Old Port

Currently Open
  • Address: Quai du Port, Marseille, France
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Waterfront, View Point, Walking Area, Market, Family And Kids, Port

Old Port - Review

To add to the already huge list of horrendous deeds done by the Nazis, is the destruction and blowing up of the original Old Port and most of the historic town here. The ancient Greeks saw the potential of this place in 600 BC and thus Marseille was born, serving as a rich and prosperous trading port for many centuries. It just kept on growing till in the 19th century, when it was turning over 18000 ships annually. Steamships put an end to that though. After the Nazis passed, the place was carefully reconstructed and is today used as a marina and a fish market. It’s mainly a pedestrian neighbourhood now with some spectacular views. Highlights of this place include:

  • A lively fish market in the morning.
  • Watch out for the stainless steel mirrored sun canopy.
  • The Canebiere–Marseille’s main thoroughfare.
  • The Opera House
  • The Coursd'Estienned'Orves, which is a most convenient place to park.
  • La Criee–Marseille’s main theatre.

Old Port Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Old Port by Public Transport

  • Bus no. 60, 82, 82S, 582 to stop-Capitainerie
  • Subway M1 stops at Vieux Port subway station

Restaurants Near Old Port

  • Au Vieux Port-Restaurant Marseille
  • Carmine
  • Le Tribeca

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TripHobo Highlights for Old Port

  • Old Port Address: Quai du Port, Marseille, France
  • Old Port Timing: 24-hrs
  • Old Port Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Old Port(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Old Port: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Old Port

  • 72.76% of people who visit Marseille include Old Port in their plan

  • 37.91% of people start their Old Port visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Old Port

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

85.98% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Port

People normally club together Notre Dame De La Garde and La Panier while planning their visit to Old Port.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Old Port, Marseille Reviews

  • Nice and well-maintained harbour with space for a lot of boats and yachts. Has its own sanitary institutions. Is surrounded by good infrastructure (bus, metro) and provides access to many different restaurants and shops.

  • Vieux Port de Marseille was the most stunning, biggest and unforgettable port that I had seen so far. It was also the most memorable visit about the trip in Marseille. I rated it as my number one top places to visit in the city. The best place to see it is at the platform at Fort Saint Jean.

  • Easy accessible by public transportation, always crowded, restaurants all around, a lot of excursion can be taken there with an affordable price

  • Eye catching place for must visit.

  • Lovely atmosphere with beautiful fish restaurants

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