Nice is a lovely family-run seaside inn that seems almost to be trapped in time, keeping its nostalgic charm from days gone by. The hotel’s restaurant has been awarded 3 Michelin stars, thanks to head chef Gerald Passedat’s exquisite sense for flavour and presentation, consistently offering unforgettable gastronomic experiences.

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Glasses set with drinks in restaurant

Les Trois Forts

Make sure you book a table at this restaurant in advance, and ask for the corner table to get the best views of the Old Port. Gourmet restaurant Les Trois Forts is located at the top floor of the hotel Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port, and offers a feast for all senses.

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