Gaze at the grandeur of Marseille's fortified Old Port, focus of Marseille's ethnic music bars and the city's famed bouillabaisse fish stew restaurants. Climb through the alleyways of historic Le Panier and stroll Marseille's stately main avenue La Canebire. Turn off it for crowded shopping streets like Rue Paradis on your city break.
Dining and unwinding on Marseille city breaks
Try a rich and substantial Marseille bouillabaisse fish stew on your Marseille city break, and sample Marseille's many other traditional fish and seafood dishes, especially in atmospheric back-street eateries around the city's Old Port. You'll find prestigious gourmet dining on the South Marseille coastal road. For tasty classic Provenal, Italian and ethnic eating, look in Marseille's city-centre streets off the lower part of La Canebire avenue.
Special places to stay in Marseille
On your Marseille city break, stay close to the beautiful Old Port to experience the city's vibrant dining and entertainment area. Or opt for turnings off La Canebire, in the heart of the city's stylish shopping district. You'll find spacious, luxurious hotels for your Marseille city breaks north of Le Panier and on the South Marseille corniche with its stunning sea views.
Things to do on Marseille city breaks
First, sample delicious local bouillabaisse fish stew by the Old Port, then explore Le Panier's steep lanes and window-shop in the city centre off Le Canebire. Take a ferry to the offshore Chteau d'If or visit the MAC modern and contemporary art museum. For a break from hectic city life, tackle a walk on trails to the dramatic calanques sea inlets, south of Marseille.
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