TRIED & TESTED
29 September 2021
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!
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
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.
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).
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
140 Bd Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, France