My Marseille To Do List

I'm headed to Marseille for two weeks and find myself with far fewer recommendations in advance than most places that I travel. That means, there's tons of opportunity for discovery and exploration. I'm also excited for road trips (I'll have a car) to Provence and the French Riviera.

Before I head out, I wanted to share my list in case it's helpful for others that are thinking of traveling to the region. I'll let you know which ones I make it to. But, for now, consider this the beginning of your Google research. It's made up of tips from friends, Anthony Bourdain and Trip Advisor for the most part.

Casual Restaurants
Bar Bu - burgers, fish and chips
Le Bouchon Provencale* - charcuterie with shaded outdoor terrace
La Kahena* - Moroccan, near Old Port
Restaurant Femina - Moroccan
Cote Rue - French, Mediterranean
Chez Etienne - Pizza
Au Coeur Du Panier
La Table de Casimir - Italian
Le Gout des Choses
La Cabanon du Cours*
Chez Ida
La Boite a Sardine
La Manne
La Comptoir Longchamp
Le Citronnier*
Big Fernand - Burgers
MundArt - Asian
Le Cafe Thai - Thai

High End Restaurants
Restaurant Peron - beautiful views, seafood
La Poule Noir* - French
La Table du Fort  - French
Un Table, Au Sud - fancy, overlooking Old Port
L'Alcyone - at the InterContinental Hotel Dieu
Chez Fon Fon* - beautiful at sunset, also great for lunch
L'Epuisette* - beautiful view on the water
Le Petite Nice - beautiful, on water
Alexander Mazzia - Italian
Auberge du Corsaire - on beach

Bakeries, Cafes and Boulangerie
Dame Farine - boulangerie
Bistro L'Horloge* - French bistro
Four des Navettes - bakery making local orange blossom scented cookies/biscuits
Green Bear Coffee* - coffee, sandwiches (organic)
Patisserie d'Aix - bakery
Grumpy Cakes* - bakery and deli
Maison Geney - bakery
Minoofi Bakery
Glaces Ego - gelato
Coogee - coffee shop
Scents Coffee - coffee, burgers and sandwiches
Le Cafe Des Thes - coffee and tea

Beach Bars & Restaurants
Abri Cotie
L'esplai du Grand Bar des Goudes

La Maison dus Pastis* - Pastis shop
Santons Marcel Carbonel* - Museum and workshop making small figurines called "santons"
Le Potier* - pottery

Au Vieux Panier
Adonis Marseille
Mama Shelter

Marseille Cathedral *
Abbey of St. Victor *
Notre Dame de la Garde
Le Cours Julien - street art, graffiti neighborhood with cafes and shops
Plages du Prado - beaches with skatepark

Musee des Civilizations* - A museum of Europe and the Mediterranean. Cool architecture on the water.

Wineries & Vineyards
Domaine Sulauze
Southern Provence Rhone Wine Tours with Olivier Hickman

Road Trips
Les Calanques*
Aix en Provence (I've been, it's lovely.)

 * means something about it is calling me

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