marseille

Hello, marseille

Marseille is the undiscovered jewel in the crown of France’s Mediterranean coastline. The rocky hills of Provence look down onto the ancient port and the thousands of boats docked in its clear blue waters. Countless artists have been seduced by the sunny climate and the hustle-and-bustle of the town. France’s second city has all you could ask for - beautiful beaches, ancient buildings, thriving arts, and a dynamic nightlife. Welcome to a place fiercely proud of its unique cultural heritage, dubbed "Planet Mars" by its youthful population.

Shopping

The Shopping to Visit

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Vieux Port Fish Market

There is a bustling fish market in the Vieux Port well worth exploring. The intense smell of fish and salty sea contribute to making this experience one you will not soon forget. Why not buy some fresh fish and try a hand at the Marseille speciality Bouillabaisse stew?

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Les Terrasses du Port

In May 2014 a new shopping experience opened its doors. Les Terrasses du Port, a waterfront shopping mall, is ideally located north of the port and is a unique building complex full of shops, restaurants and a fitness park. Shop for everything under the sun, under one roof.

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Centre Bourse

The Centre Bourse is a massive shopping centre, with about sixty stores and department stores, a stone’s throw away from the Old Port. It is a great place for getting all your shopping done in one place - from fashionable clothing, to cosmetics, to anything else you may possibly fancy.

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Rue de la Tour

Rue de la Tour is your best bet for serious designer luxury, including chic evening wear. If you are looking for something nice to wear for the evening you can head here - there is certainly no shortage of classy, elegant and sophisticated designs.

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Cours Julien Area

If you want smaller shops then head to the Cours Julien area, which has a reputation as an alternative, bohemian quarter. The area is also great for food and antique markets at weekends - come here to find that one-of-kind vintage souvenir or item of clothing.

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Le Panier Area

Le Panier, Marseille’s oldest neighbourhood, is the best place for local produce. Rue des Petits Puits and Place des Pistoles are good streets for Provençal pottery and shops selling lavender soap and olive-based goodies. Come here to pick up quintessential local souvenirs.

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