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Address: | Rue Canebiere, 13001 Marseille, France
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Street like street

Street like street. They say it's champs of Elysium of Marseilles. It does have a beautiful church at one end and old port on the other. Few nice shops. I personally don't think... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 May 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This 1 km boulevard was built in 1666 as part of the city's expansion and is situated between the Old Port and the Reformes quarter in Marseille. It derives its name from the industrial cannabis fields near the Old Port as Marseille used to be one of the world's largest traders of hemp baskets & ropes until the 1930's. The... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

La Canebière is the historic high street in the old quarter of Marseille, France. About a kilometre long, it runs from the Old Port of Marseille to the Réformés quarter. It has been called the Champs-Élysées of Marseille. The name 'Canebière' ('Canabiera' in Provençal dialect) comes from the word Cannabis in Latin, as the area around the Old Port were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is one of the loveliest streets in Marseille and possibly France. We stayed in Marseille for five days and loved having a stroll in this nice area. On one side is the old port, and this is a really exciting area to be in. As you walk towards the other end of the street you will find, among other... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Street like street. They say it's champs of Elysium of Marseilles. It does have a beautiful church at one end and old port on the other. Few nice shops. I personally don't think it's something must to see, but you don't need to avoid it either and being in Marseille that's not something you will manage to miss as it... More 

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Abbotsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

As a shopping venue, it's OK, but its real value is that it's an easy route to some more interesting places - the Centre de Bourse on one side and the Marche des Capucins on the other - or, at the time we visited, the annual Foire des Santons. Otherwise, rather like the Champs Elysees, the overall setting is worth... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This a famous street that has been around for centuries in Marseille. It has been the hub of activity for hundreds of years. The closer you are to the Vieux Port the nicer it is. The closer to the Arab market the more varied it becomes, but it still has unique shops and opportunities. Keep an open mind and enjoy... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have fallen in love with Marseille. La Canebiere is 'main street' Marseille. Once elegant but now more 'used'. Marseille has gems hidden around every corner, in every nook and cranie. This is not a place for tourists looking for a pristine, serene experience. Nice or Aix would perhaps be a better fit. But if you like Berlin, Derry, New... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Ok if you like shops, crowds and expensive items. Very busy area, nothing really special, different or unique, noisy and full of car fumes.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

It must have been a nice area in the past. Today, it has lost its charm, and it has become just another street.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

It is the main and the most famous street of Marseille , it is the main destination of many tourists , this long street begins from the old port (Vieux Port) and going up to the church of Réformés , It is full of important institutions and boutique and cafes In the side of this street near to the Vieux... More 

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