How to Do Marseille Like a French Girl Who Grew Up There
Lauren Nouchi and Amelie Brick have lived in Paris, London, and New York—but their hearts still belong to Marseille, the city in Southern France where they both grew up. Worth noting: The bright colors and glamourous style of the place also majorly influence their faux fur coat line, Apparis, so consider these five spots (as explained by Lauren!) core to their mood board, too.
HÔTEL LE CORBUSIER
“The Cité Radieuse building was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building is residential but also has this hotel, called Le Corbusier, inside. Its rooftop is a place for artist from all over the world to showcase their art. This place has given me a lot of inspiration when it comes to designs and creativity."
HÔTEL DES ROCHES BLANCHES
“Hôtel des Roches Blanches is fairly new to the scene, but it’s already become a hotspot. Located in Cassis, a small town just outside of Marseille, this hotel is the perfect place to disconnect and take in all the inspirations from the South of France. Nothing better than sipping on a glass of rosé and reflecting on our collection and future designs.”
“L’épicerie Idéale is one of my favorite little spots for lunch. It’s in a vibrant area of Marseille, so it’s loud and busy but with a very Mediterranean vibe. The entire menu features local and organic ingredients, reflecting the beauty of the colorful South of France.”
“La Villa is a must when it comes to dining in Marseille. It has a homey feel, and many memories from my childhood are from there. The beautiful terrace makes it feel so special.”
LA BAIE DES SINGES
“La Baie des Singes is a hidden gem. It’s quiet and raw and represents a side of Marseille that I love. So many inspirations come from this place, from the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea to the shades of nudes of the rocks. It’s a breathtaking experience to go take a dip and enjoy a summer day there.”