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Old Port

34 quai du Port, Marseille, France
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Marseille's old port, once a great commercial center for boats arriving from Africa, has recently experienced a dramatic revitalization as a destination for cruise ships.
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34 quai du Port, Marseille, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old port looks good but you have to be really careful. I was taking pictures and saw people staring at my phone and some others at my purse and they are always on the phone like they are telling their friends on the other...More

Thank audreym477
Reviewed yesterday

it is full of yachts and tourist.... could sit by the café there and see the people come and go... it accessible by the Metro 2 stop from the main train station. shopping are just near by with Lafayett around.

Thank Brisbane81
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No trip to Marseille would be complete without a walk around the port. October is the ideal time as there are fewer visitors and the light is still beautiful.Spend time watching the activities and if you have more time take a boat trip and see...More

Thank gingerfrance
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure you do this in the weekend. Lots of afterwork places to discover and right front of a beautifull port!

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a tourist trap but definitely worth it. There are many restaurants, bars and souvenir shops next to the port.

Thank Zleopard
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Starting at the metro station, cross the street to the quay where small passenger vessels are berthed plying for visits around the harbour or further along the coast. Bearing around to the left a wide paved path offers the visitor a lazy amble past the...More

Thank Histoire M
Reviewed 5 days ago

For me this is the beating heart of Marseille. It is a great place to have a wander, or to havea coffee first thing in the morning, or a Pastis in the early evening. Chances many of the residents of the city arrived here first,...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely interesting Old Port surrounded by Bars and Restaurants to sit and watch World go by. Very nice to walk around with plenty of seats and boats to look at, great views and photo opportunities. Small fish Market in morning straight off fishing boats. You...More

Thank malc56
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During our holiday we had a day of exploring the Old Port and the local area. It was a lovely day and were fortunate to have great weather. There were little markets nearby selling souvenirs and local products which was great to experience that culture....More

Thank DaveStubb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to relax, get food and drinks. The restaurants range from mc Donald’s, Irish pubs, sea food restaurants to the more fancy ones.

Thank eddieonaball
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carol m
12 June 2017|
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Response from Gaetano A | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling and stay for the day I recommend the train. It takes about 50 minutes to arrive at destination and costs roughly between €14-€20 per person. There are 5 trips per day you could check the time table for... More
carol m
27 May 2017|
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Response from Niels T | Reviewed this property |
you will arrive in the middle of the city I believe. Walk though the old town and end up at the old port. Visit the Cathedrale de la Major and Abbaye Saint Victor and Fort Saint-Jean. the very best though is Basilique Notre... More
carol m
23 May 2017|
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Response from HichamGM | Reviewed this property |
hi the cruise terminal is at the vieux port. to reach the beach you have to walk for about 30 minutes there is a free beach at the David or you can take the bus 83 just in front of the cruise terminal and it will take you... More