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When it comes to gay encounters, lively bars, electrifying parties and welcoming spaces for the homosexual community, Marseille proves to be an exceptional playground.
I'm Vanessa, your guide to the world of dating and seduction in the vibrant LGBT scene of this Mediterranean city. Follow me to discover the best spots where love, friendship and partying meet without barriers.

EstablishmentTypeShort presentationAddressNeighborhood
Le Trash BarBarCruising bar with themed evenings, smoking room and backroom28 Rue du Berceau, 13005 MarseilleNear Center
Le PulseBarVibrant new bar with terrace, house and techno94 Cours Julien, 13006 MarseilleCours Julien
The New Cancan (temporarily closed)NightclubAn institution of the gay night since 1991 with theme nights and concerts3 Rue Sénac de Meilhan, 13001 MarseilleDowntown
Le Sauna CargoSaunaRelaxation oasis on 4 levels, with spa, pool and hammam7 Rue Moustier, 13001 MarseilleDowntown
The Three KingsRestaurantTasty encounters in a warm, relaxed atmosphere24 Rue des Trois Rois, 13006 MarseilleCours Julien
Chez Marie Venetian BistroRestaurantItalian with authentic dishes and musical evenings29 Cours Julien, 13006 MarseilleCours Julien
To the DeanRestaurantFish specialities with terrace176 Quai du Port, 13002 MarseilleOld Port
L'Endroit (closed)BarA not-to-be-missed gay bar near the old port, with terrace and themed evenings.8 Rue Bailli de Suffren, 13001 MarseilleOld Port
Play Bar (closed)BarDJ and regular events, happy hour, near the Old Port train station133 rue de BreteuilNear Vieux Port
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Marseille's best gay bars and clubs

Trash Bar, the ideal venue for daring parties


The Trash Bar is the place to be for guys in search of nocturnal adventures in an atypical, liberated setting. Located slightly away from the center, this cruising bar offers a discreet entrance to a world where themed evenings, such as open&nacked parties, and DJ sets energize the atmosphere.
The venue features a smoking room and a backroom upstairs, inviting the exploration of more intimate and daring encounters.

At Trash Bar, every evening is a promise of new and varied experiences.
The diversity of the events organized ensures a constantly renewed atmosphere, where affordable prices allow everyone to enjoy the night to the full. Whether you're a regular cruiser or simply curious to discover this world, Trash Bar welcomes everyone with a promise of adventure and discovery in a respectful and convivial atmosphere.

NameLe Trash Bar
Address28 Rue du Berceau, 13005 Marseille
Phone number04 91 25 52 16
Opening hours and daysThursday Closed Friday 21:30-02:00 Saturday 21:30-03:00 Sunday 15:00-00:00 Monday 20:30-02 :00 Tuesday Closed Wednesday 20:30-02:00
Website (or social networking page)Facebook page (Not specified)
Notice (with notice source)3.8/5 (132 reviews)
Details of "Le Trash Bar" in Marseille

Pulse, a vibrant newcomer to the gay district

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Le Pulse stands out as a recent jewel in Marseille's gay nightlife scene. Nestled in the heart of the dynamic Cours Julien, this gay bar has become a privileged meeting point for those who vibrate to the sound of house and techno.
With a terrace for lounging on balmy evenings and a range of exquisite cocktails, Le Pulse embodies the spirit of conviviality and openness that characterizes Marseille.

The atmosphere is both electric and warm, inviting regulars and newcomers alike to mingle and share moments of joy.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, you can enjoy this exceptional venue almost all week long, with every evening a promise of musical and human discoveries. Pulse is undoubtedly the spot where frenzied rhythms and enriching encounters intermingle to offer unforgettable Marseilles nights.

NameLe Pulse
Address94 Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille
Phone number04 96 12 08 47
Opening hours and daysOpen Tuesday to Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Website (or social networking page)Facebook page
Notice (with notice source)4.4/5, 253 reviews
Details of "Le Pulse" in Marseille

The New Cancan, Marseille's gay night legend

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The New Cancan isn't just a gay nightclub; it's been a fixture on Marseille's nightlife scene since 1991. Located at the top of the Canebière, this iconic nightclub is the scene of wild theme nights, live concerts and a festive atmosphere like no other.
New Cancan's reputation as the beating heart of Marseille's gay nightlife is well established, attracting a diverse and enthusiastic crowd ready to dance into the wee hours.

