What to do in Marseille

Thinking about Marseille's year as European Capital of Culture in 2013? Want to know what to do while you are in Marseille? Here are some suggestions that might help.

Basic information

A list of some of the most important things you need to know when visiting Marseille - what to expect, weather, transport, safety, etc. The food and drink page also contains some useful information on tips and traditions when eating out.

What's on in Marseille now?

Our Blog contains details of single performances or short exhibitions that are on in Marseille now or in the near future.

What's happening in Marseille over the next few months?

See the news page for our selection of some of the longer running events from the long list of things that are going on in Marseille.

What's happening in Marseille in 2013?

The Marseille Capital of Culture in 2013 page has details of Marseille's year as European Capital of Culture.


What to do in Marseille? There are so many sites to see the list seems endless - the Vieux Port, le Panier, le Vieille Charité, Saint Victor, Notre Dame de la Garde, la Major, Palais Longchamp, Le Corbusier building, Château d'If, the Isles de Frioul ...

Food and Drink

A personal selection of markets, restaurants, bars and cafés that we like. This page also includes a section on tips and traditions that you might find useful when eating in Marseille.

Sport and Leisure

A list of activities for you to follow in and around Marseille: Kayaking, Sailing, Diving, Ice Skating, Swimming, Walking, Football, Learning French ... the list goes on.