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Top 3 best spots in Marseille

You are new in Marseille or you are spending the week-end there and you wish to know all the spots that you absolutely can't miss? Spiky's here to guide you!

You should also definitely check out our articles on Marseille's neighborhoods and the cheapest thrift stores there!

Cours Julien neighborhood

© Made in Marseille

- Bars with great atmospheres all year-long! Spiky recommends Le petit Nice if you only want to have a drink (💰€4 pints) or the Barakajeux if you are fond of board games (💰€4 pints as well)

💭 Check out Mistergoodbeer to know about the cheapest bars around, or download the app!

- The markets in Place Jean Jaurès (🚇 M2 Notre Name du Mont) :

🕒 La Plaine market, open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 5AM to 1PM. Fruits and vegetables, sea products, meat, but also clothes, kitchen utensils, furniture, toys…

🕒 The peasant market, open on Fridays from 4 to 8PM in spring and summer, and from 4 to 7PM in fall and winter

* You can always check out the whole list of markets in Marseille here.

- You could just go for a walk, the streets are lovely! You will be able to appreciate a lot of street art.

© Hôtel Edmond Rostand

Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica

© Le quotidien de l'art

- You can get there by bus (🚇 Bus 60), but you can also hike there (we're explaining it to you in this article)!

- You will be able to benefit from a stunning point of view of Marseille.

💭 There is also a museum under the drawbridge if you wish to discover the basilica's history!

🕒 The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10AM to 5PM.

💰 Full rate: €2. 👶 Free for children under 12.

Vieux Port neighborhood

© Viator

- The neighborhood is pretty lively, so you could just go for a walk by the water…

- You could also take the boat taking you to the Frioul archipelago!

Check out the schedules here and the prices here.

💰 Return full fare for 1 island (If or Frioul island): €11,1

💰 Return full fare for 1 island (If or Frioul island) if you have a "permanent ou annuel" RTM package: €8,30 (check out how public transportation works in Marseille in this article).

💰Return full fare for 2 islands: €16,7

💰Return full fare for 2 islands if you have a "permanent ou annuel" RTM package: €12,5

- The Mucem : exhibitions, but also workshop for kids and their parents, gigs and live shows…

💰Full fare: €11

- The fish market

🚇 M1 Vieux-Port

🕒 Every day from 7:30 AM to 1PM


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