La Canebiere, Marseille

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Visit La Canebiere, built in 1666, to see the site of historic events, such as the assassination King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and tragic events, such as the Nouvelles Galeries store fire. The street runs from the Réformés quarter to the Vieux-Port. Named after the Middle Ages rope-makers who resided in Marseille, the avenue offers a mix of old and new, with stores, cafes, and hotels blending into the historic setting. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Marseille holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the La Canebiere and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Canebiere is the iconic street of Marseille. But it's very uneven, some portions are uninteresting, some buildings are being renovated so no shops for the time being. The interesting parts are wha...  more »
  • Fortunately there's the song! This Avenue has more no charm except to bring us the old port! small businesses badly maintained and banks at will. Move along, there is nothing to see!
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  • More mythical C at all. C dirty is nothing to do. The adjacent streets are much nicer. Unless you want a kebab or make a detour to the shop of OM...
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The Old Port is near the water, seafood restaurants, and the not-to-be-missed museums. Hotels with sea views come with a price tag to match, though. For more affordable accommodations and local character, check out hostels and rental apartments in the Panier district. The Canebière neighborhood is in the heart of the action. For a more nature-oriented locale, a hotel near Garde Hill offers the nearby botanical gardens.
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