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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13002 Marseille, France
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All reviews fish market ferris wheel lots of restaurants fresh fish watch the world street performers big wheel fishing boats bouillabaisse walk around metro station nice walk sunny day notre dame de la garde boat trip port mirror
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank ClassyPirates
Reviewed 5 days 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...More

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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...More

Thank BorisBru
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
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...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank GC1515
Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank JimTVictoria_Canada
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
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...More

Thank LeannW0323
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurants,typicsl market.Buzzing,whilst also able to saunter round it admiring the shops and taking in the beautiful boats.

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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