J4 Esplanade and the panoramic walk of the Fort Saint-Jean
Located in the heart of the city center, the J4 esplanade benefits from an ideal location to watch the sunset. Your feet in the sea or sitting on a bench, you can admire the palace of Pharo on the opposite bank and the Mucem behind you. At nightfall, you can see the most beautiful shades of blue, revealing the architectural prowess of the building. You can can also walk along the panoramic footpath of Fort Saint-Jean that offers an amazing view of the sea.
Notre-Dame de la Garde
From the top of its hill, ” la Bonne Mère” ( the Good Mother) as the people of Marseille call her is the highest point of the city. It offers a 360 degree panoramic view over Marseille and of course, over the sea. The hills display magnificent orange colors as the sun goes down on the horizon. In the distance you can see the mythical Marseille Orange Velodrome stadium and many of the city’s monuments falling asleep. It is a fabulous playground for photography lovers!
A stone’s throw from the Old Port, the garden of the Pharo Palace offers you a breathtaking view of the Mucem, Fort Saint-Jean and the Old port, of course. Boat masts seem to dance at the last light of the evening and the nightlife gradually takes shape in the distance. For a moment, this walk on the heights will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Malmousque Cove is located on the Corniche Kennedy. This is a small fishermen’s port that has a gorgeous view of the Frioul islands and Château d’If. Probably one of the best spots to enjoy a sunset by the seaside. Think about the aperitif with friends, lovers or family, it is really worth it !
Vallon des Auffes
At nightfall, this iconic place of Marseille looks like a postcard. Or rather like a painting with the most beautiful colours on it. Red, orange, yellow is the warmth of the south in all of its splendor. It brings out the beauty of “les pointus”, typical fishing boats returning to the port. The sunset begins, then the terraces fill up to admire the sun going down behind the famous arches of the Vallon des Auffes bridge…