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“antique shops”(3 reviews)
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Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille, France
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All reviews street art interesting area antique shops bars and restaurants all ages wander around worth a visit graffiti jules artists mont rue bohemian quartier city artwork metro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area will be the heart of marseille for grafiti art music culture and cafés don't miss out if you go on holidays

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Edgar K
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Interesting to wander around in the late morning (nothing is open earlier). Some independent shops, vegetarian restaurant and lots of street art. Probably more fun for apero or dinner.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ethee
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

It all depends on what you are looking for and on your tastes. If you are trying to find shops selling luxury brand names, or well dressed ladies walking down their poodle dogs then this is definitely not the place for you. Of course it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chriskour
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Our initial impression was a good one. Gritty looking area but a hip vibe with plenty of drinking options. We also found a great restaurant there in Café Vian. However, we returned the next night at a later time and I wish we hadn't. Tried...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TravelingSoccerLoon
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I came here in a whensday around noon, and all I found was a dirty area, foul smelling and a bit crowded. There are several cafés (not bad-looking) and a children's playground. The streets around it are also dirty and there aren't any interesting stores....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Victor J
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We actually stayed in this quartier. When we arrived mid afternoon I wasn't sure - very few people around and shops shuttered up. But by around 5pm the whole vibe changed- cafes, bars and restaurants buzzing with people of all ages & styles. A very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Cours Julien is quite and interesting are and also can be inspiring depending on individual artistic side. There's so much to do and visit in the place. Some hidden bars which are good, restaurants offering varied cuisine, art galleries, and antique shops. Also, there's a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DystopianNomad
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We loved it! Stores opened around 11am. Great cafes and beautiful street art. Really fun vibe, would recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

If you are one of the guided group tours, probably you will find this location too intimidating, being an inner city experience. If you like to explore, are adventurous and easily mingle with locals of all sorts you will thoroughly like it here. On a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank DutchCarioca
Reviewed 17 May 2018

In Marseille many stores have painted metal curtains that are closed at night and holidays, and not seen during the day, much like the ones in Mexico City centre. Many are fun and refer to life in that particular part of town. The quartier of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank notacanada
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