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What to do for Valentine's Day in Marseille?

Spend time together!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching with the same question, what to do? whether you are a couple or alone, we have prepared a safe selection of ideas to mark this moment!

Published on 26 January 2022

A Valentine’s Day in nature

Walking in the Calanques

If you don’t want to walk too much, the Callelongue Calanque, the Goudes Calanque and the Sormiou Calanque will offer you an astonishing view.

If you want to walk a little longer and have a romantic and sporty stroll, the En Vau Calanque, the Marseilleveyre Calanque or the Sugiton Calanque are really worth a visit!  

In Marseille, many very pleasant  parcs can also welcome you with your soulmate for a bucolic picnic 100% nature .

And to declare your love, many spots in Marseille are available to admire superb sunsets…

A gourmet Valentine’s Day

Romantic restaurants

Ciel: Its rooftop offers a breathtaking view of Marseille and in particular a good view of Notre Dame.
Address : 17 rue Haxo, 13001 Marseille.
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L’Epuisette : This restaurant serves high quality Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant room with a view of the sea.
Address :  158 Rue du Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille.
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Chez Fonfon : With a view of the Vallon des Auffes, this charming place offers specialities such as la ‘bouillabaisse’ and the ‘poisson à l’argile’.
Address : 140 Rue du Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille
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La Tasca : Enjoy tapas in a warm and cosy room or a romantic terrace with  chandeliers.
Address : 102 Rue Ferrari, 13005 Marseille
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Travel around the world

If you want to take your Valentine on a journey to a different land, the O’Pakistan as well as le Pavillon Thaï and Mouné will transport you to their world.

A Valentine’s Day full of stars

To spend a magical moment with your soulmate, book a stay in a starred hotel! Ideal setting, gourmet meal, spa and massages, all the conditions are there to spend an unforgettable moment.

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 Old Port,
Location : Hôtel Sofitel Vieux-Port – 36 Bd Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille – 04 91 15 59 00
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Hôtel NHOW 

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

Facing the beach Les Catalans and the bay of Marseille, enjoy an intimate moment in this starred hotel and a dinner concocted by the talented Camille Gandolfo.
Location: Hotel 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 has a sweet tooth, don’t hesitate to offer him or her some provencal sweets such as  Navettes, and Calissons or even chocolates.

An original Valentine’s Day

For a memorable moment with your soulmate, stay at an unusual place or live unforgettable experiences!

Take advantage of Valentine’s Day to do a romantic activity!

The Tourist Office and Convention Bureau offers its visitors and locals outings in Marseille. If you want to experience an original Valentine’s Day, or give a surprising gift, many activities in Marseille are available!

Guided tours, sports or cultural activities, the choice is yours!

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

For a 100% romantic trip, visit the harbor of Marseille by boat ; Take a ride in a  Tuk-tuk or a  Side-car and treat yourself to a unique moment.

A romantic and intimate concert by candlelight

Especially for Valentine’s Day, Candlelight offers an exclusive concert from the sumptuous  Toursky theater  floodlit  by thousands of candles. Accompanied by your loved one, rediscover the most beautiful romantic classical music interpreted by the grandiose Eric Artz piano performance in an intimate atmosphere.

Sleep in an atypical place!

A few miles from Marseille, live a total immersion in the Provence’s nature with  Bulle des bois domain offers different types of bubbles to sleep under the stars!  La Câline, l’Amoureuse, la Bienveillante or l’Essentielle…  There is something for everyone.
Bonus: Book a massage and enjoy a spa!
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The  Attrap’rêve domain offers unusual nights in tree houses. Ideal to relax, feel alone in the world and share with your loved one.
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A ‘without’ Valentine

You are single? Do not panic!  In the end being alone on Fevruary 14 is The perfect day to enjoy yourself. The best excuse to heat up your bank card is to be alone for Valentine’s Day. So go on  shopping !

  • Go for a drink with friends. Marseille is full of places to spend a peaceful moment and enjoy the sunshine, whether on the Old Port, in the Panier district or on the seafront at l’Escale Borely, there is something for everyone.
  • Give yourself a break and take care of yourself. A body treatment or a facial one, is the perfect way to relax!
  • Light candles, put on your favorite series and order your favorite meal!