Place aux Huiles, Marseille

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Located near the Old Port (Port Vieux), Place aux Huiles is situated to the west of the old canal, popularly known as the Customs Channel. The same route was followed by Honore Estienn – d’Orves and John Ballard as they allowed the galleys passage to access the arsenals. The channel was used for the transport of loaded or unloaded barrels of oil, from which it derives its name. The same channel was used mainly by soap factories prior to this. This channel was filled between 1927 and 1929. The location is rich in French heritage, and was an important point until the end of the twentieth century. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Marseille holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Place aux Huiles and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We walked past this area several times during our stay in Marseille. There are countless restaurants and cafes around and you are really spoiled for choice. There is a lot of outdoor seating as well.....  more »
  • Very large place, surrended by restaurants, 30 years was just a parking lot but now it is a more pleasant area where you can some food specialities like good seafood .  more »

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