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The Panier

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Address: 13002 Marseille, France
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Vibrant Old Town!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discover Le Panier walking very slowly. Take time to see the narroww streets in Charite' area. You can follow the history of the city thanks to very good descriptions near every point of interesr.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you ever go to Marseille, "Le Panier" is the place to go !!! Nothing special to see, except "La Vieille Charité" but it's where you'll have the perfect feeling about Marseille. Just walk around, take your time, get lost... And you'll love it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Panier district is great for a wander around, seeing a slightly less touristy side to Marseille. Small streets with local bars, restaurants and little shops, easy to get lost roaming around! Very close to the main tourist area of the port so easily accessible, lots of steps and hills to climb though.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Located just by the old port, this is the historic quarter of Marseille with old narrow streets and tiny shops. Definitely worth a visit.

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