The Panier

The Panier, Marseille: Address, The Panier Reviews: 4.5/5

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Molly W
17 contributions
Solo
This is a beautiful neighborhood with lots of street art, cute cafes and restaurants, art galleries everywhere, brightly colored homes, and lots of plants. Highly recommend for a walk or for lunch. Very beautiful for pictures.
Written July 3, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,338 contributions
Le Panier, or The Basket, is a lovely part of Marseille. We walked around the streets and just enjoyed our time there. The history of this Quarter is actually quite old. It goes back a very long time. In fact it is Marseille's oldest quarter and dates from the time when the city was founded by ancient Greek settlers who had left Greece in search of a new home, over two and a half thousand years ago. This was around 600 BC and the city was called Massalia. The area is very steep and hilly and this gives it its name. This part, as well as other areas of the city was destroyed during World War II, but it was rebuilt and it has maintained its quaint character. It has several interesting sights, including art shops, cafes, terraced houses and the like, but one of the most interesting is the architecturally beautiful La Vieille Charité, which is devoted to charity work.
Written June 28, 2020
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Bekah
Virginia11 contributions
Couples
We found this area of Marseille by accident and so glad we did. It’s a nice little stroll full of interesting and colorful street art and local artist’s shops. You can even get a fish pedicure if you want!
Written October 26, 2021
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David G
London, UK19 contributions
We did this trip as there was not much else to do, but it really wasn’t worth it. Beyond the exterior of the cathedral that lies against the entrance to the port, the rest of the area was run down and uninteresting. The Petit Train stopped to let people off if they wanted to spend time, but after 5 minutes where no one had gotten off the train, he simply returned back to Vieux Port.
Written August 7, 2022
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Whiskydram
Edinburgh, UK182 contributions
Not a lot going on here in early March, we were told it doesn't really get going till April. A bit disappointing and not a lot to see. A few small shops if you want to buy soap or artisitic tat.
Written March 9, 2020
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Felicia D
Murfreesboro, TN2,112 contributions
What fun just to walk around, meander in the shops, have a drink in an outdoor restaurant!

The shops are a bit too expensive, but I certainly saw some unusual items.

This neighborhood is just what I wanted. Side streets, very Mediterranean atmosphere.

Written July 20, 2020
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Tanya C
Surrey, UK520 contributions
We had a very enjoyable lunch & walk through this area one afternoon. Lots of little colourful streets, with street art, cafes and shops. A main square with open restaurants too. We made a few purchases in the local shops of souvenirs which were cheaper then in the main port area. Recommend this area for a stroll around & something to eat. It’s easy to access too.
Written January 2, 2020
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Antony P
Stockholm, Sweden485 contributions
i wait so much for this area and i walk all around for 2,5 hours. Even is hard to walk to this street with stones down and because is not straight the road, i was try to see anything. Some photos from the small roads, some balconies and nothing more. Some corners have strange people and perhaps early the morning or late the night it is dangerous
Written September 22, 2020
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jura z
Barcelona, Spain71 contributions
I was told that this neighborhood is not to be missed, and they were right. It's very different from central Marseille, around Canabiere and the outlying neighborhoods. It's built on a hill, so be prepared for a lot of stairs and steep streets. There are graffiti everywhere you look, some very creative and others, not so much. Many of the narrow streets are lined with plants and flowers and bars and restaurants abound. However, I was saving myself for Vanille Noir, an ice-cream shop at 13 rue Caisserie, at the bottom of the hill. Their specialty is black vanilla ice-cream, which makes sense if you consider the color of vanilla beans. They have an array of other tempting flavors. Apart from the ups and downs of the streets, the only other drawback for me was that the neighborhood smelled of cats.
Written August 20, 2021
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MichiganMelissa04
Plymouth, MI629 contributions
Friends
Cool neighborhood to walk around. I don’t understand the bras hanging like banners but I’m cool with it. We enjoyed stopping in a brasserie for lunch in the area. Also saw some amazing graffiti.
Written August 13, 2022
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