On the Corniche Kennedy

"La Voie est libre"

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Who hasn’t dreamed of a quiet stroll along our beautiful Corniche Kennedy? Well, it’s possible! Come and enjoy a car-free Sunday! Just the sound of the waves and the gabians! A great way to reclaim our Marseilles coastline. So get out your sneakers, bikes and rollerblades, and let’s get ready for another edition of “La voie est libre”!

Published on 21 March 2024

Where and when?

The next edition of “La voie est libre” will take place on Sunday March 24 from 10am to 7pm. A day when traffic will be gentle and serene, when everyone will be able to take full advantage of Marseille’s coastline and sunshine, and finally reclaim public space. The pedestrian route will cover the Corniche Kennedy between Catalans beach and Talabot. Along the way, toilets and information points will be available for everyone, as well as cultural, sporting and musical events in which everyone is invited to take part if they wish. Scooters, bicycles, tandems, rosalies and even triplets will be available for self-service along the promenade. A giant yoga session (10:30 a.m.) will be held on the Plage du Prophète (registration required). If you feel peckish along the way, foodtrucks will be on hand to satisfy your every craving. There’ll also be entertainment such as stilt-walkers and jugglers, street music, jazz bands and gospel music – enough to put you in a good mood all day long!

For motorists

For those who will be driving, don’t worry! Detour will be in place for the duration of these special measures, to ensure that everything goes smoothly! These measures do not apply to emergency vehicles (and local residents, but only in emergencies).

Parking and traffic measures

  • Traffic

    Traffic will be prohibited: 24/03/2024 from 9am to 7pm

    On Corniche Kennedy between :
    – promenade Georges-Pompidou and avenue Talabot and in this direction
    – avenue Talabot and rue du Commandant Dessemond

    On Traverse Pey between :
    – Boulevard Bompard and Corniche Kennedy

    Rue Pierre Mouren between :
    – Rue d’Endoume and Corniche Kennedy

    On Promenade Georges Pompidou between :
    – Rue du Commandant Rolland and Corniche Kennedy and in this direction

    On Traverse Sainte-Hélène between :
    – Rue Pierre Mouren and Corniche Président J.F. Kennedy Diversions will be in place.

    Traffic will be authorized only for organization vehicles, garage access for local residents, and emergency and home medical care vehicles.

    PMR parking will be provided at the entrance to the pedestrian zone. On the Corniche Kennedy between rue du Colonel Serot and avenue Talabot. Electric carts will be available.

  • Parking

    Parking will be prohibited

    From 03/21/2024 at 9:30pm to 03/24/2024 at 11pmCorniche Kennedy :
    – All parking spaces on the terre plein located at n°397
    – Odd side, 20 m from chemin du Vallon-de-l’Oriol

    From 03/23/2024 at 8am to 03/25/2024 at 12pmCorniche Kennedy :
    – Place Paul Ricard in its entirety
    – Parking opposite Villa Gaby

    From 03/23/2024 at 8am to 03/25/2024 at 11pmCorniche Président-JF-Kennedy
    -Square Danjaume in its entirety ;
    -Parking du Marégraphe in its entirety;
    -Parking de l’Hélice (Mémorial des Rapatriés d’Algérie) in its entirety;
    -Parking du Prophète in its entirety.

    From 03/23/24 9:30pm to 03/24/2024 11pm
    Corniche Président-JF-Kennedy
    – Between avenue Talabot and rue Capitaine Dessemond, both sides
    – Between avenue du Colonel-Sérot and avenue Talabot, both sides

    Traverse Sainte-Hélène
    – Between rue Pierre Mouren and Corniche Kennedy, both sides

    Promenade George-Pompidou
    – Between avenue du Colonel-Sérot and rue du Commandant Rolland, both sides
    – Boulevard Cieussa, between Corniche Kennedy and traverse Frégier, both sides (until 7pm).