Marseille‘s Old Port has been a hub of activity in France‘s second largest city for thousands of years. From Ancient Greek antiquity to the Middle Ages, the Vieux Port was often the first stop off on French soil after the Mediterranean sea. Today, the area is just as bustling as ever and is filled with bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities. Here, we count down the top 10 bars to grab a drink once the sun has set.
Longchamp Palace is located a couple of streets away from the Old Port itself, but the lively, upbeat atmosphere of this art-deco inspired bar makes the visit definitely worth the diversion. Sample the restaurant’s food menu, which is made up of seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, and stay for a drink (or two) in the stylish bar afterwards. Throughout the summer months, Longchamp Palace’s adjoining patio makes a great spot to enjoy a refreshing drink with loved ones. Come back during the day for a relaxing coffee or at the weekend when Longchamp Palace’s delicious brunch attracts hordes of Marseille locals.
Address & telephone number: 22, boulevard Longchamp, 13001 Marseille, France, +33 4 91 50 76 13