These are beautiful fish!

The Old Port is not only about beautiful walks on the docks, wild cocktails or fish markets. It is also the place where a small traditional Provençal market is held during weekends and public holidays. Marseille soaps, lavender, santons, arts and crafts and many other local specialities to discover or rediscover.

The Cours Honoré Estienne d'Orves is worth a visit, even if you can imagine drinking a drink more easily than shopping in this very Italian-style square.


There are more restaurants and bars than shops on the square, but a couple of nice spots are worth it.

- Les Arcenaulx: 25 Cours H. Estienne d'Orves. An historic and atypical place honored in 1982 by Jeanne Laffitte, founder of the Arcenaulx Cultural Association. This heritage site, full of history, has now been given a new lease of life. Bookstore, tea room, publishing house, restaurant, wine cellar... A place that is both magical and full of surprises. Like an old chest with many treasures inside.
- Maison de l'Artisanat et de l'Art: A unique place, the Maison de l'Artisanat et des Métiers de l'Art was founded in 1983 with the intention to stimulate and promote the arts and crafts. It became a place for exchanges and meetings between craftsmen, artists and the public. It was the place of many exhibitions, conferences, debates, screenings... etc. An atypical place not to be missed.
- Les Minots de Marseille: traditional wooden toys. 26, Place aux Huiles.
- Le Marseillais: Clothing. 8, quai de Rive Neuve.

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