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Place aux Huiles, Marseille

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 150+ 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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  • Nice animated, lined with old buildings, bars and restaurants, some would say that it is a bit noisy though pedestrian, but we are in Marseille and the joy of living is present. Beautiful work of rehabilitation after its use for years, in a parking lot on floor, but personally, as long as to do, I'd rather see it regain its old image with its waterway.
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  • A few steps from the old port. Pretty place with plenty of restaurants and bars. We recommend the bistro of the ladies: nice decoration: retro-chic spirit, recycling. Home cooking, well cooked and well presented dishes.
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  • Place to ride and transition between the old Port and exclusive areas of the city. A few restaurants are worth we arise there, but be careful, there are a lot. Continue until the Grain of salt or Malthazar, much more original.
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  • Such a delicious lunch and very helpful servers! Best meal in France during our 9 days here!
  • 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 :)
  • What a hidden gem. Excellent food, wine, coffee and service. The 26 euros the menu of the day was hard to beat.
  • loved it: suberb food and incredible wine list!! One can have a most satisfying experience on this sunny terrasse.
  • Very good restaurant, one of the best in the corner (which is not a tourist, both present on the old port catcher). You can eat (very) well for a honest price. The restaurant is rather beautiful and pleasant service.
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