Big and pretty leisure harbor.
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From the 6th century BC this was one of ancient Europe’s trading hubs.

What we see today, this rectangular finger of water with quays on three sides, is mostly from the 1700s.

It’s a symbol for Marseille, a place for locals to meet, go for meals and take some evening entertainment.

Tourists will be astounded by the rows of yachts, which seem to go on forever.

You could do a full circuit of the port, which will take about half-an-hour on foot, or catch the ferry from the Quai du Port to Quai du Rive Neuve for 50c.

The port is also more than a tourist trap as fishing still has a role in the city’s a economy.

On the Quai des Belges there’s a fish market for the day’s catch.

Last Updated: 7 January, 2022
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