Earlier the quarter considered to be the most criminal area in Marseilles, but now its a popular place to visit.
Ancient buildings of all kinds of architectural styles: Baroque, Renaissance in combination with Gothic elements. And the narrow, muddled streets wagging from side to side resemble to look like wicker basket. In French basket sounds like a pane - thats why by one of the versions the quarter is named Pannier.
How to do?
1. Start a walk from the Old Port in Marseilles, where the old church, the fort and the modern Museum are perfectly combined.
2. Walk along the oldest street in the city and you will find yourself in Mazo Square.
3. Look at the Old Baroque almshouse which has survived after the Second World War and the French Revolution.
3. Then you can walk to the Museum of Old Marseilles. It is located in the Diamond House.
4. After the walk, go to the fish market and buy some fresh Marseille seafood for dinner.
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
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
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
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