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“Lovely!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Port

Old Port
34 Quai du Port, Marseille, France (Hôtel de Ville)
33 04 91 13 89 00
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Ranked #13 of 93 Attractions in Marseille
Type: Neighborhoods, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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Owner description: Marseille's old port, once a great commercial center for boats arriving from Africa, has recently experienced a dramatic revitalization as a destination for cruise ships.
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“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We really enjoyed walking along the old port, stopping for drinks at outdoor cafes, and shopping the many small shops along the quay. Most of all, we enjoyed the amazing historical sites along the route, from Greek and Roman ruins, to more modern monuments.

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“Culture and life alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Large harbor and marina with many sailboats. Performance artists, people selling fresh fish, numerous restaurants and shops. Lively spot. We took a shuttle form the port and found this a great place to wander and get a pot of mussels. You can pick up a hop on or petit train tour here. Enjoy!

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“Spend An Afternoon Lunch Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

In the morning at the base of the port there are fishermen selling their hauls here to local people and restaurants. The scene can make for some nice pictures but its not the raucousness of the San Fran or Seattle markets.

The port is lined with restaurants and souvenir shops. They are not the best places to eat in Marseilles but they do provide nice views of the boats, forts, and churches.

Buskers will sometimes come through while you are eating to provide some entertainment.

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“Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Memories of a visit in the mid fifties, childhood, when this port was still a fishermen small port, a symbol of what should be a Mediterranean city.

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“nice to walk around and eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

famous port. nice to walk around. Took pictures under the huge mirror ceiling, amusing sight.Had a good sea food dinner in nearby restaurant.

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