Nights spent at New Cancan are synonymous with freedom of expression, diversity and inclusivity, where music, dance and joie de vivre blend to create unforgettable memories. Whether you're a regular on the gay scene or simply looking for an exceptional evening out, the New Cancan promises a vibrant and warm experience, where every visit is a new adventure.

NameThe New Cancan (temporarily closed)
Address3 Rue Sénac de Meilhan, 13001 Marseille
Phone number04 91 48 59 76
Opening hours and daysTemporarily closed
Website (or social networking page)Facebook
Notice (with notice source)3.9/5 (source not specified)
Details of "The New Cancan" in Marseille

Marseille's best gay sauna 

The Sauna Cargo, an oasis of relaxation and encounters

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In the heart of Marseille, Sauna Cargo stands as a beacon of pleasure and relaxation for the gay community. Spread over four luxurious levels, this all-male sauna offers a full range of facilities for well-being and entertainment, including a spa, a vast swimming pool, a traditional sauna, an enveloping hammam, communal and private showers, a friendly bar, a smoking area, and playful amenities designed to stimulate encounters and exchange.

What makes Sauna Cargo special is its commitment to creating an atmosphere in which everyone can feel free to live out their desires and explore new connections in a safe, welcoming environment.
The Friday and Saturday evening events invite extended moments of intimacy, making this venue a rallying point for those seeking to escape the daily grind and plunge into a world of relaxation and sensual discovery.

NameLe Sauna Cargo
Address7 Rue Moustier, 13001 Marseille
Phone number04 91 33 45 62
Opening hours and daysOpen Monday to Sunday, 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Website (or social networking page)website 
Notice (with notice source)3.8/5 (140 reviews)
Details of "Le Sauna Cargo" in Marseille

Marseille's best gay-friendly restaurants

Les Trois Rois - Restaurant Cours Julien, a gustatory encounter


Les Trois Rois, nestled in the bustling Cours Julien, is more than a restaurant: it's a gustatory encounter in the heart of Marseille. Les Trois Rois offers a unique culinary experience in a welcoming setting, where the gay community and friends of all orientations come together to enjoy delicious dishes in a relaxed and warm atmosphere.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Les Trois Rois invites you to evenings where gastronomy blends with the art of socializing. Every dish is a discovery, every meal an opportunity to forge new ties, making this restaurant a must for those seeking to combine the pleasures of the table with new friendships.

NameThe Three Kings
Address24 Rue des Trois Rois, 13006 Marseille
Phone number04 91 53 44 84
Opening hours and daysOpen Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)4.4/5, 155 reviews
Details of "Les Trois Rois" in Marseille

Chez Marie Venetian Bistro, an Italian evening in the heart of Marseille

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Bistro Vénitien Chez Marie offers an Italian getaway in the heart of Marseille.
This Italian restaurant, with its cozy red frame and velvet seating, offers a rich and authentic culinary experience. Musical evenings with DJs add a festive touch, while the available terrace lets you enjoy the mild Marseilles evenings.

It's the ideal place for a romantic dinner, a night out with friends, or simply to enjoy exquisite Italian dishes in a unique atmosphere.
Le Bistro Vénitien embodies the Mediterranean art of living, where good food and good company come together for unforgettable evenings.

NameChez Marie Venetian Bistro
Address29 Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille
Phone number04 91 47 34 34
Opening hours and daysOpen Tuesday to Saturday, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)4.5/5, 520 reviews
Details of "Le Bistro Vénitien Chez Marie" in Marseille

Au Doyen, a rendezvous with the sea

to the Dean

Au Doyen is where seafood cuisine meets the art of Marseille conviviality.
Located on the Quai du Port, this restaurant offers fresh fish specialties in a setting that celebrates Marseille's maritime heritage.
The terrace offers a breathtaking view of the port, making every meal a special moment.

It's the perfect place for those seeking to combine the pleasures of the table with an exceptional view, in a spirit of sharing and discovery.
At Le Doyen, every bite is a gustatory voyage, every encounter a window onto the richness of Marseilles life.

NameTo the Dean
Address176 Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille
Phone number04 91 91 53 38
Opening hours and daysOpen Monday to Sunday, 09:00 to 16:00
Website (or social networking page)Facebook Page
Notice (with notice source)4.5/5, 860 reviews
Details of "Au Doyen" in Marseille

L'Endroit (closed) 

L'Endroit has established itself as a fixture on Marseille's gay scene.
Located just a stone's throw from the old port, this bar is the perfect place for those looking to combine conviviality and festivities. With its inviting terrace on sunny days and a variety of themed evenings, from karaoke to cocktail parties, L'Endroit creates an atmosphere in which it's easy to meet new people in a warm and inclusive setting.

