Top Attractions in Marseille
Artisan shops sell traditional products such as scented soaps, olive-wood carvings, homemade biscuits and chocolates. Have some pastis, the quintessential Provençal drink.
2. The most picturesque part of town, the colorful Vieux Port (Old Port) with fishing boats and yachts and visitors. The lively waterfront has great restaurants and bars. I love the Bouillabaisse; a traditional Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille.
3. Visit the Basilica Lady of the Guard (admission free; 7am-7pm) atop the city’s highest hill, La Garde (162m). This domed Byzantine basilica has superbly restored mosaics.
For a Vino con Vista:
- Chez Fonfon Rue du Vallon des Auffes, 7th arrondissement; bouillabaisse from euro
- La Part des Anges Rue Sainte, 1st arrondissement; for savory charcuterie
- La Caravelle Quai du Port, 2nd arrondissement; tapas bar with jazz on the weekends