Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Marseille

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Best time to visit May - October
Rooftop grade 7/10
Rooftop Bar Marseille
Courtesy of Ciel Rooftop

Marseille Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Located right by the Mediterranean in the south of France, Marseille is beautiful already at street level. But to get an even better perspective of both the city and the ocean, you should make your way to a rooftop Marseille.

This complete guide will help you find the best venues, packed with all info you need about every Marseille rooftop bar worth a visit. From opening hours, dress code and pics, to booking links, locations and much more.

Enjoy the magical sunset over the ocean with some elevated drinks and tasty bites. From stylish rooftop lounges to spacious and vibrant rooftop parks, there is a rooftop Marseille for everyone. Just scroll down and find the Marseille rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

12 best rooftop bars in Marseille

Rooftop Marseille Ciel Rooftop in Marseille

Ciel Rooftop

$$$ | 7th floor | Vieux-Port
  • Highlights
  • Italian
  • Panoramic views
  • La Dolce Vita

Nestled on top of one of the tallest buildings in the center of Marseille, Ciel Rooftop is a modern and beautiful Italian rooftop bar and restaurant. Minimalist and sleek, yet natural, charming and filled with a Mediterranean vibe, the rooftop terrace offers panoramic views over Marseille. The rooftop menu features a great range of authentic Italian flavours, complemented with refreshing and crafted cocktails, as well as a fine array of wine, champagne and beers.

Rooftop Marseille Dantés Skylounge in Marseille

Dantés Skylounge

$$$$ | 7th floor | Pharo
  • Highlights
  • Modern design
  • Magic views
  • 3 bars/restaurants

The fantastic Hotel Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port comes with three rooftop terraces, all offering magical views of the old harbor, the sea and the city. On the top floor you find the rooftop bar called Dantés Skylounge, serving cocktails of the highest class. Located on the same floor is the gourmet restaurant called Les Trois Forts, with its own private summer terrace. And then there is also a 3rd floor terrace that belongs to the chic and trendy brasserie, called Carré Bistromanie.

Rooftop Marseille Hôtel Hermès Rooftop in Marseille

Hôtel Hermès Rooftop

$$$ | 6th floor | Vieux-Port
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Light & colorful
  • Hidden gem

Located between Vieux-Port and the Panier, the charming Hôtel Hermès comes with a lovely rooftop Marseille, offering amazing views of the Notre-Dame de la Garde and the port of Marseille. Modern, light and colorful in design, the terrace is open nightly from April to September, and it is a fantastic spot to mix sun, views and drinks. The rooftop bar serves a full menu, including classic and refreshing cocktails, wine, champagne and beer, along with a couple of tapas to keep the hunger at bay.

Rooftop Marseille Les Réformés Rooftop in Marseille

Les Réformés Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Thiers
  • Highlights
  • Cozy
  • Amazing views
  • Fresh & local

Perched at the top of the new Artplexe Cinema on La Canebiere you find Les Réformés Rooftop, which entered the Marseille rooftop scene late 2021. Blending a retro-inspired and panoramic interior dining room with a breezy and stylish outdoor terrace, here you get some amazing views over Marseille, including close-ups of the St. Vincent de Paul Church. Dedicated to lovers of seasonal products and local producers, Les Réformés is great for everything from sunny lunches, romatic dinners and relaxing after works.

Rooftop bar Marseille R2 in Marseille

R2 | Le Rooftop

$$$ | 2nd floor | Joliette
  • Highlights
  • Large terrace
  • 360° view
  • Live artists & DJs

A summer hot-spot and a giant Marseille rooftop bar, with a capacity for about 1500 people at the same time. Located by the the Terminal 2 of Port De Marseille, on top of Les Terrasses du Port shopping center, the rooftop terrace offers a magical 360° view and true panoramic over the Mediterranean. Open from April to September, the R2 | Le Rooftop attracts artists and famous DJs, appearing in front of a usually party delighted audience. Below you also find MATIASMA, where you can enjoy tapas and cocktails every day and night, in a bit more calm atmosphere.

Rooftop Marseille Bar Le Capian in Marseille

Bar Le Capian

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Panier
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • Fantastic cocktails
  • Amazing views

Bar Le Capian is an elegant and stylish rooftop Marseille, located at the fantastic InterContinental Hotel Dieu. Part speakeasy-style and cozy indoor lounge, part summerish Mediterranean Terrazza, the spacious outdoor is decorated with stylish and comfy lounge seats and offers amazing views over Vieux Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde. The bar is run by award-winning bartender Xavier Gilly, and here you can try one of the over 50 inimitable and fantastic cocktails, along with more than 200 different spirits from around the world.

Rooftop Marseille Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille

Friche la Belle de Mai

$$$ | 4th floor | Belle de Mai
  • Highlights
  • 8000m2 terrace
  • Eventful
  • Relaxing

What used to be the Seita tobacco factory is today a place of creativity and innovation, filled with everything from workspaces to public shared garden and exhibition spaces. And best of all: a 8000m2 Marseille rooftop terrace. Large enough to take a walk, the Friche rooftop offers amazing and panoramic views over the city and the Mediterranean. Really coming to life during the summer evenings, the rooftop host regular events for all ages. From open-air cinema, games and concerts, to weekend DJ sets with a giant dance floor lit by the stars.

