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Giving recognition to a faded treasure's past

So much of Marseille was built during the 1660's when King Louis XIV went on a building binge: 2... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
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Not so nice

Not impressed by Canebiere. Lot of mixity of culture and lot of eyes on you when you look like... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
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Sep 28, 2018
“Giving recognition to a faded treasure's past”
Aug 12, 2018
“Not so nice”
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

So much of Marseille was built during the 1660's when King Louis XIV went on a building binge: 2 forts, a town hall, and who knows how much else resulted from his endeavors. This was (and is) an historic street in the Old Quarter of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Not impressed by Canebiere. Lot of mixity of culture and lot of eyes on you when you look like standard guy in short and polo, walking into the street. Nice shopping walking street in an area, but rest is howful. Nothing special to see there

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

La Cannebière is Marseille most famous drag starting from the Vieux Port has often been shown in movies and described in books. Other than the many shops dotting the street, artists are singing or drawing to earn a few euros. There is a weekly organic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

There are many stores on this street and it has wider sidewalks. When we walked up it towards the church there were many people trying to get to work in the opposite direction.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

The Canebiere is the iconic street of Marseille. But it's very uneven, some portions are uninteresting, some buildings are being renovated so no shops for the time being. The interesting parts are what's at either end, or parallel to it.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Arnaud C
Reviewed August 7, 2017

La Canebière is meant to be the equivalent of the Champs-Elysées of Marseille. But it isn't by far. The shops and bars aren't very nice and good looking, plus the street in itself is dirty and not well frequented at nighttime!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed August 24, 2016

La Canebière is the historic high street in the old quarter of Marseille, France. About a kilometre long, it runs from the Old Port of Marseille to the Réformés quarter. It has been called the Champs-Élysées of Marseille. The name 'Canebière' ('Canabiera' in Provençal dialect)...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is one of the loveliest streets in Marseille and possibly France. We stayed in Marseille for five days and loved having a stroll in this nice area. On one side is the old port, and this is a really exciting area to be in....More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Street like street. They say it's champs of Elysium of Marseilles. It does have a beautiful church at one end and old port on the other. Few nice shops. I personally don't think it's something must to see, but you don't need to avoid it...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Vaida G
Reviewed November 26, 2015

As a shopping venue, it's OK, but its real value is that it's an easy route to some more interesting places - the Centre de Bourse on one side and the Marche des Capucins on the other - or, at the time we visited, the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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ChicChantal
UK
Everyone turns up sooner or later (6 Replies)
I've heard it said both of Leicester Square in London and La Canebiere in Marseille that if you sit there long enough, you will see everyone you know. Which is the original? Or is it pinched from somewhere else?
January 28, 2008|
Response fromPhilip W|
I thought that sitting next to Eros in Piccadilly Circus was the way to see everyone you have known. Cycling around Piccadilly Circus is certainly the way to see you whole life flash before your eyes so the two must be connected in some way.
mjpileggi
Maryland
Marseille: Lunch other than bouillabaisse? (6 Replies)
I'll be in Marseille for just one day with friends on a cruise. I know of the two recommended bouillabaisse restaurants, but also know they can be very expensive. Does anyone have suggestions for a place for lunch other than bouillabaisse? I'd like to stick to a bistro type place, maybe for a delicious croque monsieur (best one I had was in Roussillon!!). I'm planning to see the main sights (Notre Dame de la Garde, Abbaye Saint Victor, Vieux Port; shopping along la Canebiere, rue de...More
October 02, 2009|
Response fromLouGarri|
Croque Monsieur is served in any bar-restaurant all over France, so all you have to do is sit down in any one. Being in Marseille I would at least go for some Provencal cooking. I just recommended les Arcenaulx in the topic " Marseille on my own" historic setting, good Provencal food.