Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port
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  • pauljjj2017
    Maidstone, United Kingdom548 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    Le Vieux Port is the old port of Marseille and is predominantly now used for leisure boat facilities and berthing. There is a plethora of restaurants all around the port and there is no shortage of people and customers. This is also where Le Bateau (ferry) which takes you to the Frioul Archipelago for 11.10€ each return on a very regular schedule. As a tourist the port is a must visit and Frioul is a definate visit for its historic and biodiversity interest.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Naija M
    Algiers, Algeria1,002 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    I would guess that few tourists come to Marseille and fail to visit the Vieux Port. It certainly didn’t disappoint me. It’s huge and full of life. You will not struggle to find a cafe, restaurant or bar. Many of the city’s other tourist attractions are within walking distance. It also seemed to me to be a very safe place to be.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 December 2023
  • triplover42
    116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable visit to old port
    We enjoyed a few hours strolling around the old port and eating in a restaurant. It's pretty touristy, but wasn't overcrowded in late July. There are departure points for a couple of ferries, the hop-on, hop-off bus, and the petit train. There's a taxi stand with plenty of cars near the stands for the train and bus. There are tons of restaurants with outdoor seating. The shops all sell pretty much the same stuff, so visit a few and you're set. It's mostly soap.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 2024
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Foodange
Manchester, UK4,095 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
The beating heart of the city, a hive of activity every time we visited.
Avoided the expensive bars and restaurants and saw the port from all sides, from above and out on the water.
Took the boat from here out to Chateau d’If.
Written 27 June 2024
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triplover42
Glendale, CA116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We enjoyed a few hours strolling around the old port and eating in a restaurant. It's pretty touristy, but wasn't overcrowded in late July. There are departure points for a couple of ferries, the hop-on, hop-off bus, and the petit train. There's a taxi stand with plenty of cars near the stands for the train and bus. There are tons of restaurants with outdoor seating. The shops all sell pretty much the same stuff, so visit a few and you're set. It's mostly soap.
Written 23 June 2024
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico12,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It's the heart of the city, full of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, souvenirs and much more, you can go to the other main attractions from here.
Written 16 April 2024
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Naija M
Algiers, Algeria1,002 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I would guess that few tourists come to Marseille and fail to visit the Vieux Port.
It certainly didn’t disappoint me. It’s huge and full of life. You will not struggle to find a cafe, restaurant or bar. Many of the city’s other tourist attractions are within walking distance. It also seemed to me to be a very safe place to be.
Written 25 December 2023
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NamFahBluewaterworld
Surin, Thailand3,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
Great port to enjoy the sunset and beautiful view. Good location and near by all the restaurants and bars to sit and relax enjoyed the food and view.
Written 28 November 2023
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Deea Totora
Brasov, Romania14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A nice busy port, with nice coffee places around. In some days there is a market place with fishermen and fish. You can take the ferry to the island near the city, which is beautiful.
Written 23 November 2023
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK6,545 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Everyone said to me prior to our visit to Marseille this weekend for the rugby World Cup quarters that the old port was rough
We thought it was pretty good!
Some of restaurants a bit tourist trappy but some interesting old parts and the fish market first thing is cool
Written 16 October 2023
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DystopianNomad
Marseille, France24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Dystopian Nomad and friends visited the Vieux Port quite a lot during our stay. It is a nice area to take a very early morning stroll, scents from the sea wafting in the air, and seagulls flying about. We have also had the chance to eat in several restaurants around this area, and the food was surprisingly good, especially at the queen victoria. The are a lot of bars, restaurants and cafes that line the entire two flanks of the port. We had memorable times during sundown at some bars that face the notre dame de la garde. The crowd is mostly tourists, though some locals were around as well.
The vieux port also has a nice view that opens towards the sea, and upwards to the notre dame de la garde.

On the negative side, the area can be a tad bit risky for someone who doesn't understand the dynamics of manoeuvring within a big city . Drunken brawls generally erupted around this place, and there was a chilling absence of police, uniformed or otherwise. But then again, there was a group of cops who I understand are known as bac, we saw them intervening in a situation and yes they are super effective. But of course with a large number of bars, brawls are to be expected. Similarly there's a large number of pickpockets on the prowl, and young maghrebi youths looking to cause trouble, but then again this is the same in all big cities in france.
Conclusion, the vieux, port is a nice place. One only has to practise active situational awareness, avoid getting too drunk when alone, and it is a safe place.
Written 11 October 2023
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Niceaux
Vught, The Netherlands50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Amazing place to visit; in the morning the fishmarket is worth a visit. A little stroll around the vieux port of enjoying the sun and watching people passing by.
Written 29 September 2023
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pauljjj2017
Maidstone, UK548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Le Vieux Port is the old port of Marseille and is predominantly now used for leisure boat facilities and berthing. There is a plethora of restaurants all around the port and there is no shortage of people and customers. This is also where Le Bateau (ferry) which takes you to the Frioul Archipelago for 11.10€ each return on a very regular schedule. As a tourist the port is a must visit and Frioul is a definate visit for its historic and biodiversity interest.
Written 24 July 2023
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