Marché d'artisans au Vieux Port
All about the events and traffic restrictions

Summer in Marseille

July 2nd 2021 > August 29th 2021

The Marseille summer is back for the second edition from July 2nd to August 29th 2021. You will be able to enjoy a rich and varied programme of cultural, sporting and convivial activities, open to all free of charge, throughout the summer season, and in all the districts of the city.

Published on 7 July 2021

The pedestrian Old Port

During the Marseille summer season, from the 2nd July to the 29th of August, the city of Marseille is pedestrianising part of the “Vieux-Port” (Old Port) area, every day from 10am.

Discovering the thematic areas

The “Quai des Belges”, the “Quai du Port”and “Espace Bargemon”(area close to the Town Hall), become spaces dedicated to pedestrians.

In the extension of “l’Ombrière” (Shade House) by Norman Foster”, le quai des Belges hosts a craft market composed of regional producers and food-trucks, from Thursday to Sunday : 11am to 7pm in July and August and until 6pm in September.

On “le quai du port” , near the Ferryboat, the public can take advantage of spaces for relaxation and coolness with the provision of deckchairs and misting machines. Continuing to walk towards the “Mucem”, on the “quai du port”,  there are sports activities for young people and adults, in particular climbing initiation lessons.

L’espace Bargemon is dedicated to activities for young people, open-air cinema, concerts…

Traffic restrictions

Temporary relocation of the Colorbüs and tourist train departures

The pedestrianisation of the “Vieux-Port” (Old Port) area, obliges the tourist service providers, usually positioned on the “quai du Port”, to adapt.


The Colorbüs agency, located at 86 “Quai du Port”, will be closed to the public. The bus departure point has been moved to the “Quai des Belges”, where the “Canebière” leads into the “Vieux-Port” (Old Port).

As four stops will not be served, Colorbüs is adapting its fares.

To book your tickets, click here :

Little trains

The little trains normally leave from the 174 “Quai du Port” have moved to 10″La Canebière”.

To book your tickets, click here.

Public transportation

The seven “RTM” bus lines that usually use the “Quai du Port” are affected by changes to their routes. To help you find your way around, “RTM” (public transportation) details the changes on a specific web page.


The different taxi stations are grouped together in one point, precisely at street “Beausset”.

Parking and car parks

Traffic will be difficult around the “Vieux-Port” (Old Port) area between the 2nd of July and the 29th of August.

The street”La République” will temporarily become a one-way street, only towards the place of “La Joliette”, from the street of “Beausset”.

We invite you to use public transport and to park your vehicle in one of the many underground car parks in the city of Marseille.

Despite the pedestrianisation, the Town Hall car park is still accessible via avenue “Saint-Jean” and street “La Loge”.