A few facts about the Old Port:

  • the Old Port (Vieux Port in French), has been the beating heart of Marseille for 2,700 years.
  • is located in the end of Canebière street and it is the centre of the city. It has been the natural harbour of Marseille since antiquity. Every morning there is a fish market offering a wide range of fresh fish sold by the fishermen’s wives.
  • The Ferry Boat cruises from Vieux Port. It is a tourist attraction, known as the shortest commercial boat ride in Europe. It is free of charge. (à vérifier)

How to get there:

2 minute walk from Hello Marseille. Metro stop: Vieux Port. (Line direction to “La Fourragère”)


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