Imagine enjoying a cocktail on the terrace, lulled by lively music, while watching the comings and goings of regulars and newcomers, each with a story to share. The welcome is always warm, the prices affordable, and the atmosphere, electrified by good music, promises memorable evenings. It's the place to be if you're looking to make new connections, whether for love or friendship, or simply to share a good time.

Address8 Rue Bailli de Suffren, 13001 Marseille
Phone number04 91 33 97 25
Opening hours and daysclosed
Website (or social networking page)closed
Notice (with notice source)4.7/5 (source not specified)
Details of "L'Endroit" in Marseille

Play Bar (closed)

At Play Bar, just a stone's throw from the Vieux-Port train station, music and socializing combine to create the perfect setting for gay nights out in Marseille.
This bar, with its regular DJ sets and events that punctuate the nights, is a convivial and relaxing space where the LGBTQ+ community comes together to share unique moments.

Its proximity to the city center makes it easy to get to, while the festive atmosphere is ensured by the talents of guest DJs. The happy hour, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, is the perfect opportunity to enjoy cocktails with friends or make new acquaintances, in a setting that's both hip and welcoming. Play Bar is the place to be for an evening of fun and music.

NamePlay Bar
Address133 rue de Breteuil
Phone numberclosed
Opening hours and daysclosed
Website (or social networking page)closed
Notice (with notice source)4/5 (1 review)
Details of the "Play Bar" in Marseille

Marseille's must-visit gay neighborhoods

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Marseille, with its unique blend of Mediterranean culture, rich history and modern dynamism, offers a multitude of neighborhoods where the gay community finds its most vibrant expression. Here are five not-to-be-missed neighborhoods where gay encounters take center stage, each with its own character and favorite spots.

1. The Old Port

Marseille's beating heart, the Vieux-Port, is a classic meeting place for all. With its bars, restaurants and breathtaking sea views, this historic district attracts a diverse crowd, including many gays looking for conviviality and new acquaintances. The terraces are perfect for observing the incessant ballet of passers-by and engaging in conversation with locals and visitors alike.

2. Cours Julien

The Cours Julien and surrounding area, known as Marseille's bohemian and artistic district, is brimming with LGBTQ+ friendly cafés, bars and cultural spaces.
This neighborhood is ideal for those looking to meet gay people in a relaxed setting, surrounded by street art, independent bookstores and flea markets.
Nightlife here is particularly lively, offering plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

3. La Plaine

Just off the Cours Julien, La Plaine is a vibrant neighborhood that welcomes a different kind of youth and frequent gay parties. The bars and clubs of La Plaine are the scene of wild nights of music, dance and socializing. It's an ideal spot for those looking to experience Marseille's gay nightlife in all its diversity.

4. Le Panier

Le Panier, with its narrow streets and colorful facades, is Marseille's oldest district and a veritable labyrinth of discoveries.
Although quieter in terms of nightlife, it's popular for its authentic charm and small craft stores.
It's a romantic, intimate setting for gay lovers, ideal for rendezvous or hand-in-hand strolls.

5. La Joliette

This fast-changing district, with its renovated docks and modern buildings, attracts a young, dynamic population, including the gay community.
La Joliette is perfect for those looking to combine culture and socializing, with its museums, exhibition spaces and trendy bars. It's the new face of Marseille, where tradition and modernity meet.

The Essence of Gay-Friendly Marseille

Marseille is made up of neighborhoods, each offering a unique atmosphere and endless possibilities for encounters within the gay community.
Whether it's the historic charm of the Vieux-Port, the artistic effervescence of the Cours Julien, the festive energy of La Plaine, the romanticism of the Panier, or the modernity of La Joliette, the city of Marseille invites you to explore and discover.
Marseille, with its diversity and openness, is undoubtedly a privileged playground for those seeking to meet, share and live their identity to the full.

Vanessa Charles

A (very) close friend of Cupid and a true lover of relationships of all kinds, I am the main editor of Give Me Date. I answer your questions about couples, sexuality and dating and I test dating sites to give you a subjective opinion on how to find love or meet new people.

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