29 September 2021

JOURNAL MARSEILLE

Last week I went to Marseille to discover the latest openings and explore some of their famous sites. When I was in the city last time Mamashelter had just opened its doors and the city was European Capital of Culture. Eight years later a lot has changed. The Mucem opened its doors and now exhibits the work of American artist Jeff Koons, young entrepreneurs opened coffee bars, restaurants and cool hotels and a fast train connection with Paris (3,3 hours) makes the city a sunny weekend escape for Parisians. What I’ve noticed is that the city has something to offer for everyone: food, coffee, beaches, azure blue water, rooftop bars and splendid views, nature and of course the whole Provence at your doorstep. Let’s see what caught my eye!

 

Day 1:

 

 

Just 20-minutes outside of Marseille you’ll find Tuba Club, a hotel and restaurant near Calanques National Park

 

 

Old fishing town near Tuba Club

 

Day 2

 

 

The streets of Marseille 

 

 

Restaurant Lion Bonjour 

 

 

Coffee roastery and cafe in the center of the city

 

 

Maison Empereur is a traditional store where they sell everything. From tools to kids toys and from pots and pans to linnen. 

 

 

View from my hotel room at New Hotel Le Quai

 

 

Dinner at EDO at the site of the Olympic swimming club. Please order the Banana Plantane Frites, but the rest of the African street-food inspired dishes with a Japanese twist are also too good to be true. Only open till the end of September, then they move to London.

 

Day 3

 

 

The day started with a visit to this Artist Residence

 

 

Cite Radieuse by Le Corbusier is definitely worth checking out (also see the openings image). 

 

 

One of my favorite discoveries in Marseille

 

 

View of the Old Port

 

 

Marseille and its beaches. The building you see is the Olympic Swimming Pool where pop up restaurant EDO is located. Imagine the view! 

 

 

Les Bords du Mer is a hotel and restaurant with the most amazing view 

 

Ending the day with a Pastis at Ciel Rooftop 

 

Find more recommendations on the Marseille page

 

Collaboration with Office Métropolitain de Tourisme et des Congrès de Marseille