La Canebiere

La Canebiere, Marseille: Address, La Canebiere Reviews: 2.5/5

La Canebiere
2.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Read more

Top ways to experience La Canebiere and nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

2.5
389 reviews
Excellent
29
Very good
66
Average
116
Poor
82
Terrible
96

Francois_Aix
Aix-en-Provence, France13 contributions
May 2012
This was supposed to be THE symbol of the city. it has turned into a busy , uninteresting place, specially since they built the new tramway system.
Written May 1, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

46749
Fayetteville, AR611 contributions
Sep 2014
This a famous street that has been around for centuries in Marseille. It has been the hub of activity for hundreds of years. The closer you are to the Vieux Port the nicer it is. The closer to the Arab market the more varied it becomes, but it still has unique shops and opportunities. Keep an open mind and enjoy the experience. You will find things here that you won't find in other parts of the city of Marseille. A visit to Marseille is not complete without a visit to this area.
Written August 18, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jannerbloke
Devon, UK12,004 contributions
Oct 2012 • Family
Having seen some photographs it was obviously just an oldish wide street leading down hill towards the sea with a small handful of locally significant buildings, notably the bourse. Some guides and some of the local tourist blurbs built it up as something akin to the Ramblas in Barcelona but it was evidently never going to be remotely like that. It is a heavy traffic street, part used by the efficient new tram system and has a lot of cheap food and other shops but where other main drags tend to be heaving with smart and bustling tourists, have some high end or temporarily fashionable shops and have an element of see and be seen, none of that here. Most of the pedestrians are obviously local, the traffic is everyday city stuff and the general ambience is just of any other everyday arterial connection with shops and cafes. Our hotel was just off the bottom end by the Vieux Port so the Canebiere was just an unremarkable nearby street.
Written October 15, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia39,626 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a well known street and it is full of history. A number of historically important incidents have taken place along this road over time. It is a wide street lined with many cafes, restaurants and other shops selling a range of goods. It is a lovely street on which to take a walk and just have a relaxing time. It's also a street where many people or groups of people gather for public meetings and other activities.
Written July 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

R_TheReader
Rio de Janeiro, RJ489 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
La Canebière leads from the Réformés church up to the Vieux Port, the main tourist attraction in Marseille. It is a busy street, and by walking through it you visit many different facets of the city. Close to the Vieux Port, La Canebière offers an open, tree-lined view with large buildings. As you move forward, things start to change: the shops change to small, local businesses, with bookshops and elegant délicatessen mixing with low-cost magazins where you can find cheap stuff (if you skip on quality as a requirement). This can be scary if you are looking for a Champs-Elysées, but then this is a different kind of street: here you will find people from different walks of life.

It is a living street.

One thing I specially like about it: at the Place Gambetta you will find two statues of giraffes. They have holes where people put books that anyone can take away (and, of course, may or not return). It is a popular spot, and everytime I looked there were people browsing or leaving books there.
Written July 8, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen C
Glasgow, UK10 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
I have fallen in love with Marseille. La Canebiere is 'main street' Marseille. Once elegant but now more 'used'. Marseille has gems hidden around every corner, in every nook and cranie. This is not a place for tourists looking for a pristine, serene experience. Nice or Aix would perhaps be a better fit. But if you like Berlin, Derry, New York - places with an edge then Marseille is for you. My only negative is that I would like more mid-range or higher income outdoor eateries. There are lots of cheap eats but some are cheap and nasty rather than cheap and cheerful. Adopt me Marseille :)
Written July 8, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dr Wael G
Cairo, Egypt127 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
It is the main and the most famous street of Marseille , it is the main destination of many tourists , this long street begins from the old port (Vieux Port) and going up to the church of Réformés , It is full of important institutions and boutique and cafes

In the side of this street near to the Vieux port , you will find the Stock Market (La Bourse) and the commercial chamber of Marseille , then you will find the Fashion Musuem( Musee de la mode)

In the christmas you will find an exhibition of the Santons (little statues of Marseille)

this is very near to the Vieux Port which is considered the main attraction in Marseille and is very near to Rue Republique one of the streets containing very nice clothes stores

I liked this street so much
Written September 23, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

khunkeoni
Hyeres77 contributions
Sep 2012
Nowjust aanother crowded, dirty, chaotic avenue of Marseille, where we used togo eat somenicefresh seafoodin several littlerestaurantswhich have now beeb mostly replacedwith arabickebab places, aian fastfoods andsuch. Asfor the remaining sea food restaurants, their priceshave tocketedsky high. No real sens going sur la Canebiere,unless you haven to!
Written September 30, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom_ISR
Tel Aviv District, Israel42 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
excellent street/area to do all the shopping you need. From this street you can walk into the colorful market or the shopping centre. The tourist info cntre is located there.
Written February 1, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

likemonkeys
Septemes-les-Vallons, France53 contributions
Dec 2012 • Friends
I am impressed to see that many bad opinions on that street. Lots of things are to improve on that street but I think it is very interesting. First all around you can observe magnificient landscape: the Old Port down, and the Réformés up. On the sides you have Noailles, multicultural district apparenting itself to a souk, and the train station. The street offers several nice views. I like to walk there and observe the good and the bad of this city (and of our times), the homeless, discount shops, tourism shops, bars, the caroussel, the stock exchange... The architecture is also very interesting, with a mixture between old and recent buildings. However I can understand that one has to think about these elements before being able to enjoy this street.
Written August 6, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 27
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about La Canebiere

We recommend booking La Canebiere tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 8 La Canebiere tours on Tripadvisor

According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience La Canebiere: See all La Canebiere experiences on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near La Canebiere: View all restaurants near La Canebiere on Tripadvisor