The old port in Marseille is like the Eiffel tower in Paris: it's the first place you should go to while visiting this city.
Shops, cafes and bars are placed near the harbor. Take a ride on the ferris wheel at the daytime and visit the Havana cafe or sport-bar at night.
How to do?
1. Walk to the port by feet or take the metro (Vieux-Port Hotel de Ville station).
2. Walk along the seafront.
3. Visit one of the bars or restaurants, located near the sea.
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?
Any time you like, because this port is always beautiful :-)
More things to do in Marseille
Climb to the St. Mary's Lighthouse
A white 21-meter high limestone served as a landmark for seafarers and fishermen looking for a road to their native harbor since 1855.FREE2
Taste the pastis
The most popular alcohol drink in France, which the locals and travelers like to drink as an aperitif in any time of the day. 24
An ancient French legend says that this fish soup goddess Aphrodite prepared to her lover in order to give him strength and energy for the whole day.2
Buy Marseille soap
Traditional French handmade soap was first manufactured in Marseille. It was made only of natural products without the addition of animal fats. 32
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