Driving through the bustling city of Marseille and along the coast line by the old port, you will find perched high on a cliff top of the Corniche Kennedy, the seafood restaurant known as Peron. An institution in its own right since 1880, Peron has that classic, romantic French Riveria movie star feel about it. It’s the kind of old school establishment that offers a panama hat and a tasty amuse bouche to go with your kir royal as you browse your lunch time menu.
Fresh from the sea, waiters bring the catch of the day to meet the approval of clientele, waiters pour a rich golden bouillabaisse syrup over fillets of fresh fish to serve up its speciality dish. Plates of calamari, filets of sardines are quickly brought on deck and to the tables and washed down with a fresh white Burgundy. Millefeuille caramel, meringues with sorbets served with espressos in glass cups that reflect the glistening azure blue views.
Décor and ambience reflect the vibrant colours and aesthetic of Marseille. With dramatic cobalt blue views of the mediterranean and a panoramic terrace, clientele admire the view and linger long.
After an espresso, a walk around the old port and along the coast to watch the sunset on the glistening waters of Marseille. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend popping along to Peron.
Peron, 56 Promenade de la Corniche John Kennedy, 13007 Marseille. You may also fancy lunch at Club 55