Place aux Huiles, Marseille

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Great large square with restaurants and a variety of stores in marseille you would enjoy exploring for an afternoon  more »
  • the square itself is not really something special, but there are some nice restaurants around for dinner or just for a drink. no big highlight in Marseille, but still a pleasant area.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Such a delicious lunch and very helpful servers! Best meal in France during our 9 days here!
  • What a hidden gem. Excellent food, wine, coffee and service. The 26 euros the menu of the day was hard to beat.
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  • First class food and fantastic service.
  • The food is not what expected.