Here is everything you need to know as you get ready to explore!
La Friche is open every day of the year from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., but the events and activites vary throughout the day, and throughout the year.
GETTING TO LA FRICHE
Address & access
41 rue Jobin · 13003 Marseille
(pedestrians, deliveries and restricted parking)
12 rue François Simon · 13003 Marseille
Access for people with disabilities
All exhibits are accessible to people with disabilities. Other areas of La Friche do not all provide the same accessibility conditions. To ensure the best possible experience during your visit, please contact the ticket and reception desk at 04 95 04 95 95, then press 1.
Bike parking inside la Friche
Bus – stop Belle de Mai la Friche
Line 49 – Réformés Canebière < > Vauban
Line 56 – Belle de Mai La Friche < > Gare Saint Charles (train station)
Service 7/7 : de 6h40 à 19h10
Night bus n°582
To get back to the town centre (leaving from Canebière Bourse every hour from 8.15 pm only wards. Last bus leaves at 0:45)
Lines M1 & M2 to Gare Saint-Charles (train station) or M1 to Cinq Avenues-Longchamp/ then a 15 minutes walk.
Line T2 to Longchamp runs until midnight, then a 10 minute walk.
A GOOD START
The ticket and reception desk is your first stop before accessing the exhibitions in the Tower (“la Tour”) and the Panorama buildings. This is the main information center at La Friche, and it is also where to reserve or purchase tickets for performances. We are here to welcome you seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Sunday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.).
Complimentary maps of La Friche are available. To find out about current performances, exhibitions, and other events, check out the calendar.
HOW ABOUT AN EXHIBITION?
There are six exhibition spaces at La Friche. Most exhibitions focus on contemporary artistic creation, and can be seen year-round, with the expception of assembly and dismantling periods.
• The Machine Room Gallery (“La Salle des Machines”) Open every day from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m > Free and open to the public without reservations or tickets.
• The Tower (“La Tour”, three exhibition spaces) and the Panorama Open Wednesday to Sunday, afternoons only. Wednesday to Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. > Entrance with ticket only; tickets available at the reception desk. Regular admission: €5 Concessions: €3 For visitors aged 26 and under or 65 and over, for unemployed visitors, and for groups of ten or more (upon presentation of appropriate documentation). Free for visitors under the age of 18, students, families with young children, and people with disibilities (upon presentation of appropriate documentation)
• Le Dernier Cri Micropublishing house and screenprinting studio Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. > Free and open to the public without reservations or tickets
COFFEE? LIGHT FARE? DINNER?
Whether you want to grab a quick bite or take time for a sit-down meal, two dining options are open seven days a week.
Les Grandes Tables is a restaurant that’s open every day
This is the place to be if you’d like to sit down for a coffee, for lunch, or for a pre-theater drink!
Café La Salle des Machines
Café La Salle des Machines is the casual, “on-the-go” option for sandwiches, salads, something sweet, or a coffee break! The café is open seven days a week and offers counter service or take-away options.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO AT LA FRICHE?
In addition to art shows and other events, La Friche offers a variety of open-air spaces that are open to the public every day. These include areas for play and athletic activity; green spaces for picnicking, an area for playing pétanque; and benches and lounge chairs for sunbathing, reading, daydreaming… There’s even a barbecue! To get a better idea of what’s here, and to prepare your visit, check out our self-guided tour “Getting to Know La Friche”!
WHAT ABOUT THE ROOFTOP?
Offering an extraordinary view of the city of Marseille, this immense expanse of 8 000 square meters is open to the public on summer evenings for concerts, DJ sets, open-air film screenings, and more. All are welcome to these free events. At other times, rooftop access is limited to exhibitions held in the adjoining Panorama building.
L’accès à certains espaces de la Friche est conditionné à la présentation - PAR QR CODE UNIQUEMENT - d’un test antigénique ou PCR de moins de 72h, d’un parcours vaccinal complet ou d’un certificat de rétablissement du COVID 19, et ce pour tout·e·s les visiteur·euse·s de plus de 18 ans.
Sont concernés les espaces d’expositions dans la Tour-Panorama, l’accès à toutes les salles de spectacle ainsi qu'au restaurant.
Nos équipes mettent tout en œuvre afin que cet accueil reste fluide et le moins pesant possible, nous vous remercions d’avance de respecter cette consigne et de vous munir d’un QR code valable qui sera scanné lors de votre visite dans l’un de ces espaces.
Le reste de la Friche reste ouverte en accès libre.