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“Exceeded my expectations!”
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Owner description: Marseille's old port, once a great commercial center for boats arriving from Africa, has recently experienced a dramatic revitalization as a destination for cruise ships.
London, United Kingdom
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“Exceeded my expectations!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

To be very honest, from reading a lot of information on-line about Marseilles, I started to think I had made a big mistake in booking a one week's trip. How wrong I was! I thoroughly enjoyed my time here, especially the Vieux Port area.

Vibrant, interesting, a beautiful harbour with some fine yachts, restaurants galore, plenty of shops and a good daily market - plus lots of sunshine. Who could ask for more?

I found the Vieux Port area very safe at all times of the day; just like other major European cities you have to take the usual common-sense precautions to protect your personal belongings.

This is certainly an area I would re-visit without any hesitation.

Visited August 2014
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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“Loved it”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I have visited the old port of Marseille before, but wasn't really impressed. This time however it was different. I can't really be very specific regarding what changed in my perspective, but I was impressed. I found it to be amazing, breath-taking and very traditional-looking. Take a stroll and enjoy every possible view spot. There are also many tasteful tourist shops with the local traditional soap being their major product for sale, maybe overpriced. It is really nice and I hope you visit the port in a sunny day, since the sunlight will add significantly to its beauty.

Visited May 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Interesting collection of boats”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is a relatively large harbor area there are all sorts of boats to be seen but it seems very old and in a state of disrepair that is beyond help

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Nice area”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I really liked this area of Marseille. Great for wandering around and seeing what's going on. Lovely views of the harbour and all of the boats. Lots of good shops nearby and restaurants too. We booked a boat tour to the Calanques National Park from here which was well worth it. Very scenic and lovely to see.

Visited August 2014
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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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“Lively and interesting.”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Lots to see here, we sat near the port and ate kebabs and burgers (very classy!!!) then had a wander around. A group of guys playing the drums enticed some children to dance, smiles all round! We walked along some stalls selling soap, jewellery, glace fruits etc. Nice sights and smells, not sure about the lady playing the harmonica. Finished the evening at The Queen Vic on the front, drinking wine, watching the sun go down and taking in the atmosphere.

Visited August 2014
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