Navette is a traditional cookie in the shape of a boat, which is baked in the oldest bakery of Marseilles - the Four des Navettes.
Boats-cookies is made in this form as the symbol of shuttles sailed to the shores of Marseilles with Mary Magdalene and other saints on a board.
How to do?
1. Go to the Four des Navettes bakery- the oldest one in the city.
2. Order famous cookies and a cup of fragrant coffee and dump into the historical past of the city.
Where to do?
Four des Navettes bakery
The oldest bakery in Marseilles that is famous for traditional Provence busсits called navett which are baking in the shape of boats.2
Saint Street 136Open hours:
From Monday to Saturday from 07:00 am to 20:00 pm, and on Sundays from 09:00 am to 15:00 pm and from 16:00 am to 19:00 pm.Official website: https://www.fourdesnavettes.com
One cookie costs €3.
Tips and hints
These dry cookies can't become overdue: you can buy them as the souvenirs :-)
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