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Bompard district

Located in the heights of Marseille’s 7th arrondissement, the Bompard district is home to some sublime 19th-century villas built in Italian style. It is also home to a number of trendy restaurants and bars, and boasts breathtaking views over the Mediterranean sea. Developed in the 1950s, the Bompard district is now very popular with tourists thanks to its beauty and cultural richness. Discover all the attractions and the best addresses in the district.

What to do in Bompard?

The Bompard district is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the Phocaean city. The area boasts beautiful, colourful houses, a picturesque setting where life is good. The area is reminiscent of the small villages of the south of France, with a calm and relaxing atmosphere, despite its relatively young population. The area has developed enormously since the construction of the Corniche John Fitzgerald Kennedy, making it more accessible. If you’re passing through Bompard, we recommend a stroll along the Corniche. Over a distance of more than three kilometres, you’ll be able to admire some stunning scenery as you pass small fishing huts, old-fashioned villas, some of Marseille’s beaches and historic monuments. A cycle path has even been created in 2019, giving you the chance to admire the view by bike.

One of the district’s must-sees is the famous Villa Gaby. Overlooking the sea, this regional treasure stands out for its immaculate whiteness, its verdant garden strewn with statues and its unique view of the Frioul islands. The house once belonged to the famous Marseillaise Gaby Deslys, who donated the villa on her death, naming it after her. The villa’s lounges can be hired to accommodate professionals or individuals for seminars, celebrations and other large-scale events.

You can also discover the Château Berger (now called the Thermes Marins Promicea), a thalassotherapy centre nestling on the Corniche Kennedy. Massages, spas, facials and body treatments: enjoy a moment of unparalleled relaxation in a top-quality establishment.

If you’re passing through Marseille’s 7th arrondissement, we recommend a stop at the famous Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, the city’s landmark.

The best addresses in the district

The Bompard district is renowned for its delicious traditional restaurants and trendy bars. The area boasts a multitude of addresses for unparalleled tasting experiences:

Zia Concetta Corniche‘, 315 Cor. Président John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Lovers of Italian cuisine will be delighted to find authentic, trendy cuisine at Zia Concetta Corniche. The view over the sea makes for an exceptional spectacle during a colourful tasting session. We recommend terrace service when the weather is fine.

Le Glacier de la Corniche‘, 313 Cor. Président John Fitzgerald Kennedy
When you think of the beach, you think of ice cream! Discover a menu of organic sorbets and milkshakes in a variety of flavours to tantalise the taste buds of young and old alike. Discover original flavours such as fluted cookie, tiramisu and vine peach.

‘Le Hako’, 218 chem. du Roucas Blanc
Discover a rich menu featuring mainly fish, with dishes as tasty as they are hearty, for a unique experience. This Japanese restaurant is very popular with locals and tourists alike, who venture here on a trip along the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Corniche.

‘The Sunset’, 315 Cor. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
As its name suggests, Le Sunset promises you sumptuous sunsets. This bar-restaurant allows you to enjoy a meal along the corniche while relaxing and admiring the Mediterranean sea.
There are also a number of hotels in the area where you can recharge your batteries during your stay. Most have swimming pools and sea views.

Where to stay in Bompard?