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“narrow streets”(54 reviews)
“le panier”(51 reviews)
“artisan shops”(7 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 17, 2011

I once read a very nasty, negative review about Marseille on TripAdvisor and since then I feel I need to say something in response. In that review; the person referred to Marseille as "poor and tacky"! How arrogant! Firstly, it is true that Marseille if...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Nice old-styled streets, but nowadays filled with immigrants yelling around with non-french language curses and such things that makes this place a not-so welcoming place to visit...

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Le Panier is a mix between Barcelona 🇪🇸 and Napoli 🇮🇹. Wonderful area where u can find the best of marseille, many shops where you can find the typical marseille’s solid soap. Absolutely recommended for take pictures and chilling around.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wandering around is marvellous in le Panier. It’s got a unique feeling that I really loved. It is a must see for mural and street art hunting. There are so many streets for this: rue de Poirier, rue Beauregard, rue du Refuge, Montee des Accoules,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an after-dinner walk and the neighborhood is a lot quieter but still the old neighborhood aura is there. Recommend that you explore the many stairs and walkways with graffitis painted on them. There is often a surprise at the end ...

Thank Dangoh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old part of Marseille with a special charm that is totally worth visiting. We took our time to discover narrow streets, multiple stairs, little squares, and local shops and cafes. I would absolutely recommend visiting it because it does look different from other old towns:...More

Thank BorisBru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

....and really worth effort to walk there to see the beautiful, typically French architecture and the clash between the old buildings and new graffiti. There a range of boutique shops and cafes as you are meandering through the streets. Only downside was the large amount...More

Thank GC1515
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The paintings were cool but I expected more. Maybe my friends had hyped it up too much, but I wasn’t really impressed. It was ok.

Thank Elena M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So cute with all the small stores and little bistros. Lots of uphill terrain so where good tennis shoes. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Thank LeannW0323
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we waited to be let into our vacation rental, we saw loads of people climbing the many steps that led past our door. This included tours. We couldn't figure out what the attraction was until the next day when we realized that we were...More

Thank njjc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest having read some of the reviews questioning the safety of this area we didn't know what to expect. So glad we ignored them.This was my favourite district so much so that we went twice during the day and once at night for...More

Thank nerjafan2016
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Panier District in the old town is a place that artists & artisans call home. This community and the art on the buildings is very interesting

Thank Cindy P
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Nanoya B
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Trekker2020 | Reviewed this property |
Best time to go to Marseille! There are a couple of metro stations nearby so don’t drive!
July 27, 2016|
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Response from N2286GLdeborahp | Reviewed this property |
I think visiting alone during the day would be fine. There were some groups of street artists on some of the corners hanging out and playing music. Otherwise you just wander in and out of artistic little stores and galleries. More
Barry W
June 15, 2015|
Response from likemonkeys |
Yes I'd say Le Vieux Port is worthier than Le Panier, walk around it!
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