La Canebière is Marseille's most famous street, opening directly onto the Old Port (Vieux Port) . Its name ... More
La Canebière is Marseille's most famous street, opening directly onto the Old Port (Vieux Port) . Its name originates from the Provençal term canebe, meaning "hemp," and can be traced back to the 11th Century when the street was home to ropemakers and hemp merchants. With the destruction of the dockyard in the late 18th Century, it gained free access to the port and in the 19th Century. Its lively hotels, luxury shops, theaters, and cafes earned it an international reputation.
The museum is currently closed for renovation and is scheduled to re open in 2012. Situated on the relic gardens,
this museum traces the history of the foundations of Marseille and from the first centuries of its existence around ...
This store, which boasts a prime location on the Canebière, just steps away from Rue de Rome, is continuously packed
with satisfied customers from morning until night. It sells a wide variety of goods extending over several floors, including ...
This extensive sandy beach in the southern part of town is an ideal location for windsurfing. Beach umbrellas and sunbeds
are available for hire from waterfront restaurants, and thrill seekers will be happy to know that waterskiing and windsurfing ...