This very old neighborhood of Marseille, behind City hall was renovated in recent years and is a joy to walk through. Quaint little shops, small cafes make this place a must to visit.
The best thing about the Panier is that it has maintained a "real" feel to it unlike other old-town areas that seem to exist only to serve the tourists. We enjoyed wandering the streets, having a drink at a bar or two and dining in the little independent restaurants. We went on an evening and a Sunday, so not all... More
Winding narrow hilly streets with little surprises around each corner. Some quirky shops. Lots of eateries, most with al fresco dining, some with music. But many shops shut at 1pm. Found a second hand shop with some things for my friend whose luggage is still missing after 3 days! Be ready for stairs. The Poor house (Hospice de la charite)... More
Not for all and a little inaccessible Le Panier sometimes feels like mountain Provence right by the Port, so it can provide a welcome relief from the tourist bustle of the Vieux Port. Its charm is its' character and contrast to much of the rest of Marseille. If you like Le Panier you will like Chez Etienne a Pizzeria serving... More
Le Panier, as it is called in French is the old neighborhood of Marseille, and probably the most beautiful. Narrow, interwined streets with many little boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
This area is full of tiny streets with tiny shops, bars, chocolate or icecream places. Lovely place to have a walk and take pictures. It's very close to the Old Port. It's gonna take you few hours to see the whole neighbourhood but it's worth it!
We followed the red line for the Panier district walk and it is to be recommended as it gets you just off the main tourist track. If you are only in Marseilles for a few days then the panier district walk shows you many of the old sights you might otherwise miss. It is clearly marked on the city map... More
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