Our favourite spots for a wonderful summer in Marseille

The team has put together a list of their favourite summer spots Our favourite spots for a wonderful summer in Marseille

La Nouvelle is located in Marseille, and as we know you’ll want to make the most of your jaunts to the Phoenician city, the team has put together a list of their favourite summer spots to share with you.


For a happy hour with a view


L'îlot de la Corniche - 176, Corniche Kennedy - 7th arrondissement

This headland overhanging the sea feels almost like a small island, and offers a breathtaking view of the Bay of Marseille, as well as music and pizzas, for the perfect sundowner experience.


Le Bon Air - Notre Dame de la Garde Car Park - 3rd arrondissement

At this beautiful spot for drinks and refreshments, perched 139 metres above sea level, and at the foot of the majestic Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, you can enjoy the Golden Hour with a panoramic view over the city. A food truck serves local produce and wine. Open daily from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Café de l'Abbaye - 3, Rue d’Endoume - 7th arrondissement

The go-to bar in the St Victor district, in the 7th arrondissement, is the perfect place to enjoy an apéritif while taking in the beautiful view of the Old Port. A friendly atmosphere, Pastis and panisses (Marseille’s signature savoury snack) await.




Pizzeria l'eau à la bouche - 120, Corniche Kennedy - 7th arrondissement

L’eau à la bouche is aptly named, and we speak from experience! Here you will find the best pizza in Marseille. The choice is varied, with both traditional and more creative options, which are all delicious. We like to nibble our pizza on-the-go in the small restaurant with its vintage décor, or on the terrace, but you simply must try heading to the small port of Anse de Malmousque, just a few steps away, to enjoy your pizza.


Les Tamaris - 40, Bd de la Calanque de Samena - 8th arrondissement

This restaurant, situated at the water’s edge and nestled within the picturesque Samena Cove, is the ideal spot to savour a meal of grilled fish while enjoying the beautiful sea view.


Restaurant Sépia - 2, Rue Vauvenargues - 7th arrondissement

Listed in the Michelin Guide, this restaurant perched atop the Colline Puget, in a tranquil and picturesque hilltop spot with a stunning view, offers gourmet yet simple cuisine. Le Julis, a neighbouring bar, offers after-work drinks, with cocktails and fresh and tangy nibbles.


Le Ventre de l'Architecte - 280 Boulevard Michelet - 8th arrondissement

This exclusive restaurant with a view was set up and designed by Le Corbusier himself, and can be found in the heart of the Radiant City. Stylish décor, a beautiful view and traditional cuisine are all on the menu!


Fiesta ! 

Le Chapiteau - 38, Traverse Notre Dame de Bon Secours - 3rd arrondissement

In this hybrid outdoor space created by electro music devotees, you can find an organic bar, pétanque courts, and various leisure activities.


La Cabane des amis - 67, Promenade Georges Pompidou - 8th arrondissement

Happy Hour with the sand beneath your feet! You’ll enjoy a laidback party atmosphere within this large beach cabana.


For a bit of culture!


La Friche de la Belle de Mai - 41, rue Jobin - 3rd arrondissement

This converted tobacco factory has been a driving force on Marseille’s art scene for over 30 years. The program of events to mark its anniversary this summer is set to be packed! There will be exhibitions, rooftop parties, workshops for kids and culinary events, not to mention its legendary skate park, where you can admire the talent of the young skateboarders.


Artplex Canebière - 125, la Canbière - 1st arrondissement

With its cinema, restaurant and vibrant nightlife, this new multiplex format has it all. Discover the Artplex! Located on the city’s most famous thoroughfare, it’s the ideal spot to catch a movie and move on to drinks or dinner on the rooftop, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views over the city.


Must-see shops


Maison Empereur- 4, rue des Récolettes- 1st arrondissement

The Maison Empereur is the oldest hardware store in France, located in the Noailles district. Delve into the vast 1,000m2 space and explore all kinds of items, from cutlery and perfumery to textiles and vintage toys… We love to discover and rediscover this world that seems frozen in time, a tribute to the past that a family of enthusiasts have been running for 6 generations.


Le Père Blaize - 5 , Rue Méolan - 1st arrondissement

Le Père Blaize is a must-visit herbalist store, that has been offering medicines derived solely from plants since 1815. From potions to herbal teas and essential oils, it’s a temple of well-being located in a timeless setting.



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