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Place aux Huiles, Marseille
(4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Located near the Old Port (Port Vieux), Place aux Huiles is situated to the west of the old canal, popularly known as the Customs Channel. The same route was followed by Honore Estienn – d’Orves and John Ballard as they allowed the galleys passage to access the arsenals. The channel was used for the transport of loaded or unloaded barrels of oil, from which it derives its name. The same channel was used mainly by soap factories prior to this. This channel was filled between 1927 and 1929. The location is rich in French heritage, and was an important point until the end of the twentieth century. Arrange to visit Place aux Huiles and other attractions in Marseille using our Marseille vacation generator.
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  • Once this place was nothing else that the place of landing of the boats bringing oils from distant countries where the Place name to the oils. In short, where you walk, there was water. This place is a meeting place for all generations and a spread of restaurants of all kinds. Whether you want a drink that day in the shade, the aperitif evening with friends or a drink in the evening relax this is the place to be! If you decide to stroll is an ideal starting point to stroll in Marseille.
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  • We should not spent a summer in marseille without come sit and aperitif in the square to oils, fun atmosphere to finish the day in front of a fish or a pizza
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  • A (large) piece of Marseilles who is reborn from the ashes of some parking... It is a beautiful place that feeds the city's history and "Provencal" atmosphere. It is very nice to stop for an ice cream or a drink!
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  • Such a delicious lunch and very helpful servers! Best meal in France during our 9 days here!
  • The food is not what expected.
  • What a hidden gem. Excellent food, wine, coffee and service. The 26 euros the menu of the day was hard to beat.
  • Accueil et service agreables, lieu sympa et relativement calme, deco simple et harmonieuse. Bonne qualite de produits, carte simple mais bien travaillee, excellent repas, un tiramisu comme je les aime... Merite les ecussons petit fute, routard et gault&Milau 2014 :)
  • loved it: suberb food and incredible wine list!! One can have a most satisfying experience on this sunny terrasse.