La Friche La Belle de Mai

Top choice arts centre in Marseille

This 45,000-sq-metre former tobacco factory is now a vibrant arts centre with a theatre, cinema, bar, bookshop, artists’ workshops, multimedia displays, skateboard ramps, electro- and world-music parties and much more. Check the program online. The on-site restaurant, Les Grandes Tables, is a great bet for interesting, locally sourced food.

The quickest way to get here by public transport is to catch the metro to Gare St-Charles and walk along rue Guibal, or take line M2 to Cinq Avenues Longchamp, cross Parc Longchamp and then take Rue Bénédit.