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Don't listen to what people have to say about Marseille. They'll say it's grimy and dangerous - but let's be honest, most major cities in the world have these kinds of neighborhoods. The Old Port area in Marseille was beautiful, relatively clean, peaceful and a delight for the senses. We even rode the ferris wheel which was a fun distraction. You can walk all the way to the MUCEM museum, the fort, and a beautiful view of the ocean. I would recommend a visit to this area if you're visiting Marseille, hands down.

Thank Myles D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Romantic area, to strolling around with the partner and family.
Many sellers of typical tour around the port.

Thank ClassyPirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the first place tourists visit when they first arrive in Marseille. Besides its historical significance and the contributions the port made to the economic progress of Marseille, it is recommended that you take in both the daytime and nighttime views. They are significantly different in characteristics

Thank Dangoh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 days in Marseille and they in a lot of ways were filled with this place.
Either it’s taking boats to islands, or eating out close to water, or visiting one of the forts, we were able to enjoy this magic place and amazing views to and from it.
When strolling through this place you can even feel the history and past dramas behind it.

Thank BorisBru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the heart of old town and always bustling. Good for walking with Vieux Port metro right on port. restaurants here are expensive so would recommend moving off to one of the other streets.

Thank nuyu2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

La Vieux Port exceeded our expectations. We did a cruise that ended in Marseille and booked a couple nights at an AirBnB before heading to Provence. We were a bit nervous as we had heard from several French people that they avoid Marseille. There is so much history there though and the harbour looked so inviting. We were pleased we went. We spent one day focussed on the Calanques de Marseille taking a boat tour from the harbour in Marseille. The next day we did a hop-on-hop off bus, called Colorbus. It was a great way to see all the key sites. We did a full Colorbus tour and then decided which particular stops we would then take. We also took in several restaurants, none of which I would recommend though as our food experiences in Marseille weren't great. However, the scenery of the harbour more than made up for the mediocre meals in La Vieux Port area. We were there on a market day and it was delightful to wander the market and the port area. As an aside, our meals in the smaller towns of Provence were spectacular.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Port is an absolute must visit when in Marseille. It appears to have been recently developed with large, open plazas that have the odd street performers and, of course, gigantic Ferris wheel that can give you great views across the city. There are a large number of small boats and yachts moored there. You can even take boats trips along the coast from here or the Land Train up to Notre Dame.

The left side as you face the port has an Anglo-feel with Irish bars. In the street behind these are some nice restuarants.
However, the right hand side has lots of restuarant and cafe choices to suit all pallets. Note: be warned that many places stop serving lunch at 3pm until much later on.

Thank GC1515
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near the old port is a huge cathedral, but it was closed for total renovation. Then there is the old fort at the harbour mouth. The harbour is filled with pleasure boats with many restaurants along the harbour. at the city end, they were installing a giant wheel next to a mirrored bottom cover. Looking out to sea about half way down on the left is a small mailbox on a wall of a building (pub). Further down is a museum on soap making and a shop. However, we later found shops on the right side selling the same soap. From the harbour is a shopping area.
On the right side looking out to sea, are the tourist trains going about town.

Thank JimTVictoria_Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of dining choices in all price ranges and several international cuisines. Cafes, bars, and restaurants line the streets.

Thank Bob_and_friends-2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Grand Hotel Beauvau on Vieux Port. Absolutely a great place to watch the people. The fisherman/women come in every morning 365 days a year since 1901 to sell their sea food. Just a beautiful port and I can see why artists love the picturesque view to paint.

Thank LeannW0323
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