One of the city's oldest districts, the Panier (literally translated meaning "basket") is where the ancient ... More
Quartier du Panier (Panier District)
One of the city's oldest districts, the Panier (literally translated meaning "basket") is where the ancient Phocaeans first settled and founded the city of Massilia. Using the 18th-century Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame des Accoules church bell tower (17th-19th century) as reference points, these lead to the foot of Montee des Accoules - a series of steep flights of steps typical of old Marseilles - which lead right to the heart of the district and pedestrians' paradise. Once home to the ancient city's Greek agora (a public open space used for assemblies and markets), Place de Lenche still bustles with life and has its own market, restaurants and theater. At the summit of the old town is Place des Moulins, which in the 16th Century lived up to its name with no less than fifteen flour mills. These days its fountain and school help maintain its village square tranquility and charm.
The long coastal road, leading from the centre of Marseilles to the Prado and Gaston Defferre beaches, was constructed between
1850 and 1861. At this time it served to link the city centre with the chalet districts the cabanons ...
Just off the coast of Marseilles, the islands of Pomègues and Ratonneau, connected by a sea wall, present an arid,
windswept landscape where sea birds seek refuge. The rugged contours of the coastline are broken up by rocky inlets, ...
STANDING ON THE OLD PORT OF MARSEILLE LA RESIDENCE DU VIEUX PORT IS A PERFECT HOTEL FOR GUESTS WITH AN
EYE FOR BEAUTY. IT IS IDEALLY SITUATED TO OFFER UNIQUE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MARSEILLE INCLUDING NOTRE DAME DE LA ...