Exhibition / Simon Porte Jacquemus “Marseille Je t’aime”
An ode to his native city, the hot young fashion talent presents simultaneous exhibitions across two of its most important cultural institutions: an exhibition of sculpture and photography at the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) plus and a video installation at the MuCEM demonstrate how Marseille inspires his collections.
Grocery / L’Idéal
In the bustling Noailles neighbourhood not far from the Old Port this new-generation grocery is a temple to good taste; fill your basket with a selection of products carefully sourced from the Mediterranean basin, or pull up a seat at the counter or around the communal table to enjoy the daily changing menu of simple, tasty dishes.
Restaurant / La Boîte à Sardine
An institution. From a panoramic corner site at the top of the Canebière, fishmonger Fabien Rugi sells fresh fish and seafood from his loaded stalls. But the bright space doubles as a restaurant, where you can savour a simple menu for lunch, plus dinner on Thu and Fri in summer, that celebrates the catch of the day.
Shop / Maison Empereur
Since 1827 this much-loved general store has kept Marseille locals equipped with everything from French pocket and table knives, donkey milk soaps, floor or shoe wax, bicycle tyre repair kits, perfumed candles, sailor shirts, cast-iron cookware, olive pit removers… Seven generations later, the family owned business continues to navigate between tradition and innovation.
Hotel / Mama Shelter
The playful designer hotel chain is preparing for its second summer in Marseille. Already a local hotspot, the bar and restaurant are always buzzing: locals and visitors get together around the signature XXL table football at the bar, or the communal tables to enjoy the Guy Savoy devised menu; or sample the Pastis at the dedicated bar, Mama Pastaga.
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