Place aux Huiles, Marseille

4.0
#17 of 40 in Sightseeing in Marseille
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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  • Small square discovered totally randomly out of the parking lot, she has a very nice charm unfortunately ruined by the tourist restaurants.
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  • a beautiful set of Marseille architecture, with a bit of imagination you can imagine the atmosphere of port when the three masts were acostes
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  • The place aux gives an idea of what Marseille in its color, in its variety and richness. Located near the old port, it offers a variety of typical restaurants where you can taste a good bouillabaisse...
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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...
  • 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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The Old Port is near the water, seafood restaurants, and the not-to-be-missed museums. Hotels with sea views come with a price tag to match, though. For more affordable accommodations and local character, check out hostels and rental apartments in the Panier district. The Canebière neighborhood is in the heart of the action. For a more nature-oriented locale, a hotel near Garde Hill offers the nearby botanical gardens.
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