Place aux Huiles, Marseille

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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Marseille holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Place aux Huiles and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Characteristic square lined with restaurants and bars away from car traffic and people of the nearby vieux port. Good solution for a stop for lunch or mid-afternoon.
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  • Nothing to do, there is that restaurants and bars, this place has no charm, not a lot of interest
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  • a great place or there are a lot of restaurants and bars, there is the hard rock Café. Do if you have the time.
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  • Good foods. Kind staffs. Price is not so expensive. reasonable.
  • Terrible Service. Do not recommend it unless you speak a perfect French and would like to give it a chance...
  • Avarage. 19,90 € for the menu.
  • Good taste
  • Such a delicious lunch and very helpful servers! Best meal in France during our 9 days here!

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