Christmas Market in Marseille

Foire aux Santons

Since 1803, santonniers (traditional ceramic-figurine makers) have displayed their creations at this fair, held in the place du Général de Gaulle, just behind the Vieux Port. Once purely religious icons, the santons…
Music in Marseille

Five Continents Jazz Festival

International guests of the calibre of Tony Allen, Branford Marsalis and Herbie Hancock play alongside French and European artists in this high-summer celebration of jazz, held at venues across town including MuCEM …
Performing Arts in Marseille

Festival de Marseille

Held over three weeks and four weekends in high summer, this international festival brings dance, theatre, music and art (and tens of thousands of visitors) to Marseille.
LGBT in Marseille

Pride Marseille

Marseille’s annual pride festival commemorates New York's pivotal Stonewall Riots with marching, partying and general gaiety. The central parade leaves from the Palais Longchamp, wending its merry way to the centre …
Music in Marseille

Fiesta des Suds

World music comes to Marseille's Dock des Suds in autumn, with four days of performances from across the globe – from Malian musicians to reggae, bhangra, 'Afro trap' and more.
Street Carnival in Marseille

Carnaval de Marseille

Marseille’s version of Carnival centres on a parade and Saturday-afternoon fête (party) in Parc Borély, with mad costumes, decorated floats and strolling circus acts.