Ryad Boudebouz's second-half strike consigns 10-man Marseille to their 14th Ligue 1 defeat of the season.
Marseille have ended a disappointing season with a 10th-place finish in Ligue 1 following a 1-0 defeat at Sochaux.
Following an impressive first-half display from the visitors, in which Benoit Cheyrou and Andre-Pierre Gignac both went close to opening the scoring, they fell behind 10 minutes into the second period.
Ryad Boudebouz found space 25 yards from goal and unleashed an unstoppable left-footed strike that flashed past Steve Mandanda into the top corner of the net.
Didier Deschamps' men responded well to falling behind but they failed to find an equaliser as Mathieu Valbuena was denied by a superb save from Teddy Richert.
Stephane Mbia was shown a straight red card five minutes before the final whistle for a reckless tackle on Sebastien Roudet.
The loss was Marseille's 10th league defeat away from the Stade Velodrome and their 14th overall.