Quality Hotel Marseille Vieux Port
16, cours Belsunce
Phone: (33) 4 91190485
Fax: (33) 4 91193980
This cinema is the annex of the César. The short films, the cycles, festivals and previews are often programmed. The films which are shown are those who don't have a place in the networks of distribution to the overall public. Sometimes there are only films, which are at the top of the bill and can only take place in their original version. The price of seats are very appealing and emphasis is made towards the consumption of films: EUR5.80 or EUR4.27 each showing or a season ticket with a card valid for 10 seats (this formula is equally valid for the César).
Variétés Cinéma, right at the heart of Marseille is true to its name. There is a great variety in the kind of films screened and also in the crowd that goes to watch the films. If you want a fun weekend with family and friends, then this is the ideal place for you. For an enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand.
Walk in when it's day, and you find La Table de Loulou a quaint little restaurant. Brass pots and pans adorn the white walls, with unassuming framed pictures adding a bit of personality and color. Settle down with a good French wine for a great Provençal meal, and you suspect nothing. Come at night around weekends and see the place transform itself into a cabaret spectacle that's packed with drag queens, velor and song and dance comparable with the Moulin-Rouge, Madame Loulou comes very close to convincing you! Check website for exact timings.
Les Bernardines offers a full selection of excellent plays and dance performances to the public. The theater has a limited capacity to accommodate maximum of 100 people and the shows are usually house full, so make sure you book your ticket well in advance. Visit their website for details on the season and reservations. Parking facilities also available.
Tucked inside an old chapel built by Augustin monks in the 13th century, Le Daki Ling is a venue for performing arts. Events hosted here include theater, dance, circus arts, and marionette shows. The room may also be rented for workshops, conferences, assemblies, rehearsals, and other events. The City Zen Café, an associated bar at the same location, also hosts exhibits and events, particularly related to fine arts.
Théâtre du Gymnase is an Italian-style theatre that seats 695. The theatre celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2004, and has benefited from an extensive renovation process. Inside, the stage has a stately and historic feel. The production season includes classics of French theatre, as well as more modern fare. Look up the website for a schedule of upcoming performances.
This grandiose theatre of music and dance, constructed in the 18th Century in the reign and style of Louis XVI, was transformed into an opera house in the early 1800s. Ravaged by fire in 1919, all that remained was the Neoclassical peristyle and the outer walls. It was rebuilt by architects Castel and Ebrard in 1924 in art-déco style, with a seating capacity of 1830. The building is indeed unique in terms of style and it is a shrine to operatic theatre in France. Performances are regularly staged here by the National Ballet, and one Friday each month you can attend recitals by the National Operatic Society in the foyer. There is a bar and restaurant on the premises, and guided tours are organised by the Tourist Information Office.
La Cité de la Musique specializes in jazz and world music, bringing forth a wonderful league of concerts to the jazz lovers in Marseille. And this is not the end, they also offer exquisite workshops and classes in music for the general public. Call on for further information on the workshops and visit the website for schedule of upcoming concerts.
One of the oldest theaters in Marseille, le Théâtre Mazenod has been renovated and continues to provide a wide selection of plays and concerts for the public. Call for details.
The appeal of the intimate Athanor Theatre lies in its original way of handling the classics. With a limited seating capacity, the relationship with the audience here is up, close and personal. The theater's aim is to present plays that remain faithful to the author's intentions, even if the set-design is contemporary. Senior school pupils and students will benefit from this theater's presentation of authors who appear on their syllabus.
At the Espace Julien all types of music are represented, from rap to reggae, jazz to rock. The auditorium has 1000 seats alongside the 150-capacity cafe. There are concerts throughout the year; call or see the website for a list of acts performing here.
Located next to La Grande Comédie, this little theater has lots of entertainment with exclusive comedy shows for all. These comic events showcase the various comedy scenarios. Local artists put forth a fun-filled show for the visitors. So one can only imagine to leave this place after a good session of being in peels of laughter.