Bargemon place is located between the Vieux-Port and the historic quarter of Le Panier, along with Marseille heritage buildings like the city hall, the Maison Diamantée or the Hôtel Dieu. The place offers a gorgeous panorama of the Vieux-Port and further, Notre Dame de la Garde basilica.
Also called Espace Villeneuve-Bargemon, the place Bargemon is very new. It was created in 2006 for the city’s services and offices and imagined by the architect Franck Hammoutène.
There is a public space outside with more than 20 000 m² of gardens and esplanades, and below the place, all the city’s offices equipment (Council room and offices, town hall meeting room). It’s a kind of underground extension of Marseille Hôtel de Ville (town hall).
You won’t see a single car on Place Bargemon, but trees and benches – another pleasant spot to wander around or admire a view of Marseille (here on the Vieux-Port and the Bonne Mère). The place also regularly hosts cultural events.
Tips & anecdotes
There are centennial plane and olive trees on the place. If you count them, you will notice they are exactly 26! It symbolises the 26 centuries age of our city. The place very often becomes a shooting area. Indeed our local TV show, “Plus belle la vie”, mainly takes place in this area.
A stone’s throw from the Place Bargemon is a delicious Italian restaurant called la Trattoria Marco, number 2 on rue Guirlande. With fresh antipasti, pasta and more, it’s definitely a place to stop if you’re looking for a restaurant in a quiet atmosphere.
Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille
HOW TO GET TO THE PLACE BARGEMON ?
- Station Hôtel de Ville
- Station Grand Rue
- Station Vieux-Port (line 1)
- Station Sadi Carnot