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  • 1 Carré Thiars

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Thiars F - 13000 Marseille

    A host of restaurants and nightclubs are to be found in these geometric streets around Place Thiars, which were laid out at the end of the 18C.

  • 2 Théâtre de la Criée

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    16 quai de Rive-Neuve F - 13007 Marseille

    This theatre alongside the Old Port (formerly where fish was auctioned) has flourished under the direction of Marcel Maréchal (1976-1993) and, later, Gildas Bourdet.

  • 3 Alcazar

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Belzunce F - 13000 Marseille

    Maurice Chevalier and Mistinguett, Raimu and Fernandel, Yves Montand (who debuted here) and Johnny Hallyday faced the boisterous Marseille public at this venue before it closed down in 1964. It stood idle for years, before being renovated, and now ho..

  • 4 Cours Julien

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Julien F - 13000 Marseille

    A pleasant garden has been added at the centre of this thoroughfare lined with fashion boutiques (Madame Zaza of Marseille), theatres (Espace Julien, Chocolat Théâtre) and café terraces. Rue de Bussy l'Indien, rue Pastoret and rue Vian have a nice al..

  • 5 Place du Marché des Capucins

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Marché-des-Capucins F - 13000 Marseille

    The market square has remained the centre for fresh fruit and vegetable sales by colourful "partisans" with the gift of the gab, although some of the little streets are now a hub of Afro hair and cosmetic parlours. A small museum dedicated ..

  • 6 Rue Longue des Capucins

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Longue-des-Capucins F - 13000 Marseille

    The aromas of spices and freshly roasted coffee, olives cassées and Picholine olives, anchovies, herbs and spices, dried fruits and curios all vie for attention on the stalls lining this narrow street assailed in the morning by the crowds, who someti..

  • 7 Rue St Ferréol

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. St-Ferréol F - 13000 Marseille

    This road leading from La Canebière to the Prefecture is a hub of clothes shops, fast-food restaurants, ice cream sellers and department stores.

  • 8 Promenade de la Plage

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    prom. de la Plage F - 13000 Marseille

    The promenade carries on from the Corniche, alongside the Gaston Defferre beaches, which boast pools and man-made beaches lined with lawns. After the David (a replica of Michelangelo's statue) overlooking the end of the avenue du Prado, is the popula..

  • 9 Port de Marseille

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai du Port F - 13000 Marseille

    In 1844, when the Old Port was no longer sufficient, the Bassin de la Joliette was built. Since then, it has continued its extension toward the north and Marseille's port now reaches as far as the banks of the Étang de Berre and the Bassin de Fos. It..

  • 10 Joliette Docks

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Joliette F - 13000 Marseille

    Now renovated, they house municipal technical departments and communications and show business firms; they are also used for temporary exhibitions, which enables visitors to admire the fine vaulted cellars.

  • 11 Dôme

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    48 Avenue de St-Just F - 13000 Marseille

    Marseille did not have a hall to accommodate large concerts and other shows for the general public. This massive, greyish flying saucer has now satisfied this need.

  • 12 Cathédrale de la Major

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la Major F - 13002 Marseille

    Architect Espérandieu started building the cathedral in 1852. Its Romanesque-Byzantine style was very much in fashion at the time.

  • 13 Palais de la Bourse - Maritime Museum

    Museums and art

    9 La Canebière F - 13221 Marseille

    In Marseille's Musée de la Marine et de l'Économie, layouts and models of sailships and steamships, watercolours and paintings illustrate the city's maritime history.

  • 14 Les Goudes

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    prom. de la Plage F - 13008 Marseille

    An exceptional place promising a drastic change of scene and real authenticity: the small fishing port feels like it is at the end of the earth, and has myriad little creeks where you can go diving and swimming. Very popular with the locals in summer..

  • 15 La Canebière

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    La Canebière F - 13001 Marseille

    All city transport converges in this avenue with its fashionable cafés, cinemas and department stores. Its veritable hour of glory was in the 1930s and it is finding it difficult to regain its former lustre. Several buildings are a reminder of its gl..

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