What to do for Valentine's Day in Marseille

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you’re running out of ideas? We’ve put together a selection of unforgettable moments for couples and singles alike!

Published on 5 February 2024

A natural Valentine’s Day

A walk in the calanques

If you’re not too keen on walking, the Calanque of Callelongue, Calanque des Goudes and Calanque de Sormiou offer breathtaking views.

If you’re looking for a longer, more romantic walk, the Calanque d’En Vau, the Calanque de Marseilleveyre or the Calanque de Sugiton are well worth a visit!

In Marseille, there are also a number of pleasant parks where you and your other half can enjoy a bucolic picnic in 100% natural surroundings.

And if you want to declare your love, there are plenty of spots in Marseille where you can admire some superb sunsets…

A gourmet Valentine’s Day

Romantic restaurants

Ciel: Its rooftop offers a breathtaking view of Marseille, including the Bonne Mère.
Address: 17 rue Haxo, 13001 Marseille.
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L’Epuisette: This restaurant serves upscale Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant room with a sea view.
Address: 158 Rue du Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille.
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Chez Fonfon: Overlooking the Vallon des Auffes, this charming restaurant offers specialties such as bouillabaisse and fish in clay.
Address: 140 Rue du Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille
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La Tasca: Enjoy tapas in a warm and cosy dining room or on a romantic terrace with chandeliers.
Address: 102 Rue Ferrari, 13005 Marseille
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Travel around the world

If you’d like to take your Valentine on a trip, the O’Pakistan restaurant and the Pavillon Thaï et Mouné will transport you into their worlds.

A starry Valentine’s Day

To spend a magical moment with your other half, book a stay in a star-rated hotel! With its idyllic setting, gourmet meals, spa and massage services, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Intercontinental Marseille Hôtel-Dieu

Enjoy a 5-star evening with a magnificent view of Notre-Dame de la Garde…
Location: Hôtel Intercontinental – 1 Place Daviel, 13002 Marseille – 04 13 42 42 42
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Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port

Spend a luxurious moment for two, and wake up to a breathtaking view of the Vieux-Port, one of the most beautiful sights in Marseille.
Location: Hôtel Sofitel Vieux-Port – 36 Bd Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille – 04 91 15 59 00
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NHOW Hotel

The sea is at your feet in this hotel ideally located on the Corniche Kennedy.
Location: Hôtel NHOW Marseille – 200 Corniche John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 13007 Marseille – 04 91 16 19 00
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Hotel les Bords de Mer

Facing the Catalans beach and Marseille harbor, enjoy an intimate moment in this Michelin-starred hotel and a dinner concocted by the talented Camille Gandolfo.
Location: Hôtel les Bords de Mer – 52 Corniche John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 13007 Marseille – 04 13 94 34 00
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And to make the pleasure last, if your Valentine is a gourmand, don’t hesitate to offer him or her Provencal sweets such as Navettes, Calissons or chocolates.

An unusual Valentine’s Day

The Office de Tourisme, des Loisirs et des Congrès (Tourist, Leisure and Convention Bureau) is offering visitors and locals alike the chance to (re)discover the city. If you’re looking for an original Valentine’s Day experience, or a surprising gift, there are plenty of activities available in Marseille! Guided tours, sports or cultural activities, the choice is yours.

If your Valentine is the intrepid type, we recommend the Bec de Sormiou adventure course! This via ferrata will take you through caves, to exceptional views of the sea and cliffs.

For a 100% romantic getaway, visit Marseille harbor by boat ; take a ride on a Tuk-tuk or electric bike and treat yourself to a unique moment.

Sleep in an unusual setting!

A total immersion in the Provencal countryside, just a few kilometers from Marseille, the Bulle des Bois estate offers different types of bubbles for sleeping under the stars! La Câline, l’Amoureuse, la Bienveillante or l’Essentielle… There’s something for everyone. The little extra: book a massage and enjoy the spa!

The Attrap’ rêve estate offers unusual overnight stays in tree houses. Ideal for relaxing, feeling alone in the world and reuniting with your better half.

Casa Youm is a guest house with unique charm and discreet luxury, ideal for a romantic getaway.

With “no Valentine” day

Are you single? That’s great too, because it’s better to be alone than in bad company, so here are a few ideas for activities:

  • Why not do a little shopping downtown? Concept stores, artisans, you name it!
  • Have adrink with friends. Marseille is brimming with places to spend a quiet moment and soak up the sun – whether on the Old Port, in the Panier district or by the sea at Escale Borely, there’s something for everyone.
  • Take a break and pamper yourself. Take a trip to one of Marseille’s superb spas: Bastide des Bains, Intercontinental, Nhow Marseille and many others.