The Panier district
Also called “the historic center of Marseille”, the Panier district is typical of Provence. Along its alleys, you will discover small shops, local artisans, colorful facades, shaded squares, historical monuments and exceptional restaurants.
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations is one of the symbols of Marseille. Inaugurated in 2013, it has hosted numerous exhibitions since then. Its architecture will charm you. In addition, all around the building you will be able to get wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Palais Longchamps
This historical monument was intended to bring water to the city. Its inauguration took place in 1869. From now on, you can stroll in the vast garden, in the Natural History Museum or the Fine Arts Museum (considered to be the oldest museum in Marseille). A nice visit awaits you at the Palais Longchamps.
The wasteland of the Belle de Mai
This space dedicated to culture and the arts brings together performance halls, exhibition halls, living and working places. To discover Marseille as you have never seen it, go to La Friche de la Belle de Mai. Discover their agenda to find out about the next events not to be missed.
The studio of "Plus Belle la Vie"
The successful series, broadcast for more than 15 years, is inspired by the life of the inhabitants of Marseille and the Panier district. For fans of the series, some filming studios are located at the Friche de la Belle de Mai. The studios can only be visited rarely during open days or competitions.
The essential Marseillais trattoria! La Cantinetta is renowned thanks to the charm of Cours Julien, its much sought-after patio and its mouth-watering menu: fresh vegetables, flavors of the South, quality antipasti, linguine vongole, sage and parmesan escalope, as well as a large choice of meats and fish of the day. Taste Italian and Provençal wines at low prices.
When you come to Marseille, you have to venture into the little alleys of Le Panier. In this maze, Etienne Cassaro runs a southern pizzeria, an institution in the Phocaean City. The Cassaro family welcomes you to a room where they serve steaming "pizz" and supions. Originality of the establishment, no menu showing the dishes, prices and no telephone number, so no reservation possible.
Bought in 1965 by the Minguella brothers, the establishment becomes a gourmet restaurant. Already specializing in seafood cuisine, and in particular Bouillabaisse, the Miramar acquired great renown and became an institution of the Phocaean City. It was in 2003 that the Buffa family became the owner of the restaurant. The new “bosses” are committed to perpetuating the restaurant's tradition and the quality of its cuisine.
The restaurant Chez Fonfon in Marseille invites you to come and eat a Bouillabaisse or enjoy fish specialties, such as "clay fish" and many others. Something to delight the taste buds of young and old.
The Grotto at Callelongue
Provençal specialties and pizzas are on the menu at La Grotte restaurant. In the heart of the Calanques Regional Park, this restaurant opens its doors to you in an exotic, authentic and refined setting. For a family dinner or by candlelight, let yourself be charmed by this establishment with its tasty and generous cuisine.