Vallon des Auffes, Marseille

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The Vallon des Auffes is a little traditional fishing haven in Marseille in the 7th arrondissement of Marseille. It is situated 2.5 km south-west of the Vieux-Port over the corniche Kennedy, between the Catalans beach and Malmousque bay.
This little haven is constituted by over 50 fisher cabins and small traditional fishing boats of which some of
Ce petit port / vallon abrite de part et d'autre du pont, une cinquantaine de cabanons de pêcheurs et de petits bateaux de pêche traditionnelle, don't quelques pointus typiques, don't les prises sont réservées aux restaurants locaux.

Il tire son nom de l'auffe, a sort of grass used to make rope, braids, and fishing nets.
Le pont en béton armé voûte constitué en pierres maçonnées forme trois arches en plein cintre de 17m de haut et 100 grades de biais. Il enjambe le port sur une longueur de 60m. Il est bâti au, lors de la construction de la corniche du Président-John-Fitzgerald-Kennedy. L'anse a été barrée lors de la construction des foundations afin de la maintenir au sec.
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  • We were staying close to this little fishing cove and found it made a nice sunset walk. Most days it was fairly quiet. The restaurants and cafes are closed at that time, I think they open around...  more »
  • You would never guess a place like this exists in the center of France's 2d city, literally a walk away and a beautiful old port and some really nice restaurants, even a place to swim!  more »
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