Things to Do in Marseilles

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Never mind the fancy name, the "château" is actually a former prison—the Mediterranean equivalent of Alcatraz. Built in the 16th century,... Read More

Never mind the fancy name, the "château" is actually a former prison—the Mediterranean equivalent of Alcatraz. Built in the 16th century,... Read More

The family-run shop produces handmade chocolates spiked with such unlikely ingredients as fennel, onion, and lavender, as well as pralines and... Read More

Established by a pair of local fashion-industry refugees, this cult bath and body-care store elevates the basic Provençal soap to a supremely... Read More

You'll get a glimpse of Marseilles's ancient Greco-Roman past at this garden, where, during the 1967 construction of the Centre Bourse (the Stock... Read More

The beachfront bar near the Plage du Prado is where young surfers and their admirers flirt over fruity cocktails. Read More

Navettes are crisp, orange-flavored pastries shaped like boats (commemorating a party of seafaring saints). Le Four des Navettes—the oldest bakery... Read More

Join the fabulous people for a glass of bubbly or a plate of crepes on Manureva's terrace. Inside, a pale-wood bar gives the feel of the interior of one... Read More

A high-octane dance club in a renovated bunker, Le Trolleybus's roster of musical genres ranges from techno to salsa over three dance floors. ... Read More

Local designer Marianne Cat has created a gallery and boutique in an 18th-century town house. She stocks her own silky, ephemeral dresses and blouses,... Read More

Take the quaint Petit Train de la Bonne Mère from the Old Port. You'll chug more than 500 feet above the harbor to the towering neo-Byzantine... Read More

A luxe men's bathing-suit brand founded in nearby St. Tropez, Vilebrequin has been creating well-cut trunks for more than three decades. Its trademark... Read More

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