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The Panier

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Address: 13002 Marseille, France
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Chance to see old Marseille

A walk around and through the Panier gives a flavour of the old city although there have clearly been changes and it has attracted small businesses and shops, together with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
David B
Chorley, United Kingdom
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A walk around and through the Panier gives a flavour of the old city although there have clearly been changes and it has attracted small businesses and shops, together with a range old cafes and restaurants. Might no longer fully reflect the old town but well worth the walk. I imagine it is much busier in later months

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled into Le Panier after visiting La Mayor cathedral and what a pleasent surprise! Narrow streets, small squares flanked by tiny cafes and restaurants, colorful graffiti and hip handicraft shops. We visited three times during our three-day stay just to wander around, grab a glass of wine and soak in the atmosphere.

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Pontevedra, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is a bit run down but it has quaint tiny squares and pretty houses, it is also full of fantastic graffittis and cosy art mini-shops. Worth visiting if in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Up and coming refurbishment makes this a nice couple of hours looking, having a coffee or a simple lunch. Hilly so good views back over the old port.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This vibrant old district was settled by the Greeks around 600 BC and is located just north of the Old Port in Marseille. The multicultural Old Town has experienced an influx of newcomers over the years starting with the Italians and Corsicans, who incidentally became French the same year Napoleon was born in 1769, followed by North Africans, South Americans... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Loved walking around this old district of Marseille which is a stone's throw from Cathedrale de la Major (which unfortunately is closed for renovation). It is so very different to the rest of the city, with steep, narrow winding streets and quaint buildings. It is a residential area with ethnic and artistic character with some great "art" graffiti on buildings... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I spent 2 good hours wandering in the Panier streets. Safe, cute and with lots of art in the narrow old streets.

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Malta, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The panier is basically an array of little winding streets, most of which are replete with graffiti-covered buildings, and the majority of which give one the impression that they have seen better days.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The oldest quatier of Marseille. It deserves a visit walking g through the old streets and feeling the heart of its citizens. A must!

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We took a stroll uphill to see this old neighborhood. It is interesting to spot many road side arts either the wall paintings or the recycling trash arts. We might not see all of them, but interesting enough.

Thank dominique_hwang

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