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All reviews vieux port tourist y wide range of restaurants street musicians fish market selling fresh bars and restaurants ideal place mini train watch the world nearby islands both sides old harbour walk around sunny day cruise ship boats
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

The fish market is a wow as is the market on the side of the large basilica. Costs nothing to look and why not stroll around the fort while you are at it. Take the ferry across the harbour for grand views and photo opportunities.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed October 12, 2018

During our stay we spent quite a lot of time around Le Vieux Port, that included eating, drinking, walking, shopping and catching the bus. Great Place, great atmosphere! However be aware that pick pockets are rife around the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank livingthedreem
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Marseille’s Vieux Port- Old Port has a lot going on ~ places to eat, people watching and the many boats. Fun place

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A walk around the port takes in spectacular views of the boats in harbor, as well as an open air fish market, and is bordered by dozens of good restaurants. On one visit there was also a live act playing music and entertaining the crowd....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Barrie F
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This huge port is amazing. Wonderful views and lots going on. A great vibe with so much to do day and night.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leverance
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We departed our cruise at Marseille to spend one week in Provence. We had heard mixed reviews of Marseille. It seems that most French avoid it as a travel destination. We decided to stay here for two of our seven days. And as visitors to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 911pietas
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Le Vieux Port is the launching point for Old Town explorations, tourist-y stops, and a variety of dining venues. The large marina is lined with boats and excursions to nearby islands can be found here. It's not too far a walk to the beautiful fountains...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I've been here several times, both by car and ship. It's pretty gritty and industrial. I would recommend staying away if possible.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is the bustling heart of the city, touristy with some good restaurants, some ripoff dives to be avoided. There are useful corner shops for water and wine.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BGPLondon
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is the place to visit in Marseille when looking for somewhere to eat, or just sit outside a café and watch the world go by. Wonderful views from any angle.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Yvette B | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely! I agree with previous answer that you should take a taxi TO the area but once you are there 2-3 hrs is fine. Some shops but mostly restaurants and boats...lots of boats!