Le Panier, Marseille

Just a quick post on Marseille’s funkiest neighbourhood.

As mentioned in our last post, Le Panier means ‘the Basket’, a nickname referring to the shape of the steep, narrow streets and tall buildings, said to resemble a basket.

While the Marseille waterfront has been comprehensively renewed, this area is a fascinating study in transition.  Still lots of crumbling tenements and little local shops that have been there since post-war reconstruction in the 1950s, but an arty neighbourhood too.  Studios, bookshops, greenery and lots and lots of street art.

It’s becoming gentrified at the edges, but delve a bit deeper and there’s plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore.


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  1. Therese Bowes
    September 7, 2023 / 11:56 pm

    Love the street art

  2. Liz Thatcher
    September 12, 2023 / 11:29 pm

    Same as above
    Love the street art.

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