The former Rue Impériale under Napoleon III became Rue de la République. The magnificent Haussmann facades were abandoned for a long time before a gigantic rehabilitation project finally started in the area. It is one of the symbols of tomorrow's Marseille, at the heart of the Euroméditerranée project.
Rue de la République connects the Old Port to the new ports of La Joliette with its 1.5 km length. For the Old Port side, many fashion stores have set up, mostly national and international brands. These include accessible brands such as H&M and Mango Outlet.
On the Joliette side, the district is undergoing a complete renovation and is home to the new shopping center : Les Terrasses du Port, which, as its name suggests, offers a large 260 m2 terrace with a breathtaking view on the port of Marseille and the sea. You will find more than 160 shops and more than 25 restaurants and bars. Cruise passengers only have a few meters to walk when they get off the boat to discover a wide selection of shops for all budgets.
A little bit further on, "Les Voûtes de La Major" also houses a new shopping center located under the Cathedral of La Major. After more than 50 years of neglect, Les Voûtes de la Major has finally regained its full glory with nearly 7200 m² of floor space, including 1000 m² entirely dedicated to gastronomy. This will delight your palate and bring new flavours to your kitchen. Les Voûtes will immerse you in a charming place dedicated to shopping! The setting is magnificent and you can have a drink on the arranged steps with a splendid view on the sea, the Fort Saint Jean and the MUCEM, or you can also enjoy the restaurants in the surroundings. Also think about renting a segway to visit Marseille differently!