Vieux Port, Marseille

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    THE CAROUSEL

    by balhannah Written Sep 9, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Quite close to the old Port, I came across this beautiful old fashioned Carousel and Admission Box.
    I was really impressed that Carousels as beautiful as this one are still around. In Australia, they are a thing of the past, only modern ones operating now, and such a shame.
    The one at Marseille, was double story, and had many nice paintings inside and on the outside of the Carousel. It was a piece of Art!
    Children would love a ride on it and I would too!

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  • Vieux Port

    by hsodaye Written Jul 17, 2008

    Favorite thing: Its a small walking town and you will be able to cover it with leisure in 1.5-2 days, 1 day is also possible but I would not recommend it.
    1st day can be spent in the old town, take a guided tour from the tourist information centre near Vieux port and evening can be spent on the beach.
    Next day the other side of the Vieux port covering the Notre Dame de la Garde area.

    Fondest memory: very big town with lot of food options are available

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    FERRY BOAT --- CESAR

    by LoriPori Written Dec 16, 2004

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    Harbour Area of Marseille

    Favorite thing: After strolling around the harbour, we were all getting a bit fatigued (gosh we're getting to be old poops) so decided to hop on the little ferry boat which takes you back to the other side. It was a short, but fun way to cross over.

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    TAKE A STROLL AROUND THE HARBOUR

    by LoriPori Written Dec 15, 2004

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    Harbour Area of Marseille

    Favorite thing: It was a beautiful sunny afternoon the day we were in Marseille. We mostly visited the Harbour area. We strolled around the Harbour, had a glass of wine at one of the many outdoor patios and just basicly enjoyed ourselves. Wim didn't want to walk all the way back to the other side, so we took the Ferry-Boat CESAR across the Harbour to where we started from.

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    THE OLD HARBOUR

    by LoriPori Written Dec 15, 2004

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    The Old Harbour

    Favorite thing: Hans, Wim and I just loved taking a stroll along THE OLD HARBOUR. It was an exciting, busy place and a hub of activity. There were lots of shops, restaurants and outdoor patios. An excellent place to people watch.

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    The Vieux Port

    by rickyvilla81 Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Without a doubt, the place you cannot miss in Marseille is the Old Port. It is the heart of this crazy old city, at the end of the Canebiere and linking the old Greek town Massilia to the sea. For the best views, walk along the southern edge of the harbour and up to the Parc du Pharo, which offers spectacular views of Marseille, the mountains and the sea.

    Fondest memory: When the sky is deep blue and the Mistral wind is charging towards the sea, it's great fun being up at the Pharo, right in the firing line of the 'sacre vent'!

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    Old Port fishmarkets

    by rickyvilla81 Updated Nov 19, 2002

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    Favorite thing: the taste of Marseille is the taste of the sea, and bouillebaisse is the dish. This consists of fish, and is more of a casserole than a soup. You can of course make your own with authentic Marseillaise fresh fish, bought from one of many market stands that dot the Old Port in the mornings.
    This is my friend Carol not wanting to be anywhere near the smelly fish!!

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    The Vieux Port is an ideal...

    by AlfredSt Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The Vieux Port is an ideal place for hanging about, with a glass of red wine, not doing anything but looking at the passers-by.
    That's all you need after having climbed up the stairs to Notre-Dame de la Garde.

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    I don't know much about the...

    by Andreaska Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I don't know much about the city, but think the more interesting part of it lies around the old port; and they have quite a nice beach though I didn't go to swim there, it was kind of enclosed with a fence, perhaps one has to pay for it? I don't know.

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    Life by the port

    by deeper_blue Written Oct 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Walk round the Vieux-port and taste the unique unFrench atmosphere. This is mainly due to the large mix of backrounds from being a main entry poihnt from North Africa.

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    VIEUX-PORT

    by LoriPori Written Dec 15, 2004

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    Hans & Lori -- Harbour

    Favorite thing: The original harbour at Marseilles is called the VIEUX-PORT or OLD PORT. Many ocean vessels go in and out of the harbour every year.

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