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Vieux Port in Marseille

The Old Port, Port Vieux, in Marseille, France

The Old Port is the hub of Marseilles, lined by its quais, filled with fishing boats and yachts, and surrounded by small streets teeming with seafood restaurants and shops. The Quai des Belges, at the end of the port, hosts a fish market, every morning of the week, that has a life of its own.

The wide quais are popular places for a peaceful walk, and the many terrace cafés opposite provide handy rest stops for when you're tired of walking. You can even make a loop of the Old Port, walking around three sides and taking the little ferryboat across from one side to the other.

Posted by Jack on 12 September, 2008

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