Kick off your Marseille nightlife with cocktails around La Canebire and Cours Julien, then aim for vibrant Old Port music bars, many with an ethnic flavour. Find Marseille's big club scene, as well as opera, theatre and shows, all in this same animated nightlife area at the heart of Marseille's Old Port.
Enjoy a traditional Marseille anis-flavoured pastis spirit or romantic cocktails and jazz at Marseille's stylish city-centre bars off La Canebire and Cours Julien. Join nightlife crowds packing lively world-music bars around Marseille's Old Port. Find calmer nightlife and piano bars in hotels, or trendy nightlife at chic bars on the South Marseille waterfront. Belle-de-Mai is an up-and-coming trendy area with bars frequented by Marseille's arty types. Many Marseille bars stay open till late with music.
If nightlife means dancing and decibels for you, jump into Marseille's hectic club scene at the Old Port, with crowded all-night venues featuring DJs and live acts, often with a Latin or African feel. For mellower nightlife, choose city-centre bars and restaurants that get you into an after-dinner dancing mood with live music. Or head to the trendy nightlife area along the South Marseille coast for slick clubs and a well-dressed crowd.
Book a great night out at Le Dme de Marseille, in North Marseille, the biggest of several Marseille auditoria hosting popular shows and rock concerts. Choose your Marseille nightlife from a packed programme of performances at arts venues large and small in the city centre. For drama, visit the acclaimed dockside La Crie Theatre of Marseille at the Old Port. Nearby, just off La Canebire, Marseille Opra Municipal stages prestigious opera and ballet if you fancy some cultured Marseille nightlife.