Rooftop Marseille Rooftop Massilia Beach in Marseille

Rooftop Massilia Beach

$$$ | 3rd floor | Saint-Giniez
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Vélodrome views
  • Summerlife atmosphere

Found at the top of the Prado Shopping Center, right next to the Orange Vélodrome, Rooftop Massilia Beach is a trendy rooftop bar and restaurant, made for both comfy aperitifs and vibrant nights. Filled with a beach & summerlife atmosphere, and surrounded with breathtaking views of the Vélodrome and the neighborhood rooftops, this is a prime spot to take a break in a shopping session, or to enjoy a quiet aperitif with tapas, cocktails, chill music and friends. The rooftop also offers vibrant weekend nights with live DJs.

Rooftop Marseille Rowing Club Restaurant in Marseille

Rowing Club Restaurant

$$$ | 4th floor | Pharo
  • Highlights
  • Colorful & charming
  • Amazing views
  • Sunday brunch

On top of the Rowing Club Marseille, located by the water close to the Pharo, you find this colorful and charming Marseille rooftop restaurant and bar. Beautiful and garden-like in setting, the rooftop is blessed with some fantastic views over the entrance to the Old Port. Run by chef Christian Ernst, here you can enjoy tasty Mediterranean cuisine, served as dinner, tapas or a Sunday rooftop brunch. With a relaxing atmosphere, this is a great spot for both some sunny afternoon drinks or a romantic dinner.

Rooftop Marseille Les Bords de Mer in Marseille

Les Bords de Mer

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Pharo
  • Highlights
  • Unique
  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop pool

Found close to Palais du Pharo, the unique Les Bords De Mer is a special place to stay, but also home to a great restaurant and rooftop. The restaurant is just above water level, but with a bay window room offering a breathtaking view of the sea. For a more elevated setting, and even more amazing Mediterranean vistas, head up to the sleek Les Bords de Mer rooftop. Up here, bar bites are complemented with classic and signature cocktails, regional craft beers and Fontenille wines.

Rooftop bar Marseille Bar La Caravelle in Marseille

Bar La Caravelle

$$$ | 2nd floor | Vieux-Port
  • Highlights
  • Balcony terrace
  • Fun & vibrant
  • Live concerts

The bar-restaurant La Caravelle is located on the Old Port, and comes with probably the smallest Marseille rooftop terrace, but also one of the most authentic and charming. Surrounded with a decor that has welcomed sailors since the 1920s, the indoor bar is complemented with a balcony terrace, offering breathtaking views over the Old Port and the Notre Dame de la Garde. Here you find a restaurant serving 'homemade Marseille cuisine', and a bar dividing the evening in three stages. From aperitif and wine tasting, through creative cocktails, ending in fun all night long.

Rooftop Marseille Regards Café in Marseille

Regards Café

$$$ | 2nd floor | Vieux-Port
  • Highlights
  • Sea views
  • Elegant & modern
  • Museum rooftop

On the second floor of Musée Regards de Provence you find Regards Café, a panoramic restaurant, tea room and cocktail lounge, offering lovely views over the Mediterranean Sea. Elegant and modern in setting, this rooftop Marseille is part glass terrace with panoramic windows, and part open-air rooftop terrace, decorated with works of art. A great spot to enjoy a sunny lunch during spring and summer, served as local flavors and delicacies. And it is of course the go to spot to grab a drink and take a rest from the beautiful exhibits below.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Marseille

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May - Oct

Residents: 1,6 million

Climate: Medditerrenean climate

Which are the best rooftops in Marseille? The Marseille rooftop scene has seen a boom in recent years, and there are now plenty of venues to enjoy drinks, bites and smashing views over the ocean and city rooftops. The climate here allows for the rooftop bars to stay open pretty much all year round.

Among the rooftop bars that Marseille has to offer, there are a good variety of different types. Super luxury, good food, magical views, party, more relaxed and so on.

Usually the views from the roof terraces extends over the harbor and out to sea, giving a magical view of Marseille and its surroundings. Best time to visit any of the rooftop bars in Marseille is between May and October. When the weather is fairest and the sun is out almost every day.

On the rooftop bars in Marseille you mostly drink cocktails or wine, and also find one of France's best roof terraces down at the harbor. Just click the rooftops in Marseille on this page to get more information, opening hours, etc. of each rooftop.

About Marseille

Marseille is France's second largest city after Paris. It is the third most populous city in the country with a population of about 1.6 million. Marseille is also France's oldest city and largest harbor city, with lots of exports. Mainly to Italy, Spain and North Africa. The climate here is Mediterranean climate, which means mild winters and warm summers. 25% of the city's population originates from North Africa and the city is characterized by influences from there. The port is clearly the pride of Marseille. Primarily the tourists and locals comes here if they want to go out and eat out or entertain themselves.