Old Port, Marseille

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Old Port, Marseille - Address

Address: Quai du Port, Marseille

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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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  • If you are cruising the western Mediterranean, the old port of Marseille should be #1 in your list. NCL provides shuttle from the ship to the city and it is a few feet away from the bus stop. The Old Port (French : Vieux-Port) is best appreciated from the hill where a quaint Catholic church is situated and the view won't disappoint.

  • Near to railway station, beautiful place, full of restaurants

  • Walking distance straight from Railways station ! An amazing place to walk and admire the landscape !

  • windy weather with nice scrency of marseille

  • Fantastic place! The old mixes with the new!

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