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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. Arrange to visit Place aux Huiles and other attractions in Marseille using our Marseille vacation generator.
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  • This former annex the old Port Channel has been refilled. It is now a very big place where you can eat or have a drink on the terrace. She is entirely pedestrian.
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  • This large square inspired by the famous Piazza Navona in Rome is located near the Old Port of Marseille. It used to be an ancient channel that accommodated the galleys but gets its name from the barr...  more »
  • Formerly canal, filled, then awful parking air destroyed today, space pedestrian laid out on an underground car park. Place to walk, restore (around 50 of institutions from the simplest to the most prestigious), the House of crafts. Starting point for a stroll on the old Port and la Canebière.
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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.