A chic foodie cruise off Marseille


ProvenceNature and Outdoor ActivitiesFood and WineCoastal

Marseille en version yachting chic et gourmand
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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 29 March 2024, updated on 2 May 2024

From the Calanques to the Côte Bleue, and the island of Frioul to Corniche Kennedy, Marseille can be equally well explored from the water. How about picnicking on a boat on the Mediterranean with the Phocaean city in the background? It’s a magical experience.

On prend place dans un Fjord 36,

Marseille, Provence
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We take our seats in Fjord 36 at Marseille’s Quai d’Honneur, located at the foot of the InterContinental Marseille–Hôtel Dieu. This historic establishment is perched on Panier hill, the oldest district of the city.

C'est parti,


We’re setting off for a few hours of pure pleasure to explore some of the Med’s most beautiful shores. It’s all about sunshine, sea breeze and food... the quintessential components of life in Marseille.

The gourmet picnic

Marseille, Provence
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On the deck of the boat, in the magnificent setting of the Calanques, we enjoy the spoils of a hamper prepared by Lionel Levy, Michelin-starred chef at the InterContinental Marseille–Hôtel Dieu, one of the city’s leading chefs of Mediterranean cuisine.

An explosion of flavours

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Lionel Levy trained with world-renowned chefs including Eric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse. A Marseillais born and bred, he’s a true advocate of using produce from the local terroir to create exciting flavour combinations.

Déjà l'heure du retour,


And before we know it it’s time to return, after a half-day break on the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. We soaked up the views and we feasted... it’s a truly beautiful life in Marseille!

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