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What to Do in Marseille, According to Hometown Hero Simon Porte Jacquemus

Jacquemus designer Simon Porte Jacquemus spent quarantine in his hometown of Marseille, France, and now he's sharing his favorite places, from hotels to restaurants and fashion boutiques.
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The south of France is the region that inspired Simon Porte Jacquemus throughout his career. Last year, the star designer presented a fashion show to mark the 10th anniversary of his brand in the heart of a lavender field in Provence. Now he's revealed the best things to do in his hometown of Marseille, via a series of videos on Instagram. It's a godsend for travelers who planned to pack their bags there this summer, or who are dreaming of a trip there in the future. Hotels, eateries, night clubs and shops — here's the ultimate travel guide of things to do in Marseille according to the beloved fashion designer.

Things to Do in Marseille: Food

Épicerie L'Idéal
Chez Yassine
Chez Etienne
Chez Paul (Goudes)
Pizzeria la Bonne Mère
La Relève
The Bar des Amis
Chez le Belge
Chez Jeannot
Vanilla Noire
Handyman of Sweet Things
Bakery Maison Saint-Honoré

Things to Do in Marseille: Shopping

Maison Empereur
Mother House
Rue des Antiquaires
Librairie L'Odeur du Temps
Father Blaise

Things to Do in Marseille: Romantic Places for Two

Notre Bonne Mère
Sormiou and Vespa
The Ferris Wheel
The roof of the Corbusier
Niolon bowls pitch
A pizza to take away in Malmousque (Water on the Mouth)
The Port de l'Estaque
The Blue Train
Loc boat or Blue Taxi

Things to Do in Marseille: Nightlife

Café de l'Abbaye
Viagghi di Fonfon
Le Bar sur la Mer

Things to Do in Marseille: Rest

Bords de Mer
Hotel Maison Empereur
Le Petit Nice
Jogging Samena
Cabanon di Fonfon
Le Ruhl


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