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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  • Square near the old port, very well maintained, there is a basement parking lot. The square is full of places to stop to eat or drink fresh from the umbrellas. I loved it because there is no port chaos anyway!
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  • The south side of the old harbour is considered cheaper than the north side and especially on places like this one you will find countless restaurants at lunchtime.
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