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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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13002 Marseille, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I do recommend you take a ride on the public transport ferry across the port, at the front of the port (metro side) there are offices in which you can buy tickets to attractions such as visiting an island via boat.

Thank Kamin5ki
Reviewed 2 days ago

Big efforts were made to have this beautiful place nice again but still, the water is awfully plenty of trash and people are truly dirty there

Thank CyrilV28
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely clean area, plenty of bars and restaurants. Marvellous Norman Foster improvements to the pedestrian area including the mirrored ceiling convention canopy.

Thank Helene P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Marseille has one of the nicest ports in the mediterranean area. Here not only are there shops and restaurants but history. Long history! So old that it has structures or buildings that dates back 12th century or even older. Not to miss is the starting...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of restaurants to choose from, although there isn't a very large variety of dishes. In the morning there is the fish market. It's the start point for the cruise to If castle and for the mini train to Notre Dame de la Garde.

Thank Victor J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Marseille, just arrived for a relaxing weekend break. Some of the Cafe Restaurants are a bit pricey but hey, we’re in the South of France. Just look around as there is a place for every budget. The atmosphere is relaxed and the...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two sides of the port are flanked by many restaurants mostly with tables outside. Fabulous dining experiences are to be had here. Buses at the third take your to most parts of Marseille.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of resturant and bar around the port . You Can shop if you wont There is many stories luxury brand and normal. You Can Walk around and see a lot. Its beautifull.

Thank Rami S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed to find that there was very little, if any, seating at Marseilles' Vieux Port. Apparently visitors/tourists and locals are expected to perambulate repeatedly back and forth underneath the large architect-designed mirror-covered roof section. I walked the length of the port/harbour on both...More

Thank cdm6345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Morning and nights walk. The best. Get a coffee and relax. Drum players are around boats goes from IF island here. The best place is as small tobacco shop in the middle of theport next to the mcdonald which offers the cheapest but best aperol...More

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August 21, 2018|
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Response from suejane58 | Reviewed this property |
It took us 20 minutes by car from the airport, this was not in rush hour so little traffic. You could easily go to the port and sit in one of the many cafes. It is very pretty there. A boat trip would take too long. Enjoy!
January 5, 2018|
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Response from Ben C | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I cruised to Marseille cruise port in October 2017. We thought the cruise bus at Euro15 was a bit high and found a bus stop within 6~8mins walking distance. Just follow the colour line on the road and it would... More
January 5, 2018|
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Response from lesliefr2016 | Reviewed this property |
Take the shuttle bus! The large port is not the same as the “old port/vieux port.” Though you may be able to save a few €uros, finding a cab/uber and getting to the city center/bourse or Vieux Port is not a simple task and... More