The Marseille fish market with the freshest seafood opens right on the Old Port's square daily at the morning.
Oysters and sea snails, squids and octopuses, tuna and even sharks — the freshest seafood is sold here from the fishing boats.
How to do?
1. Come to the port at the morning and you will see the fish market on the square.
2. Find the oysters sellers.
3. The seller will help you to open your oysters.
Where to do?
The Old Port
The first french port, the Old Port, called Vieux-Port, was built in 600 B.C. And plenty of yachts and fishmen boats are moored here nowadays.6
When to do?
The market opens after 08:00 am.
Oysters cost over €10